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Gout

Gout is a common condition that can cause joint pain and swelling. Gouty attacks may come back in some individuals, and can lead to other problems. Controlling gout with medication is an important part of treatment.

Prepatellar Bursitis

Prepatellar bursitis is a problem of inflammation of the bursa over the front of the knee, just above the kneecap.

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Learn about how to become an orthopedic surgeon. After medical school, the next step is matching for a residency.

Wrist Ganglion Cyst

Wrist ganglion cysts are lumps usually found on the back of the hand. Treatment of a ganglion cyst is only necessary if there is pain.

Wrist Sprain

Wrist sprains are an injury to the ligaments of the joint. A sprained wrist can usually heal with simple treatments.

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons. Tendonitis means there is inflammation. Prompt treatment helps relive symptoms.

Stress Fracture

Stress fractures are overuse injuries to the bone. A stress fracture can occur in any bone, and generally requires rest for treatment of the injury.

Hip Stress Fracture

A hip stress fracture is a serious injury often seen in runners. A hip stress fracture is concerning because if the fracture displaces, serious problems can occur.

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition of pain in the buttocks. Piriformis syndrome is thought to be due to an irritation of the sciatic nerve.

Foot Pain

Foot pain cause problems under the ball of the forefoot. Treatment of foot pain in this area can usually be accomplished with footwear and shoe inserts.

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Determining the cause of your knee pain allows for optimal treatment to begin.

Groin Pull

A groin pull is a sports injury that is due to a strain of the muscles of the inner thigh. Proper treatment can help speed your return from this pulled muscle.

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a common complaint that has many causes. Once the cause of your hip pain can be determined, appropriate treatment can begin.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint that has many causes. Determining the diagnosis can help guide effect treatment of shoulder pain.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Glucosamine is a building block of cartilage. Chondroitin is helpful in strengthening cartilage. Together, glucosamine and chondroitin are treatments for arthritis.

Arch Pain

Arch pain is a common foot complaint. Arch pain, also sometimes called a strain, often causes inflammation under the foot.

Heel Spurs

A heel spur is a hook of bone that forms on the bone at the back of the foot. Heel spurs cause pain on the bottom of the foot.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a cause of leg pain, tingling and numbness. Often described as an electric shock that travels down the leg, sciatica is the result of a pinched nerve.

Herniated Disc

One of the common back problems is a herniated disc, a condition that can cause pressure on the spinal nerves. Learn about a herniated disc and the treatments available.

Low Back Strain

A low back strain, often called a lumbar strain, is an injury to the large muscles in the lumbar spine. Treatment can usually be effective with a few simple steps.

Back Pain

Back pain is a common cause of disability. Learn about the common causes of back pain and what treatments may help with your condition.

Orthopedic Academic Hospitals

Listing of orthopedic academic hospitals and orthopaedic residency programs. Listing by state of orthopedic residency programs for training in orthopaedic surgery.

Knee Arthritis

Knee arthritis can cause symptoms of pain, swelling, and difficulty with activities. Learn about treatments available for symptoms of knee arthritis.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly called brittle bone disease, is a condition caused by a genetic mutation in the production of collagen. Children with osteogenesis imperfecta are prone to having many fractures due to weak bone, giving the condition the name brittle bone disease.

Knee Dislocation

A knee dislocation is a serious injury that occurs when the end of the thigh bone looses contact with the top of the shin bone. A knee dislocation must be repositioned, and the important nerves and blood vessels must be evaluated. Treatment of a knee dislocation usually requires surgery to repair damaged ligaments.

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