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NEW LIVING BODY – BONES & JOINTS – How does the human body work? What advances have been made in medicine which enable us to understand the human body better? These programs provide a comprehensive answer to both questions in this ten-part series. Filmed in the United States and Great Britain, these programs were all produced in 1995 and contain valuable information for the study of human anatomy and physiology. Each program contains three major elements. • Live-action video showing the human body in action, often under experimental conditions, putting the theme of each program into context. • Advanced imaging technology is used, including x-rays, radioisotope and ultrasound scans, fibre optics, MRIs, and video of surgery. These techniques provide unparalleled glimpses into the inner workings of the body. • Three- dimensional computer graphics provide easy-to-understand illustrations of processes and functions which are difficult to see otherwise. The topic of bones and joints is explored in this program with Dr. Lyle Micheli at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Micheli runs the world’s leading orthopaedic clinic for young athletes, where the most common types of sports injuries, such as acute impact damage, are treated. The structure and function of the knee are clearly illustrated as we follow the diagnosis and treatment of injuries suffered by the Harvard University football team. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: • Movement and the human skeleton • Structure and function of joints • Bone growth, injury, treatment, and repair • Positive and negative effects of exercise • Degenerative diseases