Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You
Study suggests a link between length of ring, index fingers and chances of eventual surgery
For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study
They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found
Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests
Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults
Anxiety, memory problems and poor health also play a role, study suggests
Your Guide to Healthy Bones & Joints
Even if you're in good shape, an exercise-related injury can strike when you least expect it. With the proper precautions, sports injuries can often be prevented.
Is the head bone connected to the neck bone? Or, is the metatarsal connected to the tarsal? Find out by "boning up" on your basic anatomy.
Orthopaedic Test and Procedures
Your health care provider has a number of tools available to help diagnose and treat your orthopedic problem.
Orthopaedic Conditions & Disorders
Head and shoulders, knees and toes-your skeleton and its supporting cast of ligaments, tendons, and muscles can face a range of conditions.
Arthritis & Rheumatic Disorders
Arthritis, which causes pain, inflammation and limited movement of joints, has several different forms.
Osteoporosis thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily. Chances are you know someone with osteoporosis; it affects millions.
When you break a bone, you may need a cast or crutches to help you heal. Sometimes a break is a sign of a more serious problem.
Preventing Injuries at Work
Repeating a particular motion constantly, like using a computer mouse, can cause damage to tendons, muscles, and joints.
Orthopaedic Conditions & Children
Certain orthopedic conditions are present at birth or develop during childhood. Here's a look at some of the most common ones.