Bones / Orthopedics

What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function

Hinge joints are a type of joint that functions much like the hinge on a door, allowing bones to move in one direction back and forth with limited motion along other planes. The fingers, toes, elbows, knees, and ankles contain hinge joints. Hinge joints are complex and contain many muscles and tissues. Osteoarthritis and trauma […]

Bones / Orthopedics

What can cause shoulder cracking or popping?

Hearing a cracking or popping in the shoulder can be unsettling. However, unless it accompanies pain, swelling, or other symptoms, joint cracking and popping are generally harmless. Cracking, clicking, and popping sounds are quite common in the joints. Doctors refer to this as crepitus. Though crepitus happens often, the reason that joints pop is not […]

Bones / Orthopedics Dermatology

What can cause toe swelling?

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Bones / Orthopedics Cancer / Oncology

Ewing sarcoma: What to know

Ewing sarcoma is a form of bone cancer that usually affects children and adolescents. Ewing sarcoma can be very aggressive, but the cells tend to respond well to radiation therapy. Ideally, doctors will diagnose the cancer before it has spread. According to the National Library of Medicine, an estimated 250 children in the United States […]

Bones / Orthopedics

What is a rheumatologist?

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