The bulky body braces once used to treat scoliosis are a thing of the past. Today, subtle braces and surgery can correct kids’ spine curvatures and achieve long-term spinal health.
Some growth plate injuries cause kids’ arm and leg bones to prematurely stop growing. Cleveland Clinic researchers hope to translate test tube findings into the ability to regenerate damaged growth plates in kids’ bodies.
People tend to think football has a dangerous propensity to inflict injury. But hockey – whether it’s at the Olympics or your local high school – can be just as injurious. Learn how to avoid or lessen injuries.
In this Q and A, Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC answers questions about recreational skiing, and he offers advice to avoid the injuries common for those of us who hit the slopes for fun and to stay in shape.
It's an exciting time to be a baby boomer. Arthritic joints no longer mean you have to stop being active. Today’s artificial joints are meeting and exceeding people’s expectations for a full return to regular activities.
Competitive gymnastics brings significant risks for sprains, strains and fractures of the back and joints. Finding the right coach and building core strength and flexibility can help keep your kids safe.
Staying physically active as you age can help you manage or prevent many medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.
Some people think all you need to do is tackle free weights and machines in the gym. Others swear by regular running, walking, swimming or biking. We asked our exercise physiologists to decide the champ.
Your chronic joint pain might make exercise tough, but studies show that preconditioning before hip or knee surgery can make for an easier recovery and less post-operative pain.
Typically, fractures (broken bones) heal fairly well. But what about bones that are shattered in multiple places? Or fractures that won’t heal? Or — worst of all — traumatic breaks that tear the skin? Learn how doctors address these issues.