Orthopedic Patient External Resources
The following pages are not maintained by BMC/Boston University Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, Inc. Links to these sites are for informational purposes only. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the content on these sites.
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.
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.
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