Useful Links to Orthopedic Associations and Information Sites:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Here you will find the latest source for Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopedics and medicine.

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Here you will find an information source for latest trends in joint replacement surgery about the hip and knee.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
ACFAS is the preeminent provider of foot and ankle education. The vision of the College is to serve society as the foremost authority on foot, ankle, and lower extremity surgery. Their mission is to advance the competency of our members and the care of our patients.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Here you can find information on specific sports-related conditions and treatment, youth sports injury prevention materials from the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, read and download helpful patient information sheets, and navigate through our 3-D Animation Library.

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
The Arthroscopy Association of North America (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.

Arthritis-Glucosamine information
Here you will find articles with details on this debilitating disease, information on glucosamine and glucosamine products.

Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF)
This organization raises funds to support research and education on diseases and injuries of bones, joints, nerves, and muscles. OREF-funded research and education enhance clinical care, leading to improved health, increased activity, and a better quality of life for patients.

Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
The purposes of ORS 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 surgery and musculoskeletal disease, and to provide a forum for dissemination of knowledge in the fields.

OrthoIllustrated
OrthoIllustrated is an Internet-based resource for Sports Medicine patient education. On this interactive website, patients will find information about the diagnosis and treatment of common Sports Medicine injuries.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.

Arthritis Foundation
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 means of dealing with arthritis. Gives local resources that are available.

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Medical Association
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