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  • Arthritis Diagnosis

    Diagnosing arthritis and other rheumatic diseases is often difficult, as many symptoms are similar among the different diseases.

  • Dehydration

    Dehydration and heat stroke are 2 very common heat-related diseases. They can be life-threatening if left untreated.

  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Children

    In a normal hip joint, the top (head) of the thighbone (femur) fits snugly into the hip socket. In a child with DDH, the hip socket is shallow. As a result, the head of the femur may slip in and out.

  • Diagnosing Hand Conditions

    In some cases, a diagnosis can be made simply based on a physical exam. In other cases, though, tests may be needed to help confirm the diagnosis.

  • Dislocations in Children

    A dislocation is a joint injury. It occurs when the ends of 2 connected bones come apart. Dislocations happen more often among teens.

  • Ditch the Cast: Some Broken Ankles May Heal in Half the Time
  • Dupuytren Contracture

    Dupuytren's contracture is an abnormal thickening of the skin in the palm of your hand at the base of your fingers. This thickened area may develop into a hard lump or thick band. Over time, it can cause the fingers to curl in toward your palm.

  • Fibrous Dysplasia

    Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic disorder in which an abnormal development of fibrous tissue causes bones to expand. Any bone can be affected. More than one bone can be affected at any one time, and, when multiple bones are affected, it is not unusual for them to all be on one side of the body. However, fibrous dysplasia does not spread from one bone to another.