Orthopedics: Bones, Joints, Ligaments and Tendons Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-10
Summary: Our library below features 75 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Bones and Joints category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Bones and Joints Publications
Findings on How Bone Cells Respond to Forces Will Improve Repair and Prevent Future Injuries
New research from Shriners Hospitals for Children Canada and McGill University Montreal shows how bone cells repair themselves, giving important clues as to how to improve future care.
Publish Date: 2018-12-14
Plantar Fasciitis Information: Symptoms Facts and Treatment Options
Information regarding Plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciopathy or jogger's heel, a painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot or feet.
Publish Date: 2018-10-03
Muscle Cramps: How to Prevent Cramping
Muscle cramps generally result from over exertion and dehydration a lack of fluid in your system leads to electrolyte imbalance causing muscles to cramp up.
Publish Date: 2018-09-18 - Updated: 2020-10-07
Important New Biology Leading to Improved Healing for Bone Fractures
René St-Arnaud, Ph.D., Director of Research at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada shares his discovery of a new way to stimulate bone fracture healing.
Publish Date: 2018-07-26 - Updated: 2018-08-01
Dripping Candle Wax Bone Disease (Melorheostosis) Cause Solved
National Institutes of Health research study finds gene mutations that cause Melorheostosis or dripping candle wax bone disease.
Publish Date: 2018-04-13
Research Helps Explain Why People Experience Muscle Loss in Old Age
New research published helps explain why people experience muscle loss in old age, increasing the prospects of reversing the condition in the future.
Publish Date: 2018-03-13
Tendinitis and Bursitis: Staying Active While Healing
Expert advice and tips from Physical Therapy specialist John Connolly with Armonk Physical Therapy and Sports Training on staying active while healing and avoiding further injury.
Publish Date: 2016-03-07 - Updated: 2021-06-19
Hip Impingement: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment
Information regarding hip impingement syndrome, symptoms include stiffness in the groin or front of thigh, and loss of full range of hip motion.
Publish Date: 2015-07-29 - Updated: 2021-08-07
Difference Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Explains the difference between Tarsal Tunnel and Carpal Tunnel Syndromes including symptoms and treatments of each.
Publish Date: 2015-06-23 - Updated: 2020-09-17
Degenerative Joint Disease: Climbing and Descending Stairs
One of the main issues people with Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) experience is difficulties with climbing or descending stairs.
Publish Date: 2015-04-14 - Updated: 2021-08-20
Treatment for Muscle Cramps and Spasms
Treatment is based on research showing cramps are caused by excessive firing of neurons in the spinal cord that control muscle contraction.
Publish Date: 2015-02-19 - Updated: 2021-09-01
Tendon and Ligaments: Injuries and Healing
Information regarding tendon and ligament injuries, includes healing and treatment methods.
Publish Date: 2015-02-16 - Updated: 2021-09-07
Open Bone Breaks in Children Can Heal Without Surgery
Many children who sustain open bone fractures in the forearm or lower leg can heal safely without surgery.
Publish Date: 2014-12-13 - Updated: 2020-11-07
Ball Pitchers and Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain occurs in athletes who play sports that require rapid acceleration and deceleration of the throwing arm.
Publish Date: 2014-12-10
How Muscles Work Study Show Insight into Muscle Disorders
New findings allow unprecedented insights into actinin protein mode of action and its role in human muscle disorders.
Publish Date: 2014-11-28 - Updated: 2021-03-15
Arthrofibrosis: Information, Prevention and Treatment of Excessive Scar Tissue
Information regarding Arthrofibrosis, a complication of injury or trauma where excessive scar tissue leads to painful restriction of joint motion.
Publish Date: 2014-11-18 - Updated: 2020-11-21
Males Weaker When it Comes to Bone Health
Report shows men are not being adequately diagnosed or treated for osteoporosis, and those with a hip fracture twice as likely to die compared to women.
