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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.
Adult stem cells can be used to make new tendon or ligament tissue

Adult stem cells can be used to make new tendon or ligament tissue

Quality of care provided for elderly osteoarthritic patients needs improvement

Quality of care provided for elderly osteoarthritic patients needs improvement

Benefits of less-invasive knee replacement surgery

Benefits of less-invasive knee replacement surgery

Simple diagnostic imaging procedure changes treatment for lower back pain

Simple diagnostic imaging procedure changes treatment for lower back pain

Patients checking into a top rated hospital have a 27 percent lower chance of mortality

Patients checking into a top rated hospital have a 27 percent lower chance of mortality

Robot designed to shoot X-ray video of sufferers of orthopedic injuries as they walk

Robot designed to shoot X-ray video of sufferers of orthopedic injuries as they walk

FDA approves jaw joint prosthetic developed by University of Pennsylvania

FDA approves jaw joint prosthetic developed by University of Pennsylvania

Use of traction to help treat low back pain has no benefit

Use of traction to help treat low back pain has no benefit

Only 10 percent of doctors have ever heard of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

Only 10 percent of doctors have ever heard of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

Dead human tissue illegally used in surgery

Dead human tissue illegally used in surgery

Increased physical activity may strenghten adult joint cartilage

Increased physical activity may strenghten adult joint cartilage

Spire Corporation awarded grant to develop nanophase calcium phosphate coatings

Spire Corporation awarded grant to develop nanophase calcium phosphate coatings

Artificial Cervical (neck) Disc for treatment of degenerative disc disease

Artificial Cervical (neck) Disc for treatment of degenerative disc disease

Powerful orthopedic repair compound

Powerful orthopedic repair compound

New way to create a permanent chemical bond between antibiotics and titanium

New way to create a permanent chemical bond between antibiotics and titanium

Diabetics who require surgery for ankle fractures fare worse than non-diabetics after surgery

Diabetics who require surgery for ankle fractures fare worse than non-diabetics after surgery

Alternative to Cox II inhibitors

Alternative to Cox II inhibitors

Study estimates Staphylococcus aureus infections cause 12,000 deaths, cost hospitals $9.5 billion

Study estimates Staphylococcus aureus infections cause 12,000 deaths, cost hospitals $9.5 billion

Rush to offer new treatment for arterio-venous malformations

Rush to offer new treatment for arterio-venous malformations

In vivo engineering of organs: The bone bioreactor

In vivo engineering of organs: The bone bioreactor