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Attendees can demo OrthoInfo at the AAOS Resource Center, located in Academy Hall in the Sails Pavilion. Visitors can also grab a free “Rx pad,” so they can easily “prescribe” information on OrthoInfo to their patients. The Resource Center is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday.

AAOS Now

Published 8/31/2021

OrthoInfo Provides Trusted Information for Surgeons and Their Patients

According to recent data, roughly 80 percent of adults who use the internet use the web to find health information. When people visit a healthcare website, whether to research symptoms, understand and weigh treatment options, learn more about a condition, or get health tips, they want to feel confident that they are receiving credible advice from reputable sources.

That need for trustworthy information is why more than 23 million people worldwide turned to OrthoInfo.org—the AAOS patient education website—in 2020, and why AAOS members rely on OrthoInfo to provide their patients with unbiased, accurate, and easy-to-understand information about musculoskeletal health.

All OrthoInfo content is developed, peer reviewed, and periodically updated by AAOS members to ensure that it reflects the latest orthopaedic trends, research, and treatment and care standards. A free resource for providers and patients, OrthoInfo features:

  • consumer-focused content covering more than 450 topics—from common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions to surgical procedures, nonsurgical treatments, injury prevention, recovery, and healthy living
  • a variety of engaging and shareable formats, including articles, printable patient education handouts, videos, detailed illustrations, and animations
  • responsive design, allowing patients and their families to view OrthoInfo’s resources using a computer, smartphone, tablet, or smart TV
  • Spanish-language versions of many articles and resources

Although most OrthoInfo visitors are persons seeking information for themselves, many are parents and caregivers. Orthopaedic clinicians also frequently share the site with their patients; practices are able to link to OrthoInfo.org from their own websites to connect patients to relevant content and create patient education links for specific specialty or practice areas.

Stop by the AAOS Resource Center, located in Academy Hall in the Sails Pavilion, to demo OrthoInfo and see why so many AAOS members recommend it as a trusted source for musculoskeletal information. Visitors can also grab a free “Rx pad” so they can easily “prescribe” information on OrthoInfo to their patients. The Resource Center is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow through Friday.