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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.
Aching back? cholesterol drug Lovastatin might help

Aching back? cholesterol drug Lovastatin might help

New ultrasound device provides bone disorder diagnosis, fracture healing

New ultrasound device provides bone disorder diagnosis, fracture healing

White patients benefit more than blacks in surviving surgical complications at teaching hospitals

White patients benefit more than blacks in surviving surgical complications at teaching hospitals

Survival after surgical complications appears better at teaching hospitals for whites but not blacks

Survival after surgical complications appears better at teaching hospitals for whites but not blacks

New surgical option known as OCRPRC for wrist arthritis

New surgical option known as OCRPRC for wrist arthritis

Gene-targeting approach for herpes treatment

Gene-targeting approach for herpes treatment

Top hospitals have 27 percent lower mortality: Annual HealthGrades study

Top hospitals have 27 percent lower mortality: Annual HealthGrades study

Advances in nanotechnology point to next generation of prostheses

Advances in nanotechnology point to next generation of prostheses

New bone cement may prevent amputations

New bone cement may prevent amputations

Multifidus muscle design contributes to spine stability

Multifidus muscle design contributes to spine stability

New drug being tested for Fragile X syndrome

New drug being tested for Fragile X syndrome

Cost effectiveness of spinal surgery examined

Cost effectiveness of spinal surgery examined

Informed consent process has lost its educational value

Informed consent process has lost its educational value

Study to examine how breastfeeding impacts cost of healthcare for very low birth weight babies

Study to examine how breastfeeding impacts cost of healthcare for very low birth weight babies

Study to identify best rehabilitation therapies for patients with traumatic brain injuries

Study to identify best rehabilitation therapies for patients with traumatic brain injuries

New approaches to prevent blood clots

New approaches to prevent blood clots

Cartilage transplants used to repair damaged shoulder joints

Cartilage transplants used to repair damaged shoulder joints

Better targeted, more cost-effective osteoporosis treatment could soon be a reality worldwide

Better targeted, more cost-effective osteoporosis treatment could soon be a reality worldwide

Light exposure therapy, dark sunglasses help night-shift workers

Light exposure therapy, dark sunglasses help night-shift workers

The coming surgeon shortage

The coming surgeon shortage

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