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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.
FDA approves first spinal tether device to treat children with idiopathic scoliosis

FDA approves first spinal tether device to treat children with idiopathic scoliosis

Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium

Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

Superstar athletes popularize unproven stem cell procedures

Superstar athletes popularize unproven stem cell procedures

The talk seniors need to have with doctors before surgery

The talk seniors need to have with doctors before surgery

Robotic technology for spinal fusion at Norwalk Hospital helps great grandmother stay active

Robotic technology for spinal fusion at Norwalk Hospital helps great grandmother stay active

Concussions may cause loss of sense of smell

Concussions may cause loss of sense of smell

Music found to be effective in reducing anxiety prior to anesthesia

Music found to be effective in reducing anxiety prior to anesthesia

Young athletes who fail to score 90% on fitness tests have higher risk of second knee injury

Young athletes who fail to score 90% on fitness tests have higher risk of second knee injury

Most non-traumatic fatalities among football players occur during conditioning sessions

Most non-traumatic fatalities among football players occur during conditioning sessions

Lower MRI grade and humeral location linked to higher survival rates

Lower MRI grade and humeral location linked to higher survival rates

Addition of lateral extra-articular tenodesis to hamstring autograft reduces graft failure

Addition of lateral extra-articular tenodesis to hamstring autograft reduces graft failure

Surgery better than observation for older patients with meniscal root tear, study suggests

Surgery better than observation for older patients with meniscal root tear, study suggests

Researchers investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce risk of meniscus repair

Researchers investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce risk of meniscus repair

Arthroscopy more accurate than MRI for chondral defects of the knee, study finds

Arthroscopy more accurate than MRI for chondral defects of the knee, study finds

Patients treated with NSAIDs use less opioids

Patients treated with NSAIDs use less opioids

Research team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifida

Research team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifida

Researchers improve training modules for future surgeons with 3D printing

Researchers improve training modules for future surgeons with 3D printing

Study: Patients express higher confidence in orthopedic surgeons wearing white coats

Study: Patients express higher confidence in orthopedic surgeons wearing white coats

American medical students less likely to choose to become primary care doctors

American medical students less likely to choose to become primary care doctors