Orthopedics | El Camino Hospital


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Arthritis, which causes pain, inflammation and limited movement of joints, has several different forms.

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Is the head bone connected to the neck bone? Or, is the metatarsal connected to the tarsal? Find out by "boning up" on your basic anatomy.


When you break a bone, you may need a cast or crutches to help you heal. Sometimes a break is a sign of a more serious problem.

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Certain orthopedic conditions are present at birth or develop during childhood. Here's a look at some of the more common ones.

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Head and shoulders, knees and toes—your skeleton and its supporting cast of ligaments, tendons, and muscles can face a range of conditions.

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Your health care provider has a number of tools available to help diagnose and treat your orthopedic problem.

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Osteoporosis thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily. Chances are you know someone with osteoporosis; it affects millions.

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Repeating a particular motion constantly, like using a computer mouse, can cause damage to tendons, muscles, and joints.


Even if you're in good shape, an exercise-related injury can strike when you least expect it.