Publish Date: 2014-10-09 - Updated: 2021-05-05
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS): Signs, Symptoms, Prevention, Coping
Information regarding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome a group of inherited disorders that affects the connective tissues, joints, skin and walls of blood vessels.
Publish Date: 2014-08-30 - Updated: 2021-02-23
Effective Exercise for Golfer's Elbow Reduces Pain
Simple exercise using inexpensive rubber bar effective at reducing pain associated with medial epicondylosis, or golfers elbow.
Publish Date: 2014-08-20 - Updated: 2018-05-01
Hammer or Contracted Toes: Symptoms, Prevention, Surgery
Information regarding hammer toes also referred to as contracted toes a deformity of the 2nd 3rd and 4th toe when bent at the joints.
Publish Date: 2014-07-02 - Updated: 2021-08-30
Using Ocean Coral for Bone Grafting Procedures
Sea coral may soon be used in bone grafting procedures thanks to new research that has made it more compatible with natural bone.
Publish Date: 2013-11-30 - Updated: 2022-01-09
DePuy Hip Implants and Chromium Metal Dangers
Information regarding DePuy Hip Implants and the dangers of elevated levels of chromium in the blood.
Publish Date: 2013-01-15 - Updated: 2022-02-25
Bariatric Surgery and Bone Loss
Some types of bariatric surgery can cause bone loss particularly when carried out on young people who have not yet reached their peak bone mass.
Publish Date: 2012-11-12 - Updated: 2016-04-06
Repetitive Stress Injuries: Types and Prevention
Repetitive stress injuries are not a disease they are a response to repetitive and excessive demands placed on the body.
Publish Date: 2012-06-26 - Updated: 2021-09-01
Cold Weather Can Cause Broken Bones and Sprains
Information on how snowy and icy weather conditions can increase the number of sprains and bone fractures from falls.
Publish Date: 2011-12-24 - Updated: 2021-11-07
Knee Braces - An Experience with an Orthotist
Information on visiting an orthotist to obtain knee braces for osteoarthritis and bone degeneration.
Publish Date: 2011-08-26 - Updated: 2019-01-12
Gout Prevalence in America
New study shows the prevalence of gout in the U.S. has risen over the last twenty years and now affects 8.3 million (4%) of Americans.
Publish Date: 2011-07-28 - Updated: 2022-01-09
Detecting Warning Signs of Joint Replacement Failure
A new test shows promise for detecting the early stages of a major cause of failure in joint replacement implants.
Publish Date: 2011-04-29
Heterotopic Ossification: Potential Effective Treatment
New research reveals potentially highly effective treatment for heterotopic ossification (HO) a painful debilitating abnormal buildup of bone tissue.
Publish Date: 2011-04-04 - Updated: 2022-04-27
Overweight People Really Are Big-Boned
Researchers found that the heavier an individual was the wider the shaft of that persons femur bone.
Publish Date: 2011-03-22
How to Heal an Injured Joint
The time it takes for the knee to heal is directly related to how well it reacts to the chosen treatment.
Publish Date: 2011-03-18
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Joint Pain in Children
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is an autoimmune disease that affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States under the age of 18.
Publish Date: 2011-03-02 - Updated: 2022-05-20
Tendon Injuries - New Insights
Study of tendon adhesions shows that the integrity of the surface of a tissue is critical in preventing adhesions.
Publish Date: 2011-03-01
Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Treating Aging Knees as Organs
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a leading cause of disability and loss of independence.
Publish Date: 2011-02-16 - Updated: 2022-06-01
Shoulder Dislocation Exercises
Shoulder dislocation exercises strengthen the rotator cuff to full functionality and help prevent future injuries.
Publish Date: 2011-02-11 - Updated: 2012-09-21
HyProCure Key in Treatment and Prevention of Foot and Ankle Neuropathy
Minimally invasive foot implant offers new treatment option for tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Publish Date: 2010-11-26 - Updated: 2015-05-25
Treatment for Biceps Injuries
Because a torn tendon can no longer keep the biceps muscle tight a bulge in the upper arm above the elbow may appear.
