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.

Arthritis in winter? Keep moving

Keep joints moving—and lubricated—to help keep pain at bay.

Should you get a bone density test?

By measuring calcium and mineral content in your bones, this simple screening method can help determine if you have osteoporosis.

5 ways to get ski-ready

Strengthening your core and leg muscles can help improve maneuverability and posture.

Patient Story

‘I’m not one to sit’

After years of pain, knee replacement has helped a Michigan woman, 66, return to an active life.

Ready for your kettlebell workout?

This simple, affordable piece of equipment can work wonders for strength-building.

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.