Social media for orthopaedic surgeons

By Michael F. Schafer, MD, and Lauren L. Pearson

Putting the specialty at our patients’ fingertips

A century ago, the telephone “party line” was the “social media” of choice; today, it’s the Internet that makes it possible for people to connect and contact each other easily, quickly, and inexpensively. Millions of people use social media platforms such as blogs, Facebook pages, and Twitter.

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