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Spokane Orthopedics specialize in injuries and diseases of the hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, hand, foot and ankle. From sports injuries to arthritis, we are concerned about your joints. If pain is keeping you from working or playing, come see us.

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The hip joint is a large weight-bearing ball-and-socket joint connecting a leg to the trunk of the body. The head of the thigh bone (femur) fits into the socket of the ilium (pelvis).

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The knee is a weight-bearing hinge joint made up of 3 parts. The thigh bone (femur) meets the large shin bone (tibia) to form the main knee joint. This joint has an inner (medial) and an outer (lateral) compartment. The kneecap (the patella) joins the femur to form a third joint, called the patellofemoral joint. The patella protects the front of the knee joint. The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments).

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The shoulder is a joint connecting an upper limb or forelimb to the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint in which the head of the humerus fits into the socket of the scapula. It is made up of a complex series of tendons and ligaments that give you extraordinary motion.

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Hand / Wrist

The wrist is a complex joint that bridges the hand to the forearm. It is actually a collection of multiple bones and joints. The bones comprising the wrist include the distal ends of the radius and ulna, 8 carpal bones, and the proximal portions of the 5 metacarpal bones. The wrist/hand are very important to ensure the upper extremity functions properly.

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Foot / Ankle

The ankle joint is a hinged joint that is composed of three bones: the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The ankle joint is responsible for the up-and-down motion of the foot. The subtalar joint is under the ankle joint, and it consists of the talus on top and calcaneus on the bottom. The subtalar joint is responsible for the side-to-side motion of the foot.

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