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Professional Societies:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
The latest source for Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopaedics and medicine.

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotes clinical and basic science research of the cervical spine. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles.

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
The purpose of The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, a non-profit organization founded in 1974, is to bring together those individuals throughout the world, who, by their contributions and activities both in the area of research and clinical study, have, or are indicating interest in the lumbar spine in health and in disease.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is dedicated to preventing osteoporosis, promoting strong bones, and reducing human suffering through education, advocacy and research.

National Women's Health Resource Center
Healthy Women (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families.

North American Spine Society (NASS)
The North American Spine Society (NASS) is the premier multidisciplinary medical organization representing more than 7,000 members in 72 countries. NASS is dedicated to fostering the highest quality, ethical, value-based and evidence-based spine care through education, research and advocacy.

WebMD
Welcome to WebMD Corporation: the leader in providing services that help physicians, consumers, providers and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system.

American Society for the Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand is the oldest medical specialty society in the United States devoted entirely to continuing medical education related to hand surgery.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is an organization of more than 1,800 orthopaedic surgeons from the US and abroad who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle.

Spine Health
Thousands of doctor written, doctor reviewed articles on back pain, neck pain, and related disorders; in-depth spine videos; vibrant discussion forums; doctor member profiles and online contact service; and more. Accurate, complete, unbiased health information you can trust.

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
An information source for latest trends in joint replacement surgery about the hip and knee.

Zimmer Arthroplasty
Zimmer is a world leader in musculoskeletal health.

American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship. Founded in 1972, AOSSM is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine. Our members are physicians helping weekend warriors cope with the effects of aging, team doctors ensuring health and safety at all levels of sport and researchers working to help athletes prevent and manage injury.

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
The goal of the Association is to promote, encourage, support and foster through continuing medical education functions, the development and dissemination of knowledge in the discipline of arthroscopic surgery.

Stryker Orthopaedics
Learn about new joint replacement technologies, the treatment options available to you, and other helpful online tools so you can take back your life.

STOP Sports Injuries
There is a growing epidemic of preventable youth sports injuries that are dismantling kids' athletic hopes and dreams at an early age. In response, the STOP Sports Injuries campaign was created by a coalition of organizations and corporations to help prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries in kids. In addition, a Council of Champions has been established that includes business, sports and medical leaders to bring this message to and actively engage youth sports parents, coaches, athletes and healthcare providers.

Oxford® Partial Knee System: Biomet's Partial Knee Replacement Surgery | Biomet
The Oxford® Partial Knee implant from Biomet Orthopaedics is a partial knee implant designed to repair only one side of the knee (the medial side), making it much smaller than a total knee implant.

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 15,000 podiatrists in the country.

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
Founded in 1942, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is a specialty medical society of more than 6,800 foot and ankle surgeons. All Fellows of the College are board certified by the American Board of Podiatry Surgery.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Formed primarily as a forum for education and research, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has increased its membership from its modest start of less than 100 to nearly 3,000 today. AOSSM members are physicians and allied