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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.
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

CT with multiplanar reconstruction provides a clear multi-dimensional view of tibial triplane fractures of the ankle

CT with multiplanar reconstruction provides a clear multi-dimensional view of tibial triplane fractures of the ankle

Patent issued for nanotechnology bone biomaterial

Patent issued for nanotechnology bone biomaterial

Changes in reimbursement have reduced length of stay for patients receiving inpatient medical rehabilitation

Changes in reimbursement have reduced length of stay for patients receiving inpatient medical rehabilitation

Bandage that uses peptides and collagen, capable of healing wounds and regenerating tissue

Bandage that uses peptides and collagen, capable of healing wounds and regenerating tissue

Noncardiac surgery risky for older heart failure patients

Noncardiac surgery risky for older heart failure patients

Broken bones often mean lifelong disability in the developing world

Broken bones often mean lifelong disability in the developing world

Microdebrider better than CO2 laser for removal of most pediatric airway lesions

Microdebrider better than CO2 laser for removal of most pediatric airway lesions

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