ANKLE SPRAIN: a shooter’s nightmare

By Misael Jonathan A. Ticman, MD, FPOA First things first:  “Sprain” is different from “strain” in that the former involves injury to the ligaments and the latter to muscles.  Ankle sprain involving the lateral ligaments is the most common musculoskeletal injury in sports.  The anatomy and biomechanics of the foot and ankle are so complicated that from time to time we, orthopaedic surgeons, need to … Continue reading ANKLE SPRAIN: a shooter’s nightmare

OSTEOPOROSIS: A Silent Disorder

Editor’s note: Home Defense Journal (HDJ) believes that good health and the ability to protect one’s home from external threats are closely interrelated subject matters. HDJ is therefore launching a Health & Fitness Section in order to make for a truly well-rounded on-line publication. Dr. Ticman, HDJ’s contributor for health, is a noted orthopaedic surgeon, a diplomate  of the Philippine Board of Orthopaedics and a … Continue reading OSTEOPOROSIS: A Silent Disorder