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
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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Tips for Finding the Right Orthopaedic Specialist for Your Child
No parent wants to contemplate anything harming their child. But injuries are often a fact of life growing up, especially for active children.
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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
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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How to Improve Your Bone and Joint Health
People getting in shape tend to focus on building cardio and muscle strength. That’s a good start, but it’s just as important to keep our bone and joint health in mind.
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4 Most Common Occupational Therapy Assessments
If you’ve ever worked with an occupational therapist following an injury, then you know that ongoing assessments are central to their ability to measure your improvements.
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