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Welcome to the McLeod Health Medical Library. Here you will find information on medical conditions and treatments as well as educational articles on a wide array of subjects including health, wellness, parenting, and more. Just enter the most relevant search term in the search box to find information on your topic of interest.

  • Tips on Finding the Right Orthopedic Surgeon for Total Joint Replacement

    Finding the right surgeon for knee or hip joint replacement is much the same as finding any other doctor or specialist. Ask your other physicians. Find people who have had total joint replacement surgery.

  • Arthroscopy – The Most Common Orthopedic Procedure

    Although it is not generally used for total joint replacement surgery, arthroscopy is very commonly performed on the knee and other joints for diagnosing and treating problems.  One source claims more than 4 million are performed worldwide annually. In this article, we’ll focus on the knee arthroscopy, because 17 out of 20 of the procedures are performed on this joint.

  • Save Your Child From
    Lifelong Backpack Orthopedic Injuries

    First, the clothes for Physical Education. Add a pencil case, calculator, water bottle and MP3 player. Stuff in a couple textbooks. Don’t forget one or two 5-subject notebooks. Top it off with some keys or hand sanitizer. And voila’!

  • When It’s Time to See the Orthopedic Specialist for Your Hip Pain

    Most of us try to avoid seeing the doctor as long as possible when it comes to aches and pains. But there does come a point when you should see the doctor.

  • Hand Orthopedic Surgery Relieves Arthritis, Trigger Finger and Carpal Tunnel

    World War II taught the world many lessons. One of those discoveries was the importance of special training needed for successful surgery on hands, sparked by the many hand wounds suffered by soldiers. “Hand surgery as a specialty came into existence during World War II. It was evident based on the soldiers’ injuries that there was a need for surgeons trained in treating disorders of the skin, bone, tendons, vessels and nerves of the hand,” explains McLeod Orthopedic Hand Specialist Christopher Litts, MD. “Many people have aches and pains in their hands, the most common being carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and trigger finger.”