So – you’ve learned a lot in this section about surgery – but you still want to know more? Well we’ve got plenty of links to get you going. Dig through these and you’ll be rattling off information to ALL your friends and relatives on the advantages/disadvantages and newest innovations when it comes to becoming a bionic man or woman.
Homepage of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
There are fact sheets with information for each joint, patient education, guidelines, and information on how to find a surgeon. Information about arthritis is also included
John Hopkins University
Site provides information about what to expect from preparation for surgery to post-op rehabilitation.
Florida Health Site
Questions and answers from a physician related to different topics of orthopedic surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Has Find A Doc, Patient brochures etc.
Robin’s Total Knee Replacement
This is the website of a 30 yr old woman with RA. She provides a diary of her two knee replacements with photos and FAQ etc.
Penn State Orthopedics
Frequently asked questions: ankylosing spondylitis surgery.
Department of Orthopedics, University of Washington
The Arthritis Society (Canada), Surgery
Renewing your contract with life.
Joint Surgery from Arthritis @ about.com
with Carol Eustice
The Foot and Ankle Center
Surgical treatment for arthritis depends on the severity of the disease and the joint involved (not all options are viable for all joints).
Joint Replacement Institute
Patient education, fact sheets and more.
Orthopedic Network – Patient Education