Surgery is a big deal. We want you to have as much information and resources at your disposal to be informed about your healthcare choices. Below we have listed websites and links to help you understand your condition and treatment better.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Source for the latest information in Legislation, education, health care policy, and research. The site includes bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted pertaining to orthopedics and medicine.
In addition, OrthoInfo is the patient portal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons that provides a list of resources for patients regarding orthopedics.
American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
An information source for the latest trends in joint replacement surgery regarding the hip and knee.
North American Spine Society (NASS)
NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.
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Joint Replacement Resource Center
Is joint pain crippling your life? Do you sometimes think, "Maybe I'm ready for joint replacement"? With pain that bad, you may be ready now.
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Discusses non operative ways of dealing with arthritis. Provides local resources.
Kyphon's mission is to be recognized as the global leader in restoring spinal function through minimally invasive therapies. We strive to remain true to our core values of loyalty, trust, and respect for others, and to operate an organization based on honesty, integrity, and commitment.