Bones, Joints & Muscles

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Aquatic Therapy Helps Slow Progress of Rare Muscle Disease

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.

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Can You Be Too Old For a Hip or Knee Replacement?

Improvements in surgical techniques and technology over the decades have made the procedures easier on patients, and much more effective.

Jacqueline Dienes and Robert J. Berkowitz, MD at the UH Center for Orthopedics

Walking Back to Mobility One Step at a Time

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. on the court

High School Basketball Player's Journey Through Difficult Injury Ends in Success

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 in therapy with Patrice Volkens, OTR at at University Hospitals Twinsburg Health Center

Occupational Therapy Helps Man Regain Use of Hand After Work Injury

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.

joint replacement

Is Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery Right for You?

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.

Lisa Miloshoff shouting in joy

Regaining Her Strength and Freedom With Rotator Cuff Surgery

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.

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Easing Early Arthritis with Stem Cells

An orthopedic specialist describes how some stem cell treatments outside a hospital setting may not offer a comparable level of quality.

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