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Orthopedics involves the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Bone problems may include deformities, infections, tumors, and fractures. Problems of the joints may include arthritis, b

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What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PST

Neck cracking is a noise that occurs when the joint in the neck is loosened. It also refers to a technique carried out by chiropractors.

What causes genu valgum (knock-knees)?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Genu valgum or knock-knees is a condition where a person's knees touch but their ankles do not. Learn more about the symptoms and outlook here.

All you need to know about jaw popping

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at jaw popping, a condition where the jaw makes a clicking sound and has a sensation of pain. Learn more about the medical treatments and outlook h

All you need to know about antalgic gait

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at antalgic gait, where leg or foot pain can alter the way a person walks. Included is detail on symptoms and the outlook for the condition.

ACDF surgery: What to expect

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

We look at anterior cervical discectomy surgery, a procedure to reduce neck and back pain caused by disc problems. Learn more about what to expect here.

What is a hairline fracture?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at hairline fractures, a condition resulting in small cracks in the bones of the lower leg. Included is detail on the risk factors.

All you need to know about neural foraminal stenosis

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

We look at neural foraminal stenosis, a condition where a nerve in the spine becomes compressed. Find out more on the symptoms and methods of diagnosis.

What is causing the pain in my shoulder blade?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

There are many different possible causes of shoulder blade pain. In this article, we take a look at some common ones and their treatment options.

Arthritis in toes: How is it treated?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, we look at the symptoms of arthritis in the toes, as well as how a person can find relief from arthritic pain and discomfort.

Why does the top of my foot hurt?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about some of the more common causes of pain on top of the foot and what can be done to treat them. This article also looks at foot care tips.

All you need to know about iliac crest pain

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Iliac crest pain is pain in the hip that can spread to other parts of the body. Learn more about its causes and treatment with this article.

Rheumatoid arthritis could be treated with a novel hydrogel

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have developed a hydrogel that has the potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis by absorbing the excess fluid that builds up in joints.

Pfeiffer syndrome: What to know

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

We explore the genetic condition Pfeiffer syndrome including the risk factors and how it is diagnosed. Learn more about the subtypes and outlook, here.

Hammer toe surgery: What to expect

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A hammer toe is a potentially painful toe deformity. We look at the types of hammer toe surgery, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.

Osteoporosis: Biology behind age-related bone loss revealed

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study reveals that the protein Cbf-beta switches progenitor cells from creating bone-producing cells to creating fat cells in bone marrow instead.

Can you increase your height as an adult?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about what determines height and if height can be increased as an adult. Are there ways to prevent a loss of height?

Joint space narrowing: Treatment, causes, and more

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is joint space narrowing and how is it formed? Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and how joint space narrowing may be prevented.

Trimalleolar fracture: Recovery, surgery, and outlook

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Trimalleolar fracture is a specific injury in the ankle, where three areas known as the malleoli break simultaneously. Learn about treatments and recovery.

What is an avulsion fracture? Treatment and recovery

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

An avulsion fracture is when a tendon or ligament pulls a piece of fractured bone away. In this article, we look at the causes, treatments, and outlook.

Patellofemoral syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is patellofemoral syndrome? In this article, learn about the main risk factors, prevention methods, and treatment options available.

Anterolisthesis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about anterolisthesis. What is anterolisthesis and how is it diagnosed? What are the treatment options available?

Largest ever genetic study marks likely osteoporosis treatment target

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists are honing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of the common age-related bone-thinning disease.

MDS prognosis: Outlook and life expectancy

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PST

MDS is a type of cancer where the bone marrow does not produce healthy cells. Learn about its prognosis, what factors affect it, and outlook.

Ten common knee injuries and treatment

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

The knee is one of the body's more complicated joints and is susceptible to various injuries. Here are ten of the most common knee injuries.

Boxer's fracture: Treatment, diagnosis, and recovery

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PST

A boxer's fracture is a bone fracture that affects knuckles in the hand. In this article, learn about the causes, how it is diagnosed, and treatments.