Orthopedic Disorders

Orthopedic disorders involve anything to do with muscles, joints and ligaments. Common orthopedic conditions include knee problems, whiplash, torn cartilage, dislocated shoulder, fibromyalgia, foot pain and many more. Read about the causes of these conditions, symptoms, diagnosis treatment methods and surgery.

How To Spot an Acute Back Injury

More than 90 percent of Americans experience an acute back injury some point in their lives, reports the American Family Physician. Read on to learn about what causes this painful condition and the treatment options that are available.

A Review of What Causes Bone Spurs?

A bone spur or osteophyte is extra bone, or bony projections that develop on the edges of normal bones, usually in the spine, shoulders, hands, hips, knees and feet. The causes for bone spurs are many, extending to stress, repetitive movements and aging.

Learn about Tightrope Bunion Surgery

Tightrope bunion surgery, also known as Mini-Tightrope Bunionectomy, is a medical procedure to correct painful foot deformities caused by bunions. Unlike traditional bunion surgery, the tightrope method uses a special binding technique that does not involve the removal of bone.

Broken Femur Healing Times

Broken femur healing times vary according to a patient’s age, medical condition, the type of trauma, type of fracture, bone quality and the time medical intervention is being introduced. There are both modifiable and non-modifiable factors affecting the broken femur healing times.