- According to Swedish researchers, the feeling of a missing limb can be duplicated in people who have never lost a body part.
- New England Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski may miss the start of the 2013 NFL season due to a fourth forearm surgery.
- Anatomical 3D models directly derived from X-ray computer tomographic data sets were used by University of Notre Dame researchers to demonstrate the ability to rapidly and easily make these models and then 3D-print bones after obtaining clinical scans.
- Recent studies have probed the effectiveness of stretching and how it may be inhibiting your maximum strength during physical exertion.
- Kevin Ware's sophomore post-season with the Louisville Cardinals came to an abrupt end Sunday night when an awkward landing left his right left broken in two places.
- New York Met's starting pitcher Johan Santana has re-torn his anterior capsule, a preexisting injury that has already forced him to sit out a season.
- Osteopathic manipulation might reduce pain symptoms for the millions who suffer from chronic lower back pain, a new study demonstrates. While no panacea for the second-most common neurological...
- A man who received a double-arm transplant late last year is now able to send text messages, the U.S. Army says. Brendan Marrocco lost all four limbs in an explosion while serving in Iraq in 2009, becoming the first soldier in the war to survive under such conditions.
- 3D printed implants advantage is the possibility to use an individually scanned model of a patient's skull to "print out" a matching 3D object layer by layer. The precise manufacturing technique can even make tiny surface or edge details on the replacement part that encourage the growth of cells and allow skin to attach more easily.
- The success rate of spinal implants made with high-performance polymers called PEEK could become even better thanks to a bio-active coating that until now couldn't be applied to the material.
- A child in England has had a life-altering and life-saving procedure that took the bones from her lower legs and inserted them into her spine.
- Both high and low levels of exercise can damage knee in middle aged people.
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.