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Orthopedics (Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Orthopedics, or orthopedic services, is the medical specialty that involves the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of your bodys bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Source: MedlinePlus
  • Joint Disorders
    A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases.
    Medlineplus: National Library of Medicine
  • Orthopedic services
    MedlinePlus: National Library of Medicine
    Also available in Spanish and other languages
  • Muscle Disorders Also called: Myopathy
    MedlinePlus: National Library of Medicine
    There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.
    Also available in Spanish and other languages
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)
    HSE
    This website provides advice to prevent and manage MSDs, including tools to assess the risks of manual handling and repetitive tasks.
  • Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

Common Musculoskeletal Disorders

Arthritis
MedlinePlus
This site provides links to wide spectrum information about arthritis: overviews, diagnosis and symptoms, disease management, specific conditions, latest news, alternative therapies, rehabilitation and recovery, tutorials, clinical trials, and much more. 
Also available in Spanish and 9 other languages.

Arthritis  Interactive Tutorial
Patient Education Institute
This self-paced interactive tutorial is also available in Spanish.

Questions and Answers about Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Here is information on causes, signs and symptoms, treatments, myths, research, and more.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
This site is for patients as well as family members, friends, and others who want to learn out more about the disease. It describes how rheumatoid arthritis develops, its diagnosis, treatments, research, and more.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview  Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker
American Academy of Family Physicians
Here is information on symptoms, diagnosis and tests, treatment, and prevention tips. The site is also available in Spanish.

Rheumatoid Arthritis  Interactive Tutorial
Patient Education Institute
This self-paced interactive tutorial is also available in Spanish


Occupational/Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. Provides comprehensive information on how to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasksconditions, safety and prevention.

Musculoskeletal Conditions: Statistics