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Arthritis

Arthritis is a term that is defined as inflammation of a joint and used to describe over 100 different conditions that can affect the human body.
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Knee

The healthy knee is a complex hinge joint consisting of bones and healthy cartilage. The three bones that form the knee are the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia),
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Knee Sports Med

All patient education materials are provided by OrthoPatientEd.com and have been reviewed by our Advisory Board of leading Orthopedic Surgeons to ensure accuracy.
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Elbow

The elbow joint is made up of three bones: the humerus bone (upper-arm bone), the ulna (forearm bone on the little finger side), and the radius bone….
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Shoulder

The healthy shoulder is a complex structure of bones, muscles, ligaments (connect bone to bone), tendons (connect muscle to bone), and cartilage. The bones that form the…
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Shoulder Sports Med

The shoulder is a ball (humeral head) and socket (glenoid) joint, and it is the most mobile joint in the body. However, the socket (glenoid) is shallow..
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Hip

The healthy hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball (femoral head) is at the top of the thighbone (femur), and the socket (acetabulum) is in the hipbone (pelvis).
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Wrist

The wrist is made up of the two bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) and has eight separate bones, called carpals that provide movement and support
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Spine

The spinal column is made up of twenty four bones called vertebrae. The spinal column supports the body and gives it form. hese vertebrae are connected in the….
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