Orthopedics and Rheumatology

Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have bunion surgery. Provides general overview of what bunions are. Looks at types of surgery, possible complications, and effectiveness. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides you through decision to have or not have carpal tunnel release surgery. Looks at problems carpal tunnel syndrome can cause. Covers types of surgery and compares with wrist splint therapy. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

Dupuytren’s Disease: Should I Have Hand Surgery?

Guides through decision to have surgery for Dupuytren’s disease. Includes other treatments for Dupuytren’s disease. Describes the two types of surgery usually done. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have surgery for hammer, claw, or mallet toe. Includes symptoms of hammer, claw and mallet toe and describes nonsurgical treatment. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Low Back Pain: Should I Have an MRI?

Guides through the decision to have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for low back pain. Discusses the problems an MRI can find and why it may not show the source of pain. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.