Choosing the best surgeon can reduce your chances of death, complications, or other bad outcomes. This website, based on analyses of more than five million surgeries done in hospital by more than 50,000 surgeons, shows you which surgeons’ patients Checkbook found had the lowest (or highest) rates of deaths, prolonged …
As people age, bones tend to become less dense and become weaker and more likely to break. In women, loss of bone density speeds up after menopause.
Bones become less dense partly because the amount of calcium they contain decreases. Part of the reason is that less calcium is absorbed …
Joints and Bones
A point where two or more bones connect is called a joint. There are two different types of joints in the body:
- Movable joints (like ball-and-socket, hinge, gliding and pivot joints)
- Immovable joints (like the bones of the skull and pelvis) which allow little or no movement