AAOS Web Site Linking Policy

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (collectively "AAOS") present The AAOS web site Linking Policy as an educational service to the public and to our Fellows and members.

Any web site is encouraged to link to either the homepage of The AAOS web site (www.aaos.org) or to any of the interior pages and documents of The AAOS web site, adhering to the following rules:

  1. Any web site may link directly to The AAOS web site or any interior page. Using this method, control is transferred from the originating web site to the web site maintained by the AAOS.
  2. Any web site may link to The AAOS web site or any interior page by opening a new browser window that displays the AAOS's content. Using this method, two (or more) browser windows are open (one from the originating web site and one or more containing information from The AAOS web site).
  3. Web sites may not link to The AAOS web site using frames, in which material in The AAOS web site would be framed within the originating web site.

All material on The AAOS web site is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved.

No material on The AAOS web site may be replicated and posted, or altered and posted, on the originating web site.

In addition to all other disclaimers stated on the AAOS web site, the AAOS explicitly makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the content or reliability of the content on The AAOS web site or of the content or reliability of the content of the web sites that are linked to The AAOS web site.

AAOS, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to amend or cancel any linking arrangement to any web site regarding The AAOS web site at any time.

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