Orthopedics

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Tips for Managing Neck and Back Pain

Low back and neck pain is often a result of strained muscles that support the spine. Learn about treatment, prevention and when to call a specialist.

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Heavy Backpack? Here’s How Kids Can Lighten the Load

Overloaded backpacks place stress on muscles and soft tissues, causing fatigue and strain and increasing the risk of neck, shoulder and back injuries. Learn more.

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Is the Pain in Your Hand Carpal Tunnel or Arthritis?

While there are some common overlapping symptoms, the two conditions are vastly different. An orthopedic hand surgeon explains more.

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Early Diagnosis of Girl's Hip Dysplasia Is Key To Treatment Success

When Sawyer started to walk, her mother noticed a slight limp in her step. An X-ray revealed Sawyer had developmental dysplasia of the hip, a condition in which the ball part of the hip joint is partially or completely out of the socket.

Amy and her three boys

Torn ACL Threatens to Take Busy Mom Out of the Game

When Amy – runner, soccer coach and mom to three boys – experienced a complete tear of her left ACL, the orthopedic experts at UH worked around her busy schedule to get her up and running again.

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Sprains and Strains in Children: What To Do, When To Worry

Sprains and strains may sound alike, but they are completely different types of injury – and both are very common in children. Find out if your child is at risk and when you should seek medical care for your child.

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.

India on the field

Torn ACL Threatens to Take Young Athlete Out of the Game

A mid-air collision during a soccer game left high school athlete India with a game-stopping torn ACL. Learn how orthopedic surgeon, James Voos, MD, got her back in the game, pain-free.

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