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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.
Titanium rib becomes 1st new FDA-approved spine deformity treatment in 40 years

Titanium rib becomes 1st new FDA-approved spine deformity treatment in 40 years

Stem cell science and orthopedic surgery may reduce failure rate in hip replacements

Stem cell science and orthopedic surgery may reduce failure rate in hip replacements

Guidelines introduce novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis

Guidelines introduce novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis

Significant differences between men and women when it comes to identifying the cause of back pain

Significant differences between men and women when it comes to identifying the cause of back pain

Joint inflammation

Joint inflammation

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Animal bone implants that resemble natural bone

Animal bone implants that resemble natural bone

Best hospital in America

Best hospital in America

Alograft ankle transplant - ankle of a cadaver to replace an ankle damaged by arthritis or trauma

Alograft ankle transplant - ankle of a cadaver to replace an ankle damaged by arthritis or trauma

Prescription pain medications may slow healing process in shoulder operations

Prescription pain medications may slow healing process in shoulder operations

Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of shoulder tears

Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of shoulder tears

New operating room with 3-dimensional technology that takes modern robotic surgery to new levels

New operating room with 3-dimensional technology that takes modern robotic surgery to new levels

New medical tool that will reduce the exposure to X-rays for patients with broken bones

New medical tool that will reduce the exposure to X-rays for patients with broken bones

Using gene therapy to fight rheumatoid arthritis

Using gene therapy to fight rheumatoid arthritis

Anti-clotting treatment underused at many hospitals

Anti-clotting treatment underused at many hospitals

PPD, Inc. has announced the launch of PPD Medical Device Division

PPD, Inc. has announced the launch of PPD Medical Device Division

Survey reveals surprising attitudes about joint replacement

Survey reveals surprising attitudes about joint replacement

Wyeth gets FDA approval for a novel protein device that enhances bone healing

Wyeth gets FDA approval for a novel protein device that enhances bone healing

Botox helps children with cerebral palsy

Botox helps children with cerebral palsy

Funding for new biomaterials for spinal disc repair and regeneration

Funding for new biomaterials for spinal disc repair and regeneration