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A joint is formed by two or more bones that are connected by thick bands of tissue called ligaments. The knee is the largest joint in the body and is made up of three main parts which are the femur, tibia and patella.

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The hip is one of the main weight-bearing joints in your body. It consists of a ball (femoral head) at the top of your thighbone (femur) and a rounded socket (acetabulum) in your pelvis.

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Your shoulder is the most moveable joint in the body and is made up of three bones. These bones include the collarbone, or clavicle, the shoulder blade, or scapula, and the upper arm bone, or humerus.

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Quality Orthopaedic Care

Dr. N. Birrell Smith is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, we strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all our treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

We are pleased to have you as a patient. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our office and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.

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