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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.
Hospitals and physicians organize and market services targeted at specific diseases, organ systems and populations, raising cost and quality concerns

Hospitals and physicians organize and market services targeted at specific diseases, organ systems and populations, raising cost and quality concerns

Ergonomic and physiotherapeutic interventions for treating work-related complaints of the arm, neck or shoulder in adults

Ergonomic and physiotherapeutic interventions for treating work-related complaints of the arm, neck or shoulder in adults

Baby boy in China born with three arms

Baby boy in China born with three arms

Tension headache may actually be temporomandibular muscle and joint disorder

Tension headache may actually be temporomandibular muscle and joint disorder

Alternative to hip replacement

Alternative to hip replacement

Children with bone cancer in their arms or legs survival rate improved

Children with bone cancer in their arms or legs survival rate improved

First gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy under way

First gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy under way

Potent induction of chondrocytic differentiation of human adipose-derived adult stem cells by bone morphogenetic protein 6

Potent induction of chondrocytic differentiation of human adipose-derived adult stem cells by bone morphogenetic protein 6

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