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Anatomy of the Bone
A typical bone in your body contains three types of tissue—a hard outer tissue, a sponge-like inner tissue, and smooth tissue at the ends.

Anatomy of the Hand
Each of your hands has three types of bones: phalanges in your fingers; metacarpals in your mid-hand, and carpals in your wrist.

Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope is a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint.

Avascular Necrosis
Detailed information on avascular necrosis, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Back and Neck Pain
Pain in the back or neck area can be acute, which comes on suddenly and intensely, or chronic, which can last for weeks, months, or even years. The pain can be continuous or intermittent.

Bone Cancers
Detailed information on bone cancers, including chondrosarcoma, ewings sarcoma, myeloma bone disease, multiple myeloma, and osteosarcoma

Common Discomforts During Pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting are common in the first trimester, as is fatigue. Other common discomforts are hemorrhoids and heartburn.

Common Disorders of the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis
Detailed information on the most common disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, avascular necrosis, bursitis, hip problems, hip replacement, kyphosis, low back pain, neck problems, neck pain, torticollis,

Diagnosing Hand Conditions
In some cases, a diagnosis can be made simply based on a physical examination. In other cases, though, tests may be needed to help confirm the diagnosis.

Doctors and Specialists
Detailed information on the physicians and specialists that treat disorders of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis

Evaluation Procedures
To help the orthopedist determine your treatment, you'll need a physical exam, a medical history profile, and a description of symptoms.

Facts About the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis
Detailed anatomical description of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including full-color, labeled illustrations

Hand Pain and Problems
Common hand problems include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ganglion cysts.

Hand Surgery
Detailed information on hand surgery for different hand conditions

Home Page - Orthopedic Surgery
Detailed information on the most common orthopedic disorders, including arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, elbow pain, elbow problems, cubital tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfers el

Knee Replacement Surgery
When a knee is severely damaged by disease or injury, an artificial knee replacement may be considered.

Low Back Pain
Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.

Online Resources - Orthopedic Surgery
List of online resources to find additional information on orthopedics

Online Resources - Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis Disorders
List of online resources to find additional information on spine, shoulder, and pelvis disorders

Overview of Hand Surgery
Many different types of surgeries can be performed on the hand, depending on the underlying cause of the problem.

Plastic Surgery Statistics
Statistical information relating to plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Detailed information on rheumatoid arthritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Shoulder Pain and Problems
Detailed information on shoulder pain and the most common types of shoulder problems

Shoulder Problems
Detailed information on the most common types of shoulder problems, including shoulder dislocation, shoulder tendonitis, and rotator cuff injury

Treatment Plans
For most orthopedic disorders and injuries, more than one form of treatment may be appropriate.


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