Torn Ligament

Overview A ligament is a flexible tissue that acts as the binding force between bone and muscle. Ligaments are capable of withstanding high amounts of pressure, however, a torn ligament is not an uncommon injury. Most torn ligaments occur during …

Obstipation

Overview If you have ever felt extremely constipated that you were unsure of how to describe that horrible and painful feeling? Extreme cases of constipation are called obstipation. This form of constipation is otherwise known as obstructive constipation, hence the …

Xerostomia

Overview Xerostomia (zeer-o-STOE-me-uh) is often referred to as the dry mouth syndrome. Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night to a dry mouth and yearn for a class of water? Well, xerostomia is like that feeling …

Torn ACL

Overview The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the 4 pillar ligaments that make up the knee joint. It’s the link between the femur and the tibia and also ensures the rotational stability of the joint. A torn ACL …