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Arthritis

ARTHRITIS WHAT IS ARTHRITIS? Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects joint function and causes pain, inflammation, stiffness, and limited movement. Symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of arthritis. The two main types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The first occurs when the cartilage that covers the ends …

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Tracheotomy

TRACHEOTOMY WHAT IS A TRACHEOTOMY? Tracheotomy is a medical procedure in which a cut is made in the trachea, which is the tube that carries air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. Tracheotomy is often performed in emergency situations, such as when a person has an obstruction in their airways or needs assisted …

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Cerebral Paralysis

CEREBRAL SPASTIC PARALYSIS DEFINITION Cerebral palsy is characterised by an injury to the immature brain (before the age of two) that causes movement problems in the limbs. In some cases, deformities of the limbs may occur due to weakened muscles. Children with cerebral palsy may have impaired cue sensitivity and, in severe cases, impaired cognitive …

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