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General Orthopaedic Reference

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Cervical Fracture
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical spondylosis
Congenital Torticollis (Twisted Neck)
Neck Sprain
Neck Pain


Arthritis of the Shoulder
Thermal Capsular Shrinkage
Broken Collarbone
Dislocated Shoulder
Fracture of the shoulder blade (scapula)
Frozen Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tears
Separated Shoulder
Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Shoulder Joint Replacement
Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
Shoulder Pain


Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
Broken arm
Dislocated Elbow
Elbow Bursitis
Erb?s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Injury)
Forearm Fractures in Children
Olecranon (Elbow) Fractures
Radial Head Fractures
Rupture of the biceps tendon
Tennis Elbow
Throwing injuries in the elbow
Ulnar nerve entrapment


Arthritis of the Hand
Arthritis of the thumb
Arthritis of the Wrist
Baseball finger
Boutonnière Deformity
Dupuytren?s contracture
Fingertip injuries/amputations
Fracture of the finger
Ganglions (cysts) of the Wrist
Hand Fractures
Kienböck?s Disease
Restoring Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury
Scaphoid (wrist bone)Fracture
Sprained Thumb
Trigger Finger
Wrist Arthroscopy
Wrist Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Wrist Sprains


Additional Resources on the Spine
Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon about Spinal Stenosis
Back Pain Exercises
Back Pain in Children
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Fracture of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
Herniated Disk
How to Prevent Back Pain
Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine
Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain Exercise Guide
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Preventing Back Pain at Work and at Home
Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents
Spinal Fusion
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
The Spine


Activities after a Hip Replacement
Anesthesia for Hip & Knee Surgery
Bursitis of the hip
Developmental dislocation (dysplasia) of the hip (DDH)
Falls and Hip Fractures
Hip Dislocation
Hip Fracture
Hip Implants
Hip Strains
Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
Live It Safe
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteonecrosis of the hip
Preventing Hip Fractures
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Snapping Hip
Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip


ACL Reconstruction
Activities after a Knee Replacement
Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
Arthritis of the Knee
Cemented and Cementless Knee Replacement
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate Clinical Trials
Prepatellar (Kneecap ) Bursitis
Knee Implants
Knee ligament injuries
Kneecap (prepatellar) bursitis
Meniscal tear
Knee Fact Sheet
Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain)
Osteonecrosis of the Knee
Osteotomy and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Unstable Kneecap
Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis

Foot and Ankle

Achilles Tendon
Additional Resources on the Foot/Leg
Adult (Acquired) Flatfoot
Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
Athletic Shoes
Ankle Ftactures
Bunion Surgery
Sprained Ankle
Claw Toe
Diabetic Foot
Flexible Flatfoot in Children
Footwear Guide
Fracture of the Talus
Fractures of the Heel
Hammer Toe
Heel Pain
If the Shoe Fits, Wear It
Ingrown Toenail
Morton's Neuroma
Orthotic Devices
Plantar Fasciitis
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
Shinbone Fractures
Sprained Ankle
Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus)
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Toe and Forefoot Fractures