Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions.
Janice Couch, 62, a retired pre-school teacher from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is finally physically ready to receive two procedures that stand to change her life, thanks to Henry Ford Health interventional cardiologists who paved the way by implanting a new aortic valve device for the first time in the health system's history.
As part of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Accelerating Medicines Partnership Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium, Nemours Children's Health has been chosen to conduct a first-of-its-kind gene therapy clinical trial for Morquio A syndrome.
Antibiotics administered before and during surgery should be discontinued immediately after a patient's incision is closed, according to updated recommendations for preventing surgical site infections.
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have created a promising injectable cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis that both reduces inflammation and also regenerates articular cartilage.
Improving lighting in the operating room could cut the duration of some surgeries by as much as 25%, according to Dr. Munish Gupta, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Affordable Care Act may be struggling with its own success.
Genes long known to control the formation of bones before birth also control bone healing later in life, a new study found.
A new way to identify more specific, higher-risk groups of older surgical patients can help in clinical decision-making and accurately comparing the performance of one hospital to another, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
The American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons released a summary of its new guideline titled "the Optimal Timing of Elective Hip or Knee Arthroplasty for Patients with Symptomatic Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis or Osteonecrosis Who Have Failed Nonoperative Therapy."
For most people, getting burrs stuck to your clothes during a hike is nothing more than a nuisance, something to pick off and throw out when you get home.
Rotator cuff tears are the leading cause of shoulder disability in adults and result in $12 billion in medical bills annually.
Existing thought in the orthopedic world is that treating a bunion with the minimally invasive procedure MISB may make a person's flatfoot worse.
The 2022 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the management of gout.
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery found that intraoperative three-dimensional (3D) imaging was superior to two-dimensional radiographs in confirming the accuracy of pedicle screw placement during spine surgery.
The brain floats in a sea of fluid that cushions it against injury, supplies it with nutrients and carries away waste.
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that age-related accumulation of abdominal fat is associated with lower muscle density.
Coherent Corp., a leader in laser processing systems, today announced the introduction of its AP 530 S, a fully automated laser system for texturing and marking implantable medical devices.
Mercy Medical Center ranks #1 in Maryland for Surgical Care and among the Top 5 hospitals in the state for both Joint Replacement and Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. David N. Maine, President and CEO of Mercy Health Services, has announced.
Researchers conducted a literature review to determine whether platelet-rich plasma therapy could help slow disease progression through lung regeneration in patients with chronic respiratory disease.
Historically plastic surgery has been considered one of most competitive and highly sought after residency programs.