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The Stanford Health Video Library programs feature prominent doctors presenting the latest health research. Use these links to jump directly to your topic of interest in videos:

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Musculoskeletal System

Adult Foot Disorders
As we age our feet change and present us with problems we’ve never had before. This talk focuses on the changes in our feet as we age, and the common problems and treatments for these ailments.
Speaker: Kenneth Hunt, MD

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue that is unchanged with rest and which interferes with one's ability to attend to daily activities. It is often accompanied with an array of symptoms that can include muscle pain, memory problems, headaches, pain in multiple joints, sleep problems, sore throat and tender lymph nodes. Since other illnesses can cause similar symptoms, CFS is hard to diagnose. Dr. Montoya discusses CFS and current research regarding diagnosis and treatment and the possible CFS-infection connection.
Speaker: Jose Montoya, MD

Conservative Management of Low Back Pain
Low back pain affects two out of every three Americans at some point in their life and is the second most common reason for a visit to the primary care physician. This informative talk describes why low back pain occurs, how it progresses, and summarizes the modern day diagnostic and treatment options available.
Speaker: Raj Mitra, MD
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Hand Arthritis - When Do I Need Surgery
Amy Ladd, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center, discusses arthritis, tips for living with it and when it's the right time to visit a hand surgeon. Beyond its painful and disfiguring aspects, arthritis can affect the use of the fingers and hands, two of the most vital functions for everyday living.
Speaker: Amy Ladd, MD
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Implications of Healthcare Reform for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Patients
This talk covers the different perspectives on how the value for treatment can be defined, and the role of the orthopaedic joint replacement community in shaping the challenging road that lays ahead.
Speaker: James Huddleston, MD

Living Better with Arthritis
This presentation by Kate Lorig, co-author of "The Arthritis Helpbook," explores the concept of self-management of chronic illness and how it can help relieve pain, maintain and increase mobility and allow you to do more of the things you want to do.
Speaker: Kate Lorig, PhD

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery offers many people relief from their back problems -- but for whom and when is it appropriate? This talk focuses on the conditions and people for whom this surgery is well suited.
Speakers: Eugene Carragee, MD; Todd Alamin, MD; Ivan Cheng, MD

Non-Invasive Treatment of Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common health complaints affecting 8 out 10 people across their lifespan, and causing more lost work time than any other ailment. Since it has many causes, there are reasons to explore different treatment modalities other than surgery, if possible. This talk focused on ways of addressing back pain that do not involve surgery.
Speaker: Matthew Smuck, MD

Overcoming Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries and chronic conditions are painful and disabling for many people. This talk covers common causes as well as current and emerging treatments, with special focus on surgical options.
Speaker: Gary Fanton, MD

Shoulder Instability and the Stiff Shoulder
Shoulder injuries and chronic conditions can be painful and disabling. This talk covers common causes as well as current and emerging treatments, with special focus on surgical options.
Speaker: Timothy McAdams, MD

Update on Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown cause characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. According to the CDC, the prevalence of fibromyalgia is about 2%, affecting an estimated 5 million adults in 2005. Dr. Mackey discusses our current understanding of the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia.
Speaker: Sean Mackey, MD


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