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A Few Hundred People Turned To Bone
Medical researchers struggle to understand—and hope eventually to cure—a bizarre and little-known disease that slowly but inescapably turns its victims into masses of solid bone

A Manual for Above-Knee Amputees & A Manual for Below-Knee Amputees
The objective of this manual is to make readily available to "above-knee" amputees, including persons who have had a knee disarticulation, hip-disarticulation or hemipelvectomy, the information generally provided to them orally by members of the treatment team- the medical doctor, the physical therapist, the prosthetist, and others. Included, also is additional information that we hope will be interesting and useful to persons with an amputation at the level of the knee and above.

A look at carpal tunnel syndrome.
All the facts and fiction about carpal tunnel syndrome. Includes exercises, statistical information and medical links.

Abnormal Head Shape
An abnormally shaped head is usually recognized at birth. There are three causes of abnormal head shape in infants. The largest group of infants with an abnormal head shape is those who have positional deformities which develop during pregnancy or while sleeping. The next most common group is those infants who present with early closure of the cranial sutures (craniosynostosis). The smallest group are infants with craniofacial syndromes, such as Apert's, Crouzon's, and Pfeiffer's.

About - Polymyalgia Rheumatica.
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disorder that causes stiffness and aching that begins in the neck, shoulder, and hip areas. It is not known whether it is a disease of the joints, muscles, or arteries. However, it is thought that inflammation in these areas leads to pain and stiffness.

About Orthopedics
Find information about orthopedics, with resources on a wide range of topics encompassing many common orthopedic problems. Learn about orthopedic ailments and their treatments. Scleroderma
News, information, and support for patients with scleroderma.

Achondroplasia - March of Dimes
Hands are short with stubby fingers. There is a separation between the middle and ring fingers (trident hand). Most individuals with achondroplasia eventually reach an adult height of about 4 feet

Achondroplasia:Help and Information
This site provides help and information relating to the condition called Achondroplasia, with pictures of people with this condition. In-depth information, forums and chat rooms.

Adductor Strain : Article by Bruce B Fry, DO
Adductor Strain - An adductor (groin) strain is a common problem among many individuals who are physically active, especially in competitive sports. The most common sports that put athletes at risk for adductor strains are football, soccer, hockey, basketball, tennis, figure skating, baseball, horseback riding, karate, and softball.Hip adductor injuries occur most commonly when there is a forced push-off (side-to-side motion). High forces occur in the adductor tendons when the athlete must shift direction suddenly in the opposite ...

Adhesive Capsulitis : Article by Thierry HM Dahan, MD, LMCC, CCFP, FRCPC, FABPMR
Adhesive capsulitis, most commonly referred to as frozen shoulder (FS), is an idiopathic disease with 2 principal characteristics: pain and contracture.Pain Shoulder pain associated with FS is progressive in nature and initially tends to be felt mostly at night or when the shoulder is moved close to the end of its range of motion (ROM). Certain combined movements of the shoulder, such as abduction and external rotation (eg, doing one's hair, reaching for a seatbelt overhead) or

Alexander Foundation
Non-profit charitable institution that supports the funding and research of Kleeblattschadel Deformity, or cloverleaf syndrome, a type of craniosynostosis in which there is premature closure of bones of the skull.

American RSDHope
The American RSDHope reaches out and serves the entire United States. We are a non-profit group made up of patients, parents and friends whose mission is to spread information to anyone and everyone who asks or will listen. We are not medical professionals and we do not offer medical advice

American Society For Scleroderma Research
ASFSR brings people together, to work together, to raise funds to find a cure for scleroderma. Find information about this auto-immune disease, coping with it, and details about fundraisers.

Apert syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apert Syndrome, virtually synonymous with Acrocephalosyndactyly, is a branchial arch syndrome, resulting from a developmental anomaly. Specifically, this syndrome affects the first branchial (or pharyngeal) arch, which is the precursor of the maxilla and mandible.

Arthrocentesis, Elbow: eMedicine Clinical Procedures
Arthrocentesis involves both the puncture of a joint and the aspiration of its synovial fluid. It is typically used to make an accurate diagnosis of a painful, warm, swollen joint. Removal of excess fluid can be therapeutic. ...

Arthrocentesis, Shoulder: eMedicine Clinical Procedures
Shoulder arthrocentesis can be performed diagnostically for identification of the etiology of acute arthritis or therapeutically for drainage of an effusion. Using the same technique, the joint can be injected therapeutically with corticosteroids, anesthetics, or both. The ...

Arthroclub - Advancing Arthroplasty Concepts in Egypt
Arthroclub is a private scientific non-profit group,acting since 2001. The website includes the event details, articles and studies conducted by Egyptian Orthopedic professors, updated news and firewires and an interesting arthroquiz section. Also an updated arthroplasty crosswords puzzles.

Imagine children unable to groom or dress themselves because their elbows are completely straight and cannot bend. Or children unable to walk with any efficiency because their hips and knees are not only deformed, but also are incapable of motion. This is the plight of children with arthrogryposis.

Arthrogryposis -
Although arthrogryposis is not a familiar term to most people, arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) affects about 3 out of 1000 people, or about 750,000 people in the United States alone. The term comes from arthro- (a Greek prefix meaning "joint") and gryposis (meaning "abnormal curvature"). Children with AMC have joint contractures present at birth. The tissues surrounding the involved joints are abnormally short, making the joints difficult to move. Muscles are often replaced by fat or fibrous tissue.

Arthroscopy has revolutionized the treatment of joint injuries.
In the past, treatment of orthopedic injuries involved extensive surgery, including large incisions, a hospital stay, and a prolonged recovery period. But today, with the help of an arthroscope, today's orthopedic surgeon can easily examine, diagnose, and treat problems in the joint that previously may have been difficult to identify.

Artificial hips
A feature on artificial hips, about the operation and costs involved.

Athletes with Disabilities : Article by Gerard A Malanga, MD
Athletes with Disabilities - Adapted sports were introduced in the mid twentieth century as a tool for rehabilitation of injuries in war veterans. Over time, adapted sports have grown in popularity. People with disabilities now can participate on the recreational level as well as the international competitive level. In many sports, such as archery, athletes who are disabled can participate side-by-side with athletes with able bodies. Adapted equipment also allows athletes with disabilities to engage in other activities.Organized activities for ...

Atlas of Signs in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Atlas of Signs in Musculoskeletal Radiology

Benign and Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors : Article by Vinod B Shidham, MD, FIAC,
Benign and Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors - ...

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