Brain Disorders

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Cerebral Palsy Cerebral refers to the cerebrum, the largest portion of the brain. The cerebrum controls and integrates motor, sensory and higher cognitive functions, such as thought, reason, emotion and memory.  Palsy refers to a disorder of movement. Causes Every fifteen hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy.  Cerebral palsy is caused by […]


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The Sciatic Nerve The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the human body.  Just like the spinal cord, it is approximately the width of a human finger. The sciatic nerve is made up of a combination of spinal nerves, namely L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3, and forms on the right and […]

Common Orthopaedic Conditions

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Interesting facts Orthopaedic is a word derived from the Greek “Ortho” and “Pais” or “straight child”. This is because it was originally used as a word to describe children with spine and limb deformities. Nowadays, Orthopaedics is more commonly used to describe the study and medical treatment of the musculoskeletal system, namely the bones and […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon chronic pain condition that can affect the arms, legs, hands or feet of a patient, following an injury.  Rarely, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome affects other parts of the body. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome accounts for approximately 2% to 5% of adult pain clinic patients and up to […]

Ankle Surgery

Anatomy of Ankle Joint

Did you know the average person walks 177,000 kilometres in their lifetime? That is the equivalent to walking around the world four times. When walking normally, the ankle joint bears a force of approximately five times our body weight, and up to thirteen times our body weight during activities such as running.  Therefore, the ankle […]