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orthopaedic procedures

Learn more about common orthopaedic procedures with our educational animations.

Informational Web Sites


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ®

This link is to the patient information section of the AAOS website entitled, "Your Orthopaedic Connection." This site is an excellent comprehensive resource for everything from general information on orthopaedics, specific injuries and conditions, news of interest, and other information relative to the health of your bones and joints. This great resource should be your first step in researching your specific orthopaedic interest.

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The Arthritis Foundation

This website is an excellent comprehensive resource for patients with arthritic conditions. Among the vast resources of this site is information on the local offices which offer classes, support groups and special programs.

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Blount Memorial Hospital

Blount Memorial Hospital was built to allow physicians and medical professionals to practice medicine with the latest technology and to provide high quality care in a comfortable environment. The facility features fully equipped operating rooms with state-of-the-art instruments with recovery rooms that provide an opportunity for your family to join you shortly after surgery. Procedure guidelines, educational information and directions are available at this site.

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Shockwave Therapy

This link contains information regarding Shockwave Therapy, the non-invasive procedure for plantar fasciitis (chronic heel pain) and epicondylitis (tennis elbow).

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Save Your Knees

This site may be helpful to referred patients with knee issues.

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This site is the home of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Company which contains information about the prescription anti-inflammatory medications, Bextra and Celebrex. The site also contains health resources and links of interest to orthopaedic patients.

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Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is an excellent resource for learning more about your lab testing. The site is maintained by lab professionals and presented in an easy to understand format. The site is peer-reviewed and non-commercial.

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This link is to the Condition Center of WebMD. WebMD is a comprehensive medical information resource. This is probably the most well known health care site on the web.

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The MedlinePlus site will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

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Edheads creates unique, educational Web experiences designed to make hard-to-teach concepts understandable using the power and interactivity of the Internet. We will set a new standard for excellence by delivering in-depth content in a fresh, exciting style allowing the user to learn intuitively in an online environment. The following topics are featured on the Edheads website.


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