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Patient Information

General/All Orthopedic Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Your Orthopaedic Connection
Information about orthopaedic injuries, treatment and prevention. Maintained by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medline Plus - U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. There are also a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media and links to thousands of clinical trials.

National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders
Information on various musculoskeletal disorders, including arthritis, hip replacement, knee and shoulder problems, and scoliosis. NIAMS is a division of the National Institutes of Health.

Orthogate/Orthopaedic Web Links
Created by The Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma, the site is intended to facilitate access to orthopedic information using the Internet. The site contains information on joint replacement, back problems, trauma, foot and ankle disorders, and foot, knee and shoulder problems as well as live webcasts of surgical procedures.


Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research. Their website contains educational materials on all topics relating to arthritis, including treatment, medications and prevention.


American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Read what hand surgeons say about carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, hand transplants, and other hand problems and diseases on these pages of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) website. This information has been prepared by members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery
Contains information about common hand problems, as well as diagrams and explanations of the anatomy of the hand.


The Knee Society
Information about knee osteotomy, total knee replacement and common knee injuries.


Kids Health for Parents
Articles on chronic pediatric conditions and diseases.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Helpful information on common pediatric orthopedic conditions and treatments, as well as injury prevention.

Sports Medicine

Arthroscopy Association of North America
Arthroscopy-related patient information.


North American Spine Society
Information on preventing spine injury as well as education about common spine conditions
In-depth information to help patients understand, prevent and research treatments for back pain and neck pain. Written and peer reviewed by leading spine physicians.
Information about the full range of technologies, services, treatments and research available on the subject of spinal disorders

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides education and practice management services for orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopedics.

American Medical Association
As the national professional organization for all physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) serves as the steward of medicine and leader of the medical profession. The AMA's envisioned future is to be an essential part of the professional life of every physician and an essential force for progress in improving the nation's health. Only the AMA has the national voice, the reputation and the stature to be a strong advocate for physicians and their patients.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
The mission of the ASSH is to advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.

Arthroscopy Association of North America
The goal of the Association is to promote, encourage, support and foster through continuing medical education functions, the development and dissemination of knowledge in the discipline of arthroscopic surgery.

Eastern Orthopaedic Association
The purpose of EOA is to promote, encourage, foster, and advance the art of science and orthopedic surgery, and to establish a forum for free discussion and teaching of orthopedic methods and principles among the members.

The Hip Society
Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the hip joint

International Society for Fracture Repair
The International Society for Fracture Repair (I.S.F.R.) is embodied in an organization of individuals from around the world who are dedicated to the advancement and interchange of science of fracture repair and its application to improvement of patient care.

Massachusetts Medical Society
The MMS is an organization of physicians, medical students, residents and fellows dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, to developing and maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards of medical practice and health care, and to promoting medical institutions formed on liberal principles for the health, benefit and welfare of the citizens of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association
The Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association (MOA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to improving orthopedic care in Massachusetts. The MOA seeks to identify and resolve issues that affect delivery of orthopaedic care.

North American Spine Society
NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation
The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is an independent organization that raises funds to support research and education on diseases and injuries of bones, joints, nerves and muscles. OREF-funded research enhances clinical care, leading to improved health, increased activity and a better quality of life for patients.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association
The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopedic Surgeons and the public.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) has as its mission the development and implementation of the highest quality education of pediatric orthopedists thereby assuring the best possible care of musculoskeletal pediatric patients. POSNA will endeavor to become the focal point and authoritative source on such care through appropriate alliances with other related organizations and through research that will lead to evidence based patient care.

Scoliosis Research Society
The Scoliosis Research Society is a professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. The primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities.