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Orthopaedic information you can trust from Your Orthopaedic Connection, a service provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Recommended Web sites

  • American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons

    The Home page of the AAOS is your source for the latest legislative, educational, healthcare policy, and research information. The site includes the by-laws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopedics and medicine.

  • Artelon Spacer

    Artelon® Spacer CMC-I is developed for patients with thumb base osteoarthritis, (OA). Artelon® Spacer CMC-I is a T-shaped, woven construction made of Artelon fibers. The device is patented and CE-marked*.

  • Arthrex

    Since 1981, Arthrex, Inc. has maintained its original commitment to provide the finest quality engineered products and educational services for orthopaedic surgeons. Browse information according to your specialty of practice: Shoulder, Knee & Hip, Small Joint

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

    The AANA Web site provides support services for members, including a member directory, description of the annual meeting, and other instructional courses that offer CME. Scholarships and fellowships available are listed. You can learn about the latest in arthroscopy research by searching lectures presented at previous AANA meetings.

  • Depuy Mitek

    Johnson & Johnson Company, offers comprehensive and innovative solutions for a broad range of surgical needs

  • DonJoy

    DJO Incorporated is a leading global provider of high-quality, orthopedic devices, with a broad range of products used for rehabilitation, pain management and physical therapy.

  • GORE PROCEL® Cast Liner

    GORE PROCEL® Cast Liner, formerly known as GORE Cast Liner, is a unique waterproof, breathable cast padding that allows you to continue your normal routine at home and at work without worrying about keeping your cast dry.

  • Great Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center

  • Hyalgan

    For the treatment of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, when simple painkillers or exercise and physical therapy are not enough.

  • Journal of the AMA

    All editorial material from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Archives Journals is now available online through the AMA Publications Web site.

  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    Cited in Index Medicus and Medline, this is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Only abstracts are available to nonsubscribers; full text is available to AAOS members.

  • Orthopedics Today

    Current and back issues of Orthopedics Today written for orthopedic surgeons. Site includes breaking news, specialty forums, online seminars, and a shopping mall that lists product information and a venue for contacting the manufacturer with questions.

  • Othopaedic Research Society

    This site provides information about the organization’s mission and fall newsletter, the annual meeting, and access to the table of contents for past and current issues of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, through which the musculoskeletal community communicates the current state of orthopedic research

  • Southwestern Medical Center

    As a 199-bed full-service hospital, Southwestern Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of medical services and high quality care. We are a forward thinking, innovative hospital where trust, teamwork and technology come together to make a positive difference in the health of our community and region. Our Joint Commission accreditation powerfully demonstrates our commitment to meet the highest national standards for quality and safety.

  • Stryker Orthopaedics

    Your source for information regarding knee and hip replacement surgical and treatment options

  • Synthes

    Synthes is a leading global medical device company. We develop, produce and market instruments, implants and biomaterials for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of the skeleton and its soft tissues.

  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine

    American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine publishes The American Journal of Sports Medicine. This site lists all the editions of the journal printed since May-June 1997 and allows access to abstracts of selected articles in each journal.

  • The Arthritis Foundation

    For centuries men and women, young and old, have been affected by a disease in which little was known except its symptoms. But in 1948, a group of scientists and physicians came together to take action against this condition called arthritis. Perhaps heartened by breakthroughs in medicine, this community of scientists envisioned a day when a cure for arthritis would be discovered and the millions of people with arthritis would no longer suffer. Their actions resulted in the formation of the Arthritis Foundation

  • The National Athletic Trainers’ Association

    The mission of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.