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The Latest in Scoliosis Treatment

The Latest in Scoliosis Treatment

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically forms in early childhood. While most cases are so mild they don’t necessitate treatment, some cases have been linked to serious conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Fortunately, recent developments in youth orthopaedic medicine are making even these cases easier to treat.

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Most Common Orthopaedic Injuries in Teens

Most Common Orthopaedic Injuries in Teens

If you’re raising children, you’ve likely dealt with more than a few bumps and bruises. As kids get older, their injuries can become a bit more serious due to growth spurts, particularly if they’re athletic or play a contact sport.

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Lapiplasty: A New Treatment that Gets to the Root of Bunion Pain

Good news for the millions of people throughout the country suffering from bunions: lapiplasty is a recently developed treatment with the potential to exceed the results of traditional bunion surgery. Left untreated, this common foot deformity can cause increasing pain and discomfort that eventually limits basic activities.

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Most Common Joint Replacement Surgeries

Most Common Joint Replacement Surgeries

We live in an era when advanced medicine – and joint replacements in particular – are allowing people with debilitating conditions to live longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives. Over 1 million total hip and total knee replacement procedures are performed in the U.S. each year.

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The Latest Treatments for Arthritis

The Latest Treatments for Arthritis

An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease of one or more joints. About 1.5 million of them have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This more debilitating form is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that typically targets the lining of multiple joints throughout the body.

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