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The following articles share general overviews and insight on a full range of orthopedic topics from anatomy to injury prevention. Read on for more from our experts at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma.

  • The ankle is formed by the juncture of three bones – the lower ends of the tibia and fibula (the lower leg) and the uppermost bone of the foot,...
  • Proper early treatment and rehabilitation leads to a quicker recovery for most athletic injuries. You may be able to return to your sport fully...
  • Whether it is an occasional twinge, a dull ache, or the excruciating pain of a sudden injury, most people at some point in time develop back pain....
  • You will be going home with a cast or splint. The following is a list of suggestions and information for you when taking...
  • This is a good starting treatment for sprains, muscle strains, and bruises (contusions). Cold treatment helps reduce pain, swelling and bleeding into...
  • You have been prescribed crutches to take weight off one of your lower extremities (legs/feet). When using crutches, make sure you are not putting...
  • Your doctor has numerous diagnostic tools available that will help determine the extent of your knee injury or condition. Advanced technology such as...
  • There are a number of methods that can be used to diagnose the cause of your back pain. Most often, your doctor will begin with a personal history...
  • The elbow joint connects the bone of the upper arm, the humerus, with the two bones of the lower arm, the radius and the ulna. Within the joint...
  • Each year millions of people seek medical treatment for conditions of the knee. There are a number of treatment options that may alleviate or lesson...

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