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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.
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

Catchers' mitts do not adequately protect players' hands from injury

Catchers' mitts do not adequately protect players' hands from injury

Exercise and back support improves balance in elderly

Exercise and back support improves balance in elderly

Expression profiles and functional analyses of Wnt-related genes in human joint disorders

Expression profiles and functional analyses of Wnt-related genes in human joint disorders

Hypertension, diabetes and obesity are important independent predictors of increased complications for patients undergoing major joint replacement surgery

Hypertension, diabetes and obesity are important independent predictors of increased complications for patients undergoing major joint replacement surgery

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