Prosthetics is the branch of medicine that deals with evaluating, designing, fabricating, fitting and delivering a prosthesis or artificial limb to replace what is missing. Orthotics involves bracing…

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The best diet for the prevention of osteoporosis? Focus on plenty of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, fish and poultry, nuts, and legumes, according to the research. Is…

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Rotation is greatest at the specialized atlantoaxial articulations, and to a lesser degree in the cervical and lumbar spine. Can lumbar vertebrae rotate? The lumbar spine has very…

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The bottom line is that left untreated, seemingly minor injuries can cause degenerative changes like osteoarthritis. Can you develop arthritis from an injury? “Arthritis” is defined as inflammation…

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The side effects that you’re most likely going to experience are tenderness around the injection site, some headaches, and maybe some increased sensitivity to pain for a day…

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The pannus releases substances that quicken bone erosion, cartilage destruction and damage to the surrounding ligaments. The involved joints lose their shape and alignment, resulting in deformities. Does…

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Obesity may be a risk factor for the frail bone disease osteoporosis, a study suggests. US researchers have discovered that some people who are overweight have hidden fat…

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This will cause muscle weakness or paralysis, and usually masks the loss of muscle co-ordination. The ascending tracts refer to the neural pathways by which sensory information from…

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Osteomalacia is more common in women and often happens during pregnancy. It’s not the same as osteoporosis. Both can cause bones to break. But while osteomalacia is a…

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If you have RA, your immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy parts of your body leading to inflammation and fatigue. RA may even lead to changes in…

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