General Orthopedic ConditionsGeneral Orthopedic Conditions

There are several orthopedic conditions and injuries that can affect different parts of the body.

View the information below or click on the navigation to the right to learn about orthopedic musculoskeletal injuries, conditions, and care.

For each condition you will learn detailed information about the causes, what signs and symptoms you might experience, how a diagnosis can be made and recommended treatment.

Fractures & Broken Bones

Causes, symptoms & treatment for fractures, or broken bones, caused by a fall, blow or other traumatic event.

Sprains & Strains

Sprains (ligament injuries) & strains (muscle tendon injuries) causes symptoms & treatment. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and tenderness.


Causes, symptoms & treatment of tendonitis, and inflammation of the tendon, which frequently occurs in heels, knees, shoulders, wrists and elbows.

Joint Pain: Osteochondritis Dissecans

Joint pain caused by osteochondritis dissecans usually affects the knee, but can also be seen in ankles, hips, shoulders & elbows.


Causes, symptoms & treatment of common types of arthritis, including Osteo, Rheumatoid, Gout, Psoriatic, Septic, and Post-Traumatic Arthritis, & Lupus.


Causes, symptoms & treatment of bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs between tendons & muscles or bones in the hip, elbow or shoulder.

Polymyositis Degenerative Disorder

Causes, symptoms & treatment of polymyositis, an autoimmune disorder that causes degeneration of the muscles in the shoulders, neck, arms and hips.