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Orthopaedic information you can trust from Your Orthopaedic Connection, a service provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Broken Bones and Injury

    * A Patient's Experience with Elbow Fracture and Bone Graft
    * Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
    * Animal Bites
    * Ankle Fractures
    * Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
    * Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
    * Broken Arm
    * Broken Collarbone
    * Burners and Stingers
    * Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
    * Care of the Aging or Post-Traumatic Knee
    * Cervical Fracture
    * Common Knee Injuries
    * Common Shoulder Injuries
    * Desgarro meniscal (Meniscal Tear)
    * Distal Radius Fracture (Colles' Fracture)
    * Elbow Dislocation
    * Elbow Fractures in Children
    * Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Birth Injury)
    * Falls and Hip Fractures
    * Finger Fractures
    * Fingertip Injuries/Amputations
    * Flexor Tendon Injuries
    * Forearm Fractures in Children
    * Fractura de Colles (Colles Fracture)
    * Fracturas de los codos en los ni–os (Elbow Fractures in Children)
    * Fracturas del antebrazo en los ni–os (Forearm Fractures in Children)
    * Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
    * Fractures of the Proximal Tibia
    * Fractures: An Overview
    * Fractures: Types and Treatment
    * Frostbite
    * Growth Plate Fractures
    * Hamstring Muscle Strain
    * Hand Fractures
    * Heat Injury
    * Herniated Disk
    * Hip Dislocation
    * Hip Fractures
    * Hip Strains
    * Human Bites
    * Las fracturas (Fractures)
    * Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture
    * Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
    * Meniscal Tear
    * Muscle Contusion (Bruise)
    * Muscle Cramp
    * Muscle Strains in the Thigh
    * Neck Sprain
    * Nerve injuries
    * Nonunions
    * Olecranon (Elbow) Fractures
    * Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
    * Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
    * Pelvis Fractures
    * Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    * Post-traumatic Stress Disorder After Orthopaedic Trauma
    * Preventing Hip Fractures
    * Radial Head Fractures
    * Rotator Cuff Tears
    * Rotator Cuff Tears: Frequently Asked Questions
    * Rotura de tobillo (Broken Ankle)
    * Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
    * Shin Splints
    * Shinbone Fractures Overview
    * Shoulder Dislocation
    * Shoulder Impingement
    * Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
    * Shoulder Separation
    * Shoulder Trauma
    * Snapping Hip
    * Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
    * Sprained Ankle
    * Sprained Thumb
    * Sprains and Strains: What's the Difference?
    * Sprains, Strains and Other Soft Tissue Injuries
    * Stress Fractures
    * Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
    * Talus Fractures
    * Thighbone (Femur) Fracture
    * Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    * Throwing Injuries in the Elbow
    * Thumb Fractures
    * Toe and Forefoot Fractures
    * Torcedura de tobillo (Sprained Ankle)
    * Unstable Kneecap
    * Wrist (Scaphoid) Fracture
    * Wrist Sprains