Bones And Joints

Musculoskeletal disorders and conditions.


By Kai Wade, Director of Communications & Social MediaLast modified: January 12, 2012




Bones And Joints

Musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, sports and road related trauma are among the most common conditions today.

By the respectful age of 60, practically every individual has detected Osteoarthritis in at least one joint. Years and years of bending, lifting, twisting and turning breaks down the cartilage that protects the ends of your bones.

Arthritis is the ailment channeled by deterioration and inflammation of the joints. There are nearly 100 types of arthritis, painfully affecting roughly 40 million Americans.

Osteoporosis distresses 10 million Americans.  Another 34 million individuals are at risk for the condition, in which bones are weak and easy to break.

Fingers, knees, and hips are on record pace as being affected.

The joints in the body, where two bones intersect are capable of flexing making mobility easier. The entire joint area is surrounded by a thin slate of membrane, which releases a lubricating fluid into the joint. The caps of the bones in the joint are ruled by slippery cartilage. The complete system is held together with muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Bone stretching surgery methods are employed for repairing bone defects and correcting the length of bones channeled by deformities. Osteogenic distraction is a bone regeneration and reconstruction technique that creates new bone through stretching.

Arthroplasty is a surgical method to restore the integrity and function of a joint through resurfacing the bone or securing an artificial joint.

The Structure of Joints and Bones consists of: Cartilage, Synovial Membrane, Ligaments, Tendons, Bursa, and Meniscus.

What you do early in life to protect and build a strong structure can help to determine whether or not you will stay healthy, tall, and strong.











Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)


Painful joints impair the quality of life you lead. Whether caused by arthritis, a degenerative or genetic condition or diseases such as cancer, pain in the joints limits mobility and can lead to other medical problems such as obesity. Joint replacement (arthroplasty) is an orthopedic procedure to remove the damaged joint and replace it with a prosthetic device that replicates the movement and stability of the joint.


Bone Stretching Surgery (Distraction Osteogenesis)


Bone stretching surgery (also known as distraction osteogenesis) techniques are used for filling bone defects and correcting the length of bones with deformities.


Osteoporosis Treatments


Osteoporosis is a bone disorder known for thin, weakened bone tissue and substandard levels of bone density. Fractures of the bones are commonly associated with osteoporosis. Unbalanced hormone levels,  inadequate diet and certain medications are a few factors that can overload the bones causing vulnerability to osteoporosis.




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