Publish Date: 2010-11-05
Arthrogryposis: Facts, Causes and Treatment
Information regarding Arthrogryposis, a condition that means curved joint which implies the joint is fixed in a curved position.
Publish Date: 2010-11-04 - Updated: 2017-06-03
Pain Relief Tips When Standing in Line
Tips from the American Chiropractic Association to help avoid muscle cramps neck stiffness and back pain while waiting in line.
Publish Date: 2010-11-03 - Updated: 2021-11-16
Fluoride from Tea and Toothpaste Weakens Bones
Fluoride added to water intending to reduce tooth decay accumulates in and can weaken bones.
Publish Date: 2010-11-01
HyProCure Stent to Fix Foot Pain
Many people with talotarsal dislocation syndrome suffer before finding out about their foot condition and how to fix it HyProCure is restoring quality of life in patients who receive the implant.
Publish Date: 2010-10-28 - Updated: 2018-10-07
Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis
Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease.
Publish Date: 2010-10-06 - Updated: 2015-05-25
Exercise Associated with Lower Rate of Fractures in Senior Females
Home-based exercises followed by voluntary home training seem to be associated with long-term effects on balance and gait.
Publish Date: 2010-09-28
The Achilles' Heel of Tendons
Tendons are the body's marionette strings, connecting bones to muscles that raise an eyebrow or propel us into a full run.
Publish Date: 2010-09-21
Hip Replacement Surgery Reducing your Risk of Blood Clots
New study identifies risk factors for the complications of a dangerous blood clot.
Publish Date: 2010-09-17
Early Surgery After Hip Fractures Reduces Fatality
Performing early surgery on elderly hip fracture patients reduces the risk of death by 19%.
Publish Date: 2010-09-13
Joint Replacement Infections of Hip and Knee
Clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis of peri-prosthetic joint infections of the hip and knee.
Publish Date: 2010-09-09
Joint Replacement Surgery Information
Joint replacement surgery involves the surgical removal of a damaged joint and putting in a new one.
Publish Date: 2010-08-01
Zsa Zsa Gabor Fell Into Hip Replacement Surgery
93-year-old actress Zsa Zsa Gabor fell out of bed and broke her hip requiring hip replacement surgery.
Publish Date: 2010-07-21
R.I.C.E. for Tennis Elbow Pain Treatment
R.I.C.E. principle to treat muscle related tears swelling and inflammation such as tennis elbow pain.
Publish Date: 2010-07-02 - Updated: 2016-03-07
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment
Information including symptoms and treatment options for Tarsal Tunnel of the foot or ankle.
Publish Date: 2010-06-06 - Updated: 2018-10-07
Hip Exercises Effective at Reducing Knee Pain
Reducing and eliminating knee pain referred to as patellofemoral pain (PFP) in female runners.
Publish Date: 2010-06-04 - Updated: 2016-05-20
Effective Alternative Treatments Available for Chronic Ankle Disability
Total ankle replacement surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for select patients with end-stage ankle arthritis.
Publish Date: 2010-06-02
Types of Hip Replacement Implants
Total joint replacement is thought to be among the most valued developments in the history of orthopedics.
Publish Date: 2010-04-23 - Updated: 2010-09-17
Knee Replacement in Seniors Improves Balance
Knee surgery also significantly improves dynamic balance among elderly patients.
Publish Date: 2010-03-11
Shoulder Function Not Fully Restored After Rotator Cuff Surgery
The rotator cuff can be torn from a single injury but most tears result from overuse of muscles and tendons over years.
Publish Date: 2010-03-07
Biceps Injury - Surgical Treatment Improves Recovery
People who suffer from injuries to the distal biceps tendon may benefit from earlier surgical intervention and new surgical techniques.
