In-depth

Avascular necrosis

Loss of blood flow to a bone leads to avascular necrosis — the death of bone tissue. This most commonly affects the thighbone, causing groin pain.

Back pain

Back pain is a common reason for health care visits and missed work. Home treatment and proper body mechanics can help you feel better.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is often diagnosed early — when it's most treatable. But even with successful treatment, bladder cancer survivors need follow-up tests for years to come.

Bone cancer

Bone cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that begins in a bone. It can affect both adults and children.

Bone metastasis

Bone metastasis occurs when cancer spreads to the bones.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the disease that many women fear most. But early detection and lifestyle changes may reduce your risk.

Broken ankle/broken foot

Think you have a broken ankle or broken foot? Treatment for these common injuries depends on the exact site and severity of the fracture.

Broken ribs

A broken rib, or fractured rib, is a common injury that occurs when one of the bones in your rib cage breaks or cracks.

Broken wrist/broken hand

The key to complete healing of a broken wrist or a broken hand is getting your injury looked at and treated promptly.

Cancer

Learn about cancer, what it looks like and what causes it.

Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic, painful disease that typically affects an arm or leg that was recently injured or infected.

Fibrous dysplasia

Fibrous dysplasia is a bone disorder that destroys and replaces normal bone with scar-like tissue, causing brittleness and deformity in the affected bones.

Frostbite

Frostbite — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments of this cold injury.

Inflammatory breast cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer occurs when cancer cells clog lymphatic vessels in the skin of the breast. It's a rare but deadly form of cancer.

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a rare childhood hip condition that requires specialty care.

Liver cancer

The risk of liver cancer may be reduced by protecting yourself from serious liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis B and C.

Lung cancer

Smoking increases your risk of lung cancer. Quit now and reduce your risk.

Paget's disease of bone

Your bones are made up of living tissue that's continually being renewed. Paget's disease of bone disrupts that process, sometimes causing serious complications.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a common cancer affecting men. But with early detection, you improve your chances of successful treatment.

Recurrent breast cancer

Recurrent breast cancer — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer recurrence.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases are mild, but severe cases may require treatment with braces or surgery.

Sprained ankle

The result of torn or stretched ligaments, a sprained ankle requires proper self-care and, in some cases, prompt medical evaluation to ensure effective treatment.

Stress fractures

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. Simple steps can help prevent this common overuse injury.

Thumb arthritis

Thumb arthritis (basal joint arthritis) occurs when the joint at your wrist and the base of your thumb develops osteoarthritis.

Wrist pain

Sometimes it really is all in the wrist. Learn more about what causes wrist pain and how it's treated.

Jan. 26, 2012