- A Palestinian boy born with feet facing the opposite direction traveled 7,500 miles to undergo surgery that would allow him to walk for the first time.
- Over 2.5 million basketball-related injuries among high school students occurred between 2005 and 2011. Less than half of high schools in the U.S. have an onsite athletic trainer equipped to deal with an injury sustained during athletic competition.
- Young athletes with private health insurance plans are more likely to suffer a serious injury due to overuse compared to athletes with public health insurance.
- Knee Arthroscopic Surgery Not Always The Answer To Knee Wear And Tear: Physical Therapy Just As EffectiveA study of patients with a torn knee meniscus found that arthroscopic surgery wasn't any more effective than physical therapy in improving outcomes.
- Researchers used detailed footage of a bicycle accident to understand how forces that are typical in high velocity accidents can produce certain types of facial injuries.
- The discovery of the anterolateral ligament could help physicians and orthopedic surgeons develop new therapies for knee injuries.
- Ray Rice is among the biggest questions in the NFL Fantasy Injury Report for week 4.
- Koni Dole from Huntley Project High School in Montana is ready to suit up for football season less than a year after having his leg amputated.
- 3-D high heel scans show how the shoes refocus body weight by forcing it onto the front of the foot, eventually causing painful deformities.
- Paralympian Nathan Stephens ignored the pain of his prosthetic legs to dance with his wife on their wedding day.
- Zach Hodskins, a standout one-handed high school basketball player from Georgia, was offered a preferred walk-on spot at Florida University.
- Real-Life Bionic Man: Robotic Exoskeleton Passes Safety Tests With Rehabilitation For The Disabled [VIDEO]A mind-controlled bionic exoskeleton for the disabled may soon be sold across Europe now that it has received safety approval from Germany.
Orthopedics specializes in diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. It is a main branch of surgery.