Publish Date: 2010-03-03
Over Doing Exercise May Lead to Arthritis in Later Years
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness.
Publish Date: 2009-11-30 - Updated: 2010-06-25
Arthritis Affects 1 in 6 Adults in Canada
Arthritis is one of the top three chronic diseases in Canada affecting one out of six Canadian adults.
Publish Date: 2009-10-21 - Updated: 2010-06-25
Knee Pain - Try Exercise Therapy
For patients with severe knee pain supervised exercise therapy is more effective at reducing pain and improving function.
Publish Date: 2009-10-20
Hormone Keeps Joint Injuries from Causing Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis drug is the first ever found to prevent cartilage loss from osteoarthritis following injury to a joint.
Publish Date: 2009-09-12
Arthritis Awareness Month - Exercise
While there is currently no cure for arthritis, exercise plays an important role in treating the disease and minimizing damage to the joints.
Publish Date: 2009-09-01 - Updated: 2010-01-17
Frozen Shoulder and How to Treat It
Information regarding frozen shoulder, one of the most common shoulder conditions and also one of the most disabling.
Publish Date: 2009-08-26 - Updated: 2022-01-07
Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Compression Fractures
Vertebroplasty is a procedure where medical cement is injected into the spine to relieve pain and improve function in patients who have osteoporotic fractures.
Publish Date: 2009-08-13 - Updated: 2018-04-05
Strength Training Exercise May Help Treat Tennis Elbow Pain
Bar and strengthening exercise may alleviate tennis elbow pain from everyday activities.
Publish Date: 2009-07-11 - Updated: 2016-03-07
Study Identifies Potential Fix for Damaged Knees
Biodegradable scaffold or plug can be used to treat patients with damaged knee cartilage.
Publish Date: 2009-07-09 - Updated: 2010-06-26
Ankle Talus Injury Repairs
New techniques put a new twist on talus ankle repair using cells grown in a lab new treatments eliminate risks of traditional procedures.
Publish Date: 2009-07-01 - Updated: 2013-07-15
Tendonitis Relief with Rotator Cuff Treatment
Calcific tendonitis is a condition that causes the formation of small calcium deposits within the tendons of the rotator cuff in the shoulder.
Publish Date: 2009-06-30 - Updated: 2016-03-07
Knee Replacement Surgery Techniques
Knee replacement restores mobility and physical functioning of the knee and relieves irrepressible pain and restrictions on quality of life caused by osteoarthritis.
Publish Date: 2009-04-22
Polyarthralgia: Joint Pain and Fibromyalgia
Information and definition of Polyarthralgia, a medical term usually used to describe aches and pain affecting five or more joints in the human body.
Publish Date: 2009-04-22 - Updated: 2019-08-31
Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Types, Facts, Information
Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, is a disease that causes weak bones that break easily. Sometimes the bones break for no known reason.
Publish Date: 2009-04-04 - Updated: 2023-01-31
Tendon Rupture: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment
Achilles tendon rupture occurs when an individual tears the tendon, either partially or completely. Tendon rupture can occur in many instances and is caused by an array of physical activities.
Publish Date: 2009-02-21 - Updated: 2022-01-09
Chronic Tendonitis Causes and Treatment
Chronic tendonitis can affect the tendons in many different parts of the body Tendons are the elastic tissue that connects the muscle to the bone.
Publish Date: 2009-02-21 - Updated: 2020-12-02
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Pain: Information and Exercises
Shoulder rotator cuff injury symptoms and how to treat the pain including exercises.
Publish Date: 2009-02-20 - Updated: 2022-01-10
Multiple Hereditary Exostoses Information
Information on Multiple Hereditary Exostoses also called Osteochondromatosis Cartilaginous Exostoses Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromata Diaphyseal Aclasis.
Publish Date: 2009-01-23 - Updated: 2017-06-25
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