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Musculoskeletal System

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Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases: Arthritis, in General | Specific Types of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

Other Musculoskeletal Diseases: Bone Diseases | Bursitis | Cartilage Diseases | Muscular Dystrophy | Tendinitis | Other Muscle Diseases

Disorders of the: Ankle | Arm | Elbow | Foot | Hand | Hip | Knee | Leg | Shoulder | Spine (Neck and Back) | Wrist

Other Topics: General Musculoskeletal | Anatomy | Diagnostic Procedures | Surgery

Spinal Surgery

(Jump to: Overviews | Artificial Discs | Decompression Surgery | Fusion Surgery | Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy | Kyphoplasty | Post-Surgery Considerations | Rhizotomy | Vertebroplasty )

Spinal Surgery Overviews
Cervical Spine Surgery: An Overview:SpineUniverse
Cervical Spine
Lumbar Spine
Laparoscopic Spine Surgery:Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Neck and Back Surgery Health
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Information Center:SpineUniverse

Decompression Surgery
Decompression Surgery of the Cervical Spine
Cervical Corpectomy
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine
Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft:Orthogate
Cervical Discectomy
Cervical Discectomy:Orthogate
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion:Orthogate
Anterior Cervical Discectomy:SpineUniverse
Posterior Cervical Decompression (Microdiscectomy)
Cervical Foraminotomy
Cervical Foraminotomy:Orthogate
Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy:SpineUniverse
Cervical Laminectomy
Cervical Laminectomy:Orthogate
Posterior Cervical
Decompression Surgery of the Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Decompression Back
Lumbar Corpectomy
Lumbar [Animation]
Lumbar Discectomy
Lumbar Discectomy:Orthogate
Lumbar Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:SpineUniverse
Lumbar (Open) Microscopic
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Laminectomy:Orthogate
Lumbar Laminectomy:SpineUniverse

Fusion Surgery
General Information
Bone Grafts, see Bone and Tissue Transplantation
Bone Morphogenetic
Spinal Fusion Health
Fusion Surgery of the Cervical Spine
Cervical Fusion (Overview):SpineUniverse
Cervical Spinal
Anterior Cervical Spinal Fusion
Posterior Cervical Fusion:Orthogate
Fusion Surgery of the Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Spine Fusion
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion:Orthogate
Anterior Lumbar Fusion with Cages:Orthogate
Posterior Lumbar Fusion:Orthogate
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion:Orthogate

Facet Rhizotomy:SpineUniverse

Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)
IDET: An Alternative to Invasive Surgery for Chronic Low Back
SpineCath Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy:SpineUniverse

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty: Treatment for Spinal Compression Fractures:SpineUniverse
Percutaneous Vertebral
Kyphoplasty: Reaching New Heights for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures:SpineUniverse
Understanding Balloon Kyphoplasty and Myeloma-Induced Vertebral Compression Fractures:International Myeloma Foundation [PDF]

Artificial Discs
General Information
Artificial Disc
Spinal Disc Replacement: The Development of Artificial Discs:SpineUniverse
Artificial Disc Articles:SpineUniverse
Cervical Artificial Discs
Patient's Guide to Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement:Spine University
FDA Approves First of a Kind Medical Device to Treat Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease (Prestige Cervical Disc)
Lumbar Artificial Discs
Artificial Lumbar Disc:American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Patient's Guide to Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement:Spine University

Post-Surgery Considerations
Surgery Recovery: From Hospital to Home:SpineUniverse
Post-Operative Care: The Long Road to
Scar Tissue and Pain After Back
Rehabilitation and Exercise Following Spinal
Practical Advice for Recovering from Back

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