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This guide contains a variety of library resources related to orthopedics research.

FRAX: Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

FRAX: Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

Professional and Research Websites in Orthopedics

  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
    • "Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, advocacy and research." -AAHKS
    • "The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is an international professional society of more than 4,000 orthopaedic surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally-invasive orthopaedic surgery to improve patient outcomes."-AANA
    • "Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials." -AAOS
  • AAOS Orthoportal
    • "To ensure safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery, the ABOS maintains the highest standards for education, practice, and conduct through examination, certification, and maintenance of certification for the benefit of the public." -ABOS
    • "The AOA equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the health care environment. Through its diverse constituency of orthopaedic leaders, the AOA focuses on leadership, academic, and critical issues associated with the specialty. " -AOA
    • "The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), founded in 1969, is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 2,200 orthopaedic surgeons (MDs and DOs) from the US and abroad who specialize in the care of patients with injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle." -AOFAS
    • "Our mission is to be the premier global, sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and abilities. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine." -AOSSM
    • "The Mission of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is to support quality shoulder and elbow care through the ethical practice of leadership, medical education, research and quality, and patient advocacy." -ASES
    • "The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) was established after World War II by a group of surgeons from the armed forces.  They wanted to build upon the knowledge that they had gained while treating hand injuries for soldiers, so they planned an annual meeting to continue the exchange of information and explore how to best care for injuries and conditions of the complicated and delicate hand.

      Since 1946, ASSH has grown from 35 surgeons, excited about sharing ideas, to over 3,800 members spanning the entire globe who are all dedicated to advancing the science and practice of caring for your hands and arms." -ASSH

    • " is the creation of Dr. Henry DeGroot III, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., and the team. Henry DeGroot III, is the principal author and creator of this site. He has received valuable assistance from others over the years, as noted below. Dr. DeGroot is an Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Tufts Medical School, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, and foot and ankle surgery." -BTA
    • "The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in clinical and research problems of the cervical spine.  Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange and development of ideas and philosophy regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease.  The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles." -CSRS
    • "For over 30 years, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has been committed to preventing osteoporosis and promoting awareness about bone health." -NOF
    • "The purposes of this Corporation are to promote, support, develop and encourage research in surgery and musculoskeletal disease and disciplines related thereto; to provide, support, develop and sponsor educational activities related to the foregoing, and to provide a forum for dissemination of knowledge in the fields." -ORS
    • "The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the public." -OTA
    • "To improve the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders through education, research, and advocacy."-POSNA
    • "Promote professional development of and for women in orthopaedics throughout all stages of their careers." -RJOS
    • "The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is an international society that was founded in 1966 with 37 members. It has gained recognition as one of the world's premier spine societies. The SRS has maintained a commitment to research and education in the field of spinal deformities. Strict membership criteria ensure that the individual Fellows support that commitment.."-SRS

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