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From the Editor

Stuart J. Fischer, MD

Welcome to OrthoInfo, the patient information web site of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Our site contains over 400 articles about fractures, sports injuries, joint replacement and other orthopaedic topics written specially for patients and families.

We have the latest orthopaedic news as well as information on safety and prevention. All of our articles are written and peer reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons who are experts in their fields.

We hope you will take a few minutes to browse our site and view our articles, videos, and learning modules.

OrthoInfo is "Your Connection To Expert Orthopaedic Information."

Orthopaedic News
A Nation in Motion
Are you contemplating orthopaedic surgery
or have already had it?

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is conducting the national campaign, A Nation in Motion®, to highlight the value of quality orthopaedic care.

Visit the campaign's site to READ successful orthopaedic stories from real patients and orthopaedic surgeons.

Or Share your own!

Measuring the Value of Orthopaedics

A Series of Studies Quantifying the Value of Orthopaedic Procedures and Treatments

"Orthopaedic Surgeons: Restoring Mobility and Keeping Our Nation in Motion" brochures

This brochure—featuring orthopaedic patients—addresses basic questions about what orthopaedic surgeons do, who they treat, and why patients should choose an orthopaedic surgeon as a partner in restoring or maintaining their mobility.

Download the full brochure.

Public Service Announcements
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Featured Topics

One of the most common infant foot deformities can usually be treated with simple methods like stretching and casting.

Although not as common as knee or shoulder arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy is often used in diagnosing and treating hip disease.

Although injury prevention begins with proper equipment, it is important that young athletes be trained in safe sports technique.

Patient Safety
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One of the major risks facing patients who have major
surgery is a complication called deep vein thrombosis.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a
blood clot within a deep vein. It commonly occurs in
the thigh or calf.

Save Your Knees

Save Your Knees is a website full of information about knees: keeping knees healthy, exercise, common knee problems, and treatments.

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