THE AMERICAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE
http://www.sportsmed.org Ask the Doctor is a periodically updated feature of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Home Page. The site offers helpful information on such topics as Shoulder Injuries, ACL Surgery and Rehabilitation, Soft Tissue Injuries, Foot and Ankle Injuries, Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries, Overuse Injuries, Golfing Injuries, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries, The Aging Athlete, The Female Athlete, Sprains & Strains, and Knee Injuries. The AOSSM is a national organization of orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, including national and international sports medicine leaders.
ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH SOCIETY
http://www.ors.org This site provides information about the organization’s mission, as well as archived newsletters, annual meeting information, and access to the table of contents for past and current issues of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, through which the musculoskeletal community communicates the current state of orthopedic research.
http://www.orthosupersite.com Current and back issues of Orthopedics Today, written for orthopedic surgeons, are available here. This site includes breaking news, specialty forums, online seminars, and a shopping mall that lists product information and a venue for contacting the manufacturer with questions.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS
http://www.aaos.org The home page of the AAOS is your source for the latest legislative, educational, healthcare policy, and research information. The site includes the by-laws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopedics and medicine.
ARTHROSCOPY ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
http://www.aana.org The AANA Web site provides support services for members, including a member directory, description of the annual meeting, and other instructional courses that offer CME. Available scholarships and fellowships are listed. You can learn about the latest in arthroscopy research by searching lectures presented at previous AANA meetings.
THE NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION
http://www.nata.org The mission of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
http://www.arthritis.org For centuries men and women, young and old, have been affected by a disease about which little was known except for its symptoms. But in 1948, a group of scientists and physicians came together to take action against this condition called arthritis. Perhaps heartened by breakthroughs in medicine, this community of scientists envisioned a day when a cure for arthritis would be discovered and the millions of people with arthritis would no longer suffer. Their actions resulted in the formation of the Arthritis Foundation, now offering outreach and education at www.arthritis.org.