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  • from MDLinx
    5 star rating REG Provides regularly updated links to abstracts and, if available, free or fee access full text articles released at respected online sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association. Free registration.
  • Orthopedics Today
    5 star rating REG Covers new developments and procedures in orthopedics. Includes articles, breaking news bulletins, newsgroup discussions, and online seminars. Free registration. Slack Incorporated.
  • Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the AAOS
    4 star rating Online abstracts of scientific papers presented at the society's annual meeting. Print abstracts are published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons / American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Searchable.
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Bulletin
    3 star rating A free, full text, archived monthly newsletter issued by this orthopedic professional society with 25,000 US national and international members. The newsletter covers orthopedic practice issues, management, reimbursement, insurance, regulation, malpractice, and contracts.
  • Orthopedics News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Medical News Today - Bones / Orthopaedics News
    2 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Fractures" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures that discuss the use of journal impact factors in quantitatively assessing the importance of medical journals based upon the frequency that their articles are cited. collected by the Google search service.
  • e-Hand Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery
    5 star rating A othopedic surgeon's web project which offers a hand anatomy review, briefs on common fractures, decision trees, clip art, an image gallery, slide lectures, and office forms. Charles Eaton, MD .
  • Emedx Online Sports Injuries Clinician Education
    5 star rating In depth reviews that include animations, surgery pictures, surgery stories, annotated xrays, and schematics regarding sports medicine and orthopedic surgery topics. Presented by Stanford University Medical Center
  • Medscape Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
    5 star rating REG A peer-reviewed online journal featuring clinical news, full-text articles, and other special features covering the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of patients presenting with orthopedic complaints. Medscape, Inc. Free registration.
  • Orthopedic and Trauma Article Archives at BMJ
    5 star rating Archived, full text clinical care articles from this premiere medical journal. British Medical Journal of the British Medical Association .
  • Orthoteer Study Syllabus (UK)
    5 star rating REG A web project, produced by orthopedists, which offers a comprehensive, organ system categorized outline review of orthopedic care. The resource is aimed at those preparing for the orthopaedic practice exam in the United Kingdom. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • Orthopedic Technology Review
    4 star rating Full text articles cover equipment and economic issues faced by orthopedic practitioners and health care administrators operating in managed care environments. CurAnt Communications Inc.
  • POSNA Core Curriculum in Pediatric Orthopaedics
    4 star rating Quality education materials for pediatric orthopaedists that introduce core topics and assure the best possible care of musculoskeletal pediatric patients. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
  • Flash Card Exchange - Orthopedics
    3 star rating Reviews of clinical topics with "clickable" questions and answers. The "flashcards" are posted by worldwide medical students as study tools.
  • Medslides Orthopedic Surgery Powerpoint Slideshows
    3 star rating A collection of slideshows authored by medical faculty and clinicians.
  • Orthopedic Technology Review
    3 star rating The cutting-edge information resource for orthopedic practitioners and health care administrators in the continuously evolving medical environment. Offering 7 issues annually, including a comprehensive buyer's guide, OTR is an ideal forum for the discussion of the latest technologies, surgical techniques, and services as well as a showcase for new products and a source of industry news to help improve the economics of the orthopedic practice.
  • Orthopaedic Knowledge Online from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    1 star rating REG An online resource for orthopaedic knowledge: current surgical techniques, video demonstrations and text-based information regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal disorders. AAOS Members free. Others $168. Fee registration. Free trial.



  • Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
    5 star rating Outline text notes, with integrated hyperlinks, that cover orthopedic diseases and topics. Includes surgeries, procedures, anatomy, medications, and linked Internet references. Authored by C.R. Wheeless, MD and maintained by residents at Duke Orthopedics.
  • A Simple Guide to Orthopaedics
    5 star rating A full-text textbook that offers a step-by-step pictorial account of orthopaedics with 600 illustrations. Covers examination techniques, neuropathic limb, bone tumours, polio, paralysis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, and pathological fractures. PDF format. Professor R.L. Huckstep and WorldOrtho.
  • Book of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (India)
    5 star rating A textbook-style reference that covers general orthopedics, developmental disorders of bones, infections, regional conditions, fractures, bone diseases, joint diseases, tumours, and soft tissue injuries. Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Madras Medical College, India.
  • eMedicine World Orthopedic Medical Library
    5 star rating REG Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • Family Practice Handbook - Orthopedics
    5 star rating A chapter, from this published handbook of outpatient and inpatient medicine, that covers the diagnosis and treatment of common clinical problems. Authored by Graber, M.D. et al. and published by Mosby Year Book, Inc in 1997. Presented online by the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital.
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma for Medical Students
    5 star rating A review of the basic principles of Orthopaedics and Trauma for students and orthopaedic house officers. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Orthopedics - Family Practice Notebook
    5 star rating A section from an ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Family Practice Notebook, LLC.
  • Canadian Medical Examination (MCCQE) 2000 Review Notes- Orthopedic
    4 star rating These review notes are an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive review of medical specialty clinical knowledge. The text prepares graduating medical students for certification examination.
  • CHORUS: Musculoskeletal System
    4 star rating The "Collaborative Hypertext of Radiology" is a quick reference hypertext of concise disease descriptions for physicians and medical students. It includes radiologic findings, differential diagnosis lists, and pertinent anatomy, pathology and physiology. Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Orthopaedic Care
    4 star rating A peer-reviewed, Internet-based textbook which covers the medical and surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • The Five Minute Orthopaedic Consultant from Johns Hopkins
    4 star rating Briefs on therapies for an A to Z list of common orthopedic conditions. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders
    3 star rating REG A comprehensive, peer-reviewed, Internet musculoskeletal textbook under development with coverage of all of orthopaedic surgery, plus relevant information from related specialties, such as neurology, oncology, pediatrics, and rheumatology. Presented by the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Clinical Orthopaedic Society, and the Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association. Restricted registration or content areas.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    5 star rating REG A homepage for the world's largest organization of orthopaedic surgeons. Offers online CME courses, orthopaedic short stories, annual meeting information, a CME course calendar, tutorials, fact sheets, press releases, and news updates. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • Orthopaedics at
    5 star rating REG Selected weblinks to free, high quality, full text resources relevant to this specialty: clinical textbooks, news, and journal articles. Free registration is limited to physicians and healthworkers. Sponsored by Merck and Company. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    4 star rating An organization of more than 1,600 orthopaedic surgeons who have special interest and training in the foot and ankle. This website offers news releases, a list of continuing medical education courses, and a description of membership services. Some materials only available to society members. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
  • The Orthopaedic Trauma Association
    4 star rating An educational & scientific society dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge & information regarding the care & treatment of injuries to the musculoskeletal system.
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    3 star rating AAHKS is committed to its mission of providing educational opportunities to its members.
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    3 star rating AANA exists to promote, encourage, support and foster the development and dissemination of knowledge of arthroscopic surgery in order to improve upon the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculo-skeletal system.
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
    3 star rating Disseminates orthopaedic knowledge through its meetings and journals.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    3 star rating Has its mission the development and implementation of the highest quality education of pediatric orthopaedists thereby assuring the best possible care of musculoskeletal pediatric patients.
  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.


Practice Guidelines / FAQs


Images, Path./Clinical

  • Imaging Series of the American Journal of Orthopedics
    5 star rating Image-enhanced case presentations that illustrate surgical procedures, diagnosis and treatment, arthroscopy, sports medicine, trauma, pediatric and geriatric orthopedics, and rehabilitation. Quadrant HealthCom Inc.
  • AAOS Orthopedic Flash Cards
    4 star rating Orthopaedic plain radiographs, CT, MRI, and arthrograms are presented. Users determine the diagnosis or problem. Orthopaedic Flash Cards is a program designed to test clinicians imaging discrimination. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Hand Surgery Image Gallery at Eatonhand
    4 star rating Examples of orthopedic surgical situations from an electronic textbook of hand surgery.
  • Image Directory at Arthroscopy Journal
    4 star rating REG A searchable database of images from the journals archived online articles regarding emerging arthroscopic techniques. Published by the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the W.B. Saunders Company. Restricted registration or content areas.
  • Orthopedic Procedure Videos at Scott Orthopedic Center
    4 star rating Orthopedic procedure videos encoded using Real Producer G2: ACL Reconstruction, Acromioplasty, etc.
    1 star rating Presents schematics and animated views of the anatomy of joints and their injuries.
  • Orthopaedic Image Database (UK)
    1 star rating A collection of color images of orthopedic hardware, procedures, and pathology used in teaching and research at the Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. Images are listed alphabetically. Queen's University of Belfast School of Medicine.
  • The Video Journal of Orthopaedics Subject Collections
    1 star rating REG Fee access streaming videos of Orthopaedics procedures that can be reviewed prior to forthcoming surgery. These VJO productions are divided by anatomic area for those orthopaedic surgeons with specialty interests. Fee registration. Subscription fee.

Images, X-Ray

  • Hospital for Special Surgery's Online Teaching File Database
    4 star rating Cases which attending radiologists and fellows have found to be excellent representations of pathologies and abnormalities in regards to musculoskeletal imaging.
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology Atlas of Fractures
    4 star rating Users click on bones from an image of a human skeleton to access radiographic images and text reviews for common fractures. Amilcare Gentili, M.D., UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences.
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology Internet Directory at UCLA
    4 star rating A directory of well categorized links to remote xray images and MEDLINE references. Sources include the School of Medicine at Rennes, Indiana University, Nagasaki Univ,, Alfred I Dupont Inst, etc. Many images are annotated with definitions and descriptive text. Some references link to PubMed abstracts. Amilcare Gentili, M.D., UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences.


  • "Orthopedic Campus" AAOS CME
    5 star rating REG Coursework and self-assessment examinations which cover the management of injuries, degenerative problems, arthroplasty and sports related disorders. A sample title is "Shoulder and Elbow". Restricted registration or content areas. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • CMEList Online CME Sites - Orthopedic Surgery
    5 star rating A searchable, well-annotated, and constantly-updated directory of web links to online CME opportunities. The directory entries include credit hours, sponsors, cost, lecture format, target audience, and accrediting organization. Bernard Sklar, MD, MS.
  • Medscape Orthopedics CME
    5 star rating REG A selection of free, continuously updated continuing education activities. Offers instant, printable CME certificates online. Medscape. Fee registration.
  • Orthopedics CME Quiz Program
    5 star rating REG Follow up quizzes for online articles from Orthopedics - The Blue Journal. The quizzes permit users to achieve CME credits. Slack Incorporated. Fee registration. Fee transactions.

Patient Education


  • BoneRad Radiology Teaching Files
    4 star rating A directory of Internet orthopedic resources including images of common fractures, teaching files, and xray signs for musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Orthopaedic Web Links Gateway at Orthogate (Canada)
    4 star rating Contains links to selected web sites related to Orthopaedics. Orthogate has promoted effective use of the Internet by the international orthopaedic community by assembling and posting this comprehensive collection of links to orthopaedic sites. Myles Clough, Managing Editor. Internet Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma .
  • Karolinska Disease Resources Directory - Musculoskeletal
    3 star rating A systematic disease classification of Internet resources for laymen, healthcare professionals and scientists. Presented by a medical librarian team at Sweden's Karolinska Institute.
  • MedWeb Orthopedics from Emory U.
    1 star rating Well-maintained links to guides, sites, journals, organizations, and documents for a general audience. Emory University.

Educational Materials

  • "Orthopaedics" Slideshow at MedITAC
    5 star rating An archived slideshow lecture on a core topic in clinical medicine. This program is part of an International telemedicine project sponsored by NASA and the Medical Informatics and Technology Applications Consortium. The presentation may require the RealPlayerG2 plugin. John Cardea, M.D. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. April 9, 2001.
  • Orthopaedic Examination Review (UK)
    5 star rating An outline of essential knowledge in orthopedics which provides a quick review for Orthopaedic examination candidates. Edited by Mr. I S Talkhani, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland, UK.
  • Orthopedics Board Review Hyperguide
    3 star rating REG Provides orthopedic professionals with board review materials for all the categories needed for ABOS certification. Topics include basic science, trauma, and tumor. Registration required. Free registration. Slack Incorporated and Howmedica.
  • Shoulder Lesions Electronic Course (Belgium)
    3 star rating Selected multimedia clinical lessons, from a CD ROM product, regarding the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder lesions. Includes video-clips of examination techniques, clinical reasoning and interpretation, treatment with massage, manipulation, and infiltrations of rotator cuff lesions of the shoulder. Dr. L. Ombregt, Belgium .
  • Hospital Physician Orthopedic Surgery Board Review Manuals
    1 star rating Up-to-date manuals, developed by leading clinical educators, that assist physicians studying for Board certification or recertification examinations. PDF format. Turner White Communications, Inc. Fee transactions.
  • Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery
    1 star rating Full-text articles cover recent advances in orthopedics. The last issue available is 1998. University of Dusseldorf.


  • Orthopaedics Products at Johnson & Johnson Product Gateway
    3 star rating Videos and text about products used in diagnosis and interventions. Includes clinical backround on product applications, a procedure guide, reimbursement Information, related websites, selected clinical citations, general medical education, and timely healthcare news.


  • Spine Mail List
    2 star rating A UK-based discussion forum regarding elective and traumatic spinal orthopaedic surgery and the outcomes of spinal surgery and rehabiliation.
  • SPORT-MED Mail List
    2 star rating A UK-based discussion forum regarding research in sports medicine, including exercise physiology, nutrition, the impact of disease on work endurance, applied biomechanics, treatment of injuries, and the use of performance-enhancing substances, at all levels of participation.
  • Carpal Tunnel & Tendonitis Mail List
    1 star rating Subscription Address: Subscription Message: Subscribe SOREHAND <your name>.
  • ORT-L Orthopaedic Trauma Mail List
    1 star rating Listserv for electronic distribution of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association newsletter as well as discussion of related issues. Orthopedic Trauma Association.
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons Discussion Groups from AAOS
    1 star rating Threaded postings to web pages. Orthopaedic topics include practice management, physician placement service, computer education, hip & knee, medical records and coding, spine, sports medicine. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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