Patient Education

This website provides a wide selection of patient-friendly information on anatomy as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment options organized by body region.

We have compiled information about common orthopedic conditions.  Click on any of the conditions below to learn more.

Arthritis

Arthroscopy

Back Pain in Children

Fractures

Muscle Contusion

Osteoporosis

Surgery and Smoking

Total Joint Replacement

 

Helpful Links

Below are links we feel may be of interest to our patients.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – Your Orthopedic Connection
This website provides a wide selection of patient-friendly information on anatomy as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment options organized by body region.

The American Association of Hand Surgery
PDF files of frequently asked questions on 12 common hand conditions

Arthritis Foundation
Frequently asked questions, topical index, informational pamphlets, videos

Healthfinder
Government website linking to patient education websites

Mayo Clinic
Highly touted; multiple links to orthopedic surgery

MedlinePlus
Health topics listed alphabetically, interactive tutorials, health news

Medscape
Up to date medical information, drug information cross-checker

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Alphabetical compilation of handbooks on a variety of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions with question and answer format

Orthopaedic Web Links (OWL)
Extensive links to additional resources; links graded by reputability of information available

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Detailed patient information on medical management of osteoporosis

WebMD
Answers to basic health questions