In this little book the
attempt is made to present Orthopedic Surgery in a simple way to the student and
practitioner by re-arranging the subject so that the deformities which fall to
the orthopedist are grouped both etiologically and chronologically.
This guide provides much needed information on bone
health, an often overlooked aspect of physical health. This report follows in
the tradition of previous Surgeon Generalsí reports by identifying the relevant
scientific data, rigorously evaluating and summarizing the evidence, and
determining conclusions. Major topics covered includes: What Is Bone Health?,
The Basics of Bone in Health and Disease, Diseases of Bone, The Frequency of
Bone Disease, The Burden of Bone Disease, What Can Individuals Do to Improve
Their Bone Health, Lifestyle Approaches to Promote Bone Health, What Can Health
Systems and Population-based Approaches Do to Promote Bone Health.
Author(s): National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S.
National Library of Medicine