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.

Patient Story

‘Such a fire inside of him’

When life as Lucas Smith knew it ground to a halt due to an aortic dissection, it took a steady effort to start it up again.

Patient Story

The amazing brothers Blain

Daxton, 2, and Sawyer, 4, battle a rare genetic disease with a team of specialists and the calming power of music.

Sweet or tart, cherries are magical

A dietitian shares 6 surprising health reasons why you should eat this remarkable fruit.

Patient Story

‘The best thing ever’

After struggling for years to tackle basic tasks, this Michigan woman is back to hiking, golfing and water sports—all thanks to joint replacement surgery.

Patient Story

When baby means back pain

Motherhood delivers plenty of rewards—but also its share of rigors. That's when physical therapy can help.

Tackle foot pain with a plan

The best way to ward off plantar fasciitis? Build healthy fascia muscles.

Walk for your health

A simple exercise program that involves walking can do wonders for your fitness.

Patient Story

‘A night-and-day difference’

A total knee replacement surgery has kept this avid Michigan hunter on the move.

Explore the great outdoors

There's a host of health benefits to be had from an active afternoon in the sunshine.

Patient Story

The robot in the room

A Michigan man with severe back pain learns how an elite bot is helping surgeons deliver ultra-precise results.

Reasons why you should throw flip and flop out

Avoid flimsy footwear to keep calluses and injuries at bay this summer.

Patient Story

‘God spared my life’

After her car got hit broadside at nearly 100 mph, Diane Carter endured four surgeries and excruciating pain on her remarkable road to recovery.