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Bone & Joints

This section consists health articles on bone and joints – covering all common and uncommon disorders concerning the spine, bones and joints. Click here to view top orthopedics in India.

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How can I prevent Degenerative Arthritis?

Degenerative arthritis of the spine is also known as degenerative joint disease or spinal osteoarthritis or spondylitis. Though degenerative joint disease can occur in any joint of the body, in …

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Can my back pain be a spinal infection?

What is spinal infection? The spinal cord and its surrounding structures can become infected due to bacteria or fungi in the following regions: Vertebral column (bones) Intervertebral discs Dural sac …

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Spinal Stress Fracture: Treatment & Prevention

What is a stress fracture of the spine? A stress fracture in the spine involves a hairline crack in the bone that makes up the framework of the spinal cord. …

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Spine Cancer: Treatment & Recovery Time

Spine Cancer: Treatment & Recovery Time

Q. What are Spinal Tumours? A Spine Cancer is an abnormal growth of tissue that occurs in and around the spine. Spinal tumour can be primary (originate in the spine …

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treatment & Complications

What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine or back, although other joints, ligaments or tendons in the hips, shoulders, …

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Spinal Metastases: Can Spine Cancer Spread?

What is spinal metastases? Metastases refer to the spread of cancer from its primary location in the body to another organ. Metastatic bone disease (MBD) is the name given to …

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Spine Surgery: Benefits & Risks

Normal wear and tear, trauma, improper body mechanics, and aging can cause injury to the spine. Back pain results when damage occurs to any part of the spine or in …

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Back Pain? Take these Spine tests

Diagnosing the exact cause of back pain can be difficult as back pain results from a variety of reasons – it could be muscular strain or have host of spinal …

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Gout: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Gout: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Gout? Gout is a painful condition characterised by deposition of needle-like crystals of body waste, uric acid, in the joints and/or soft tissues. Affected persons experience intermittent swelling, …

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