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Information on orthopedic conditions and treatments involving the musculoskeletal system, injury prevention, wellness and exercise, and more. Orthopedic treatments use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
The Orthopaedic Animation Library is divided into seven categories: Cartilage, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Elbow, Hip, Knee, and Shoulder.
After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.
These general conditioning programs provide a wide range of exercises. To ensure that the programs are safe and effective for you, they should be performed under your doctor's supervision.
Information on conditions and treatments of the neck, back and spine. In-depth information on back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica and more. Treatments include non surgical medical management of such conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs and arthritis of the spine as well as spinal and cervical injections.
As the snow begins to pile up this winter, it is important to keep your back healthy while shoveling. Taking steps to prevent the on- set of pain will save you a lot of grief down the line. Making sure you have the proper equipment, footwear and technique all play a part in keeping your body safe and healthy. learn more
Using crutches helps to keep your weight off your injured leg thus compensating for a decrease in strength, range in motion, joint stability, coordination and/or endurance. When used correctly crutches enable you to perform your daily activities more safely. learn more
In 2006, musculoskeletal symptoms were the number 2 reason for physician visits. Musculoskeletal symptoms include pain, ache, soreness, discomfort, cramps, contractures, spasms, limitation of movement, stiffness, weakness, swelling, lump, mass, and tumors to the musculoskeletal system.