Bones, Joints and Muscles

These symptoms and conditions call for an orthopedic specialist, who has the specialized training and expertise to diagnose and treat issues with bones, joints and soft tissues, including tendons and muscles.
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  • 3D printed knee replacements are changing the way knee replacement surgery is performed. Find out how 3D printed knee replacements work, how they differ from traditional knee replacement, what they cost, and why 3D printing means you could have a customized knee replacement.
  • Whiplash treatment often consists of home care, such as rest and over-the-counter pain relievers. But when do your symptoms mean it's time to see a doctor for a whiplash injury?
  • Broken bone recovery time depends on the type and seriousness of fracture, but there are some general tips for getting a broken bone to heal faster. Learn about broken bone recovery, including broken femur, ribs and collarbone recovery, what it takes for a fracture to heal, and what you can do to heal quickly.
  • The sacroiliac (SI) joint is where the sacrum—the bone between the lumbar spine and tailbone—connects to the hip bones. Get an overview of sacroiliac joint pain, including symptoms, causes and treatment.
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