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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 Surgery:Spine-health.com
Lumbar Spine Surgery:Spine-health.com
Laparoscopic Spine Surgery:Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Neck and Back Surgery Health Center:Spine-health.com
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Information Center:SpineUniverse


Decompression Surgery
Decompression Surgery of the Cervical Spine
Cervical Corpectomy
Anterior Cervical Corpectomy Spine Surgery:Spine-Health.com
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):Spine-health.com
Cervical Foraminotomy
Cervical Foraminotomy:Orthogate
Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy:SpineUniverse
Cervical Laminectomy
Cervical Laminectomy:Orthogate
Posterior Cervical Laminectomy:Spine-health.com
Decompression Surgery of the Lumbar Spine
Overview
Lumbar Decompression Back Surgery:Spine-health.com
Lumbar Corpectomy
Lumbar Corpectomy:Spine-health.com [Animation]
Lumbar Discectomy
Lumbar Discectomy:Orthogate
Lumbar Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery:SpineUniverse
Lumbar (Open) Microscopic Discectomy:KnowYourBack.org
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Laminectomy:Orthogate
Lumbar Laminectomy:SpineUniverse


Fusion Surgery
General Information
Spinal Fusion:KnowYourBack.org
Bone Grafts, see Bone and Tissue Transplantation
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins:KnowYourBack.org
Spinal Fusion Health Center:Spine-health.com
Fusion Surgery of the Cervical Spine
Cervical Fusion (Overview):SpineUniverse
Cervical Spinal Instrumentation:Spine-health.com
Anterior Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery:Spine-health.com
Posterior Cervical Fusion:Orthogate
Fusion Surgery of the Lumbar Spine
Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery:Spine-health.com
Spine Fusion Instrumentation:Spine-health.com
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion:Orthogate
Anterior Lumbar Fusion with Cages:Orthogate
Posterior Lumbar Fusion:Orthogate
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion:Orthogate

Rhizotomy
Facet Rhizotomy:SpineUniverse


Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)
IDET: An Alternative to Invasive Surgery for Chronic Low Back Pain:Spine-health.com
SpineCath Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy:SpineUniverse


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


Artificial Discs
General Information
Artificial Disc Replacement:KnowYourBack.org
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 Recovery:Spine-health.com
Scar Tissue and Pain After Back Surgery:Spine-health.com
Rehabilitation and Exercise Following Spinal Surgery:Spine-health.com
Practical Advice for Recovering from Back Surgery:Spine-health.com


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