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The following Web sites provide information on specific orthopedic topics that may be of interest to you.

American Academy of Orthopaedic 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.

American Academy of Physician Assistants


The American Academy of Physician Assistants is the only national organization that represents physician assistants (PAs) in all specialties and all employment settings. Its membership also includes physician assistant students and supporters of the profession.

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


A premier medical society for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, AAPM&R is the only organization exclusively serving the needs of practicing PM&R physicians. With more than 7,500 members, the Academy represents more than 87 percent of U.S. physiatrists and international colleagues from 37 countries.

The American Journal of Sports Medicine


American Orthopaedic 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 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine


A world expert in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship information.

Arthritis Foundation


For centuries, men and women, young and old, have been affected by a disease in which little was known except for 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.

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 are listed. You can learn about the latest in arthroscopy research by searching lectures presented at previous AANA meetings.



A government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

Health & Human Services – Rheumatology Division


Journals of the AMA


All editorial materials from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Medical Association's (AMA) Archives Journal are 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.



MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

National Athletic Trainers' Association


The mission of the National Athletic Trainers' Association is to enhance the quality of healthcare 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.

Orthopaedic Connection AAOS


Patient education from the AAOS.

Orthopaedic Research Society


This site provides information about the organization's mission, 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.

Orthopedics Today


Current and back issues of Orthopedics Today written for orthopedic surgeons. This 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.

Dr. Pasia’s Web Site


Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network





Provides easy-to-understand information for common and specific surgical procedures. YourSurgery.Com® organizes the information so that you and your family can understand each procedure, and it helps you ask your physician questions.


Biomet Joint Replacement Solutions


Biomet is well-known and respected for its partial knee replacement and joint replacement information for patients and caregivers, as well as a good source for minimally invasive technology, knee product options, and surgeon recommendations.

Smith & Nephew


Smith & Nephew focuses on repairing and healing the human body. The company creates innovative products, whose performance has earned the trust of clinicians around the world.

Stryker Howmedica Osteonics


This site provides more information about Stryker's orthopedic implant division, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, which is the designer and manufacturer of the hip, knee, and shoulder replacement systems.

Zimmer Information Page


As the world's largest orthopedic company, Zimmer strives to bring new technologies to the market that can meet rising patient expectations. Two areas where Zimmer partners with your surgeon are minimally invasive joint replacement and innovative bone replacement technology, such as Trabecular Metal. Learn more about these patient-focused advances at www.pacewithlife.com.