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Inclusion body myositis is a rare inflammatory and degenerative muscle disease that typically causes progressive weakness of the muscles of the hand, forearm, thigh and lower leg, as well as difficulty swallowing.
Improvements in surgical techniques and technology over the decades have made the procedures easier on patients, and much more effective.
Jacqueline Dienes suffered from neck, lower back and lower extremity pain for years. After trying a variety of non-surgical options, she underwent two surgeries and today feels like a new woman.
Meechie Johnson, Jr., injured his knee during playoffs for the Garfield Heights High School team in his sophomore year. As a top 30 player in the country and the No. 3 point guard, much was at stake.
Howard Stone was on the job as a welder when he suffered a traumatic injury to his arm. Some metal came down on his forearm, cutting multiple nerves, arteries, muscles and tendons.
With new surgical advancements and minimally invasive techniques, total joint replacement is often a great treatment option that can restore quality of life and allow people to return to the active lifestyle they love.
After undergoing a promising treatment for a rotator cuff tear, Lisa Miloshoff now is pain-free and thankful for having an alternative to open shoulder replacement.
An orthopedic specialist describes how some stem cell treatments outside a hospital setting may not offer a comparable level of quality.