Orthopedics

Without bones, muscles and joints, our bodies have no shape. Support your structure, build strength and bend deep, with news and knowledge to keep you on the move.

Are growing pains real?

Leg aches and muscle pains during preteen and adolescent years may be common, but it's rarely a cause for worry.

When work hurts

Learn to recognize overuse and repetitive motion injuries—before they become chronic.

Patient Story

‘I’m not one for being laid up’

New hips—with two different surgery approaches—help a 76-year-old Belding woman spend active time with her grandkids.

Build happy, healthy joints

If you're struggling with joint pain, try an anti-inflammatory diet—and make time for exercise.

Patient Story

‘Eyes on the prize’

Debilitating pain put a damper on Bryan Marquardt's cherished trips to the ice rink. After outpatient hip surgery, he's back in the game.

Patient Story

Foot follies

Business owner Eric MacAulay opts for surgery to speed healing of a foot fracture in the year’s busiest season.

Patient Story

‘Keep a close eye on them’

Trampolines make for great childhood fun. But it's important to recognize the inherent risks, doctors say.

Back on track

Intense rehab helps high school sprinter Allie Delost overcome a severe hamstring injury—just in time for an impressive showing at state finals.

Patient Story

‘I can get my life back’

When a severe shoulder injury slowed her artistic pursuits, Laura Clayton found her hope renewed after minimally invasive surgery.

Patient Story

‘Yes, I can do this again’

When twin hockey players faced debilitating hip pain, minimally invasive surgery helped them return to the ice rink.

How to fight lower back pain

Diet and lifestyle changes—and a critical look at your workplace setup—could help put you on the path to healing.

Want a win-win exercise? Go biking

Looking for a high-intensity workout, or just a great leisurely activity? Your wellness goals can help steer your cycling plans.

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