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Orthopedics A to Z

A to Z: Abnormality of Gait (Gait Abnormality)

Abnormality of gait (or gait abnormality) is an unusual walking pattern or style.

A to Z: Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder that interferes with bone growth and causes dwarfism (short stature).

A to Z: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

Learn more about ACL injuries and how they're treated.

A to Z: Arthrogryposis

Learn about congenital conditions and conditions that affect the muscles and joints in newborn babies.

A to Z: Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Learn about inherited disorders and conditions that can affect the joints and connective tissues.

A to Z: Biceps Tendonitis

Learn more about biceps tendonitis and how it's treated.

A to Z: Calcaneal Apophysitis

See: Sever Disease.

A to Z: Cervicalgia

Learn about causes of neck pain and conditions that can affect the cervical spine.

A to Z: Clubfoot

Clubfoot is a birth defect that causes one or both of a baby's feet to turn inward and downward, giving the foot or feet a club-like appearance.

A to Z: Contracture of Tendon Sheath

Contracture of tendon sheath is a rare condition where the protective sheath surrounding a tendon tightens and grows thicker, which can limit movement in an affected joint.