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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.
Long-haul flights, length of time under anesthesia increase risk of developing blood clots

Long-haul flights, length of time under anesthesia increase risk of developing blood clots

Shock wave therapy shows remarkable results in wound healing and curing myocardial diseases

Shock wave therapy shows remarkable results in wound healing and curing myocardial diseases

Practice of defensive medicine widespread among physicians in specialties at high risk of lawsuits

Practice of defensive medicine widespread among physicians in specialties at high risk of lawsuits

People may consume more calories after exercising in cold water

People may consume more calories after exercising in cold water

Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought

Tumors of the pituitary gland are more common than thought

Obesity is straining America's knees

Obesity is straining America's knees

PET and CT scans provides accurate detection and localization of foot infection in diabetic patients

PET and CT scans provides accurate detection and localization of foot infection in diabetic patients

Future out-licensing of BioSilicon in tissue engineering and orthopedics

Future out-licensing of BioSilicon in tissue engineering and orthopedics

New technologies may offer new treatment options for some patients with degenerative back problems

New technologies may offer new treatment options for some patients with degenerative back problems

Why women are more susceptible to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

Why women are more susceptible to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

New imaging technology may serve as objective outcome measures for orthopedic conditions

New imaging technology may serve as objective outcome measures for orthopedic conditions

Osteochondral allograft and microfracture procedures restore patient mobility

Osteochondral allograft and microfracture procedures restore patient mobility

Secreted signaling protein called Wnt10b secret to new drugs for preventing or treating osteoporosis

Secreted signaling protein called Wnt10b secret to new drugs for preventing or treating osteoporosis

Lack of collagen increases likelihood of osteoarthritis

Lack of collagen increases likelihood of osteoarthritis

Painful surgical adhesions may be preventable by taking the COX-2 inhibitor Celebrex

Painful surgical adhesions may be preventable by taking the COX-2 inhibitor Celebrex

Genzyme files Glucocerebrosidase patent infringement

Genzyme files Glucocerebrosidase patent infringement

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New gel promotes healing by gluing bone pieces together

New gel promotes healing by gluing bone pieces together

40-year tale of investigation and innovation into the challenge of hip implant failure

40-year tale of investigation and innovation into the challenge of hip implant failure

Simple and inexpensive interventions can cut the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections

Simple and inexpensive interventions can cut the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections