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Common Disorders of the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

There are many conditions that affect the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, which require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Arthritis

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Treatment for Arthritis

Avascular Necrosis

Bursitis

Hip Problems

Hip Replacement Surgery

Kyphosis

Low Back Pain

Neck Problems

Neck Pain and Problems

Torticollis (Wryneck)

Whiplash Injury

Osteoporosis

Pelvis Problems

Sciatica

Scoliosis

Shoulder Problems

Overview of Shoulder Problems

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Tendonitis

Rotator Cuff Injury

Soft-Tissue Injuries

Recent Studies

More Patient Input, Better Spine Outcomes

Not long ago, researchers measured spine surgery outcomes based on technical expertise, fusion rates, deformity correction and equipment failure. But that only told half the story, says health services researcher Richard Skolasky, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Spine Outcomes Research Center. “Patients,” he says, “are the experts in their own experience.

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Survey Shows Spine Surgeons Need to Screen More Patients for Anxiety and Depression

In a report published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, a Johns Hopkins team says that only 10 percent of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons follow professional guidelines that recommend routine psychological screenings of patients prior to major surgery for severe back and leg pain.

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