Patient Education

orthopaedic procedures

Learn more about common orthopaedic procedures with our education animations.

Informational Web Sites


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ®

This link is to the patient information section of the AAOS website entitled, "Your Orthopaedic Connection." This site is an excellent comprehensive resource for everything from general information on orthopaedics, specific injuries and conditions, news of interest, and other information relative to the health of your bones and joints. This great resource should be your first step in researching your specific orthopaedic interest.

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OrthoKids is the website for kids as well as parents to learn about pediatric orthopaedic conditions, injury prevention, and treatment. 


The Arthritis Foundation

This website is an excellent comprehensive resource for patients with arthritic conditions. Among the vast resources of this site is information on the local offices which offer classes, support groups and special programs.

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Spine Universe

Spine Universe is an extremely well organized website on the back and neck. The site is a comprehensive resource for all aspects of spine health. Spine Universe contains information on specific spinal conditions, spine surgery, non-surgical treatments, ergonomics, spine wellness, pain management, new technology and more.

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Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is an excellent resource for learning more about your lab testing. The site is maintained by lab professionals and presented in an easy to understand format. The site is peer-reviewed and non-commercial.

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The MedlinePlus site will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Visit this site to learn more about joint replacement and whether you may need knee or hip surgery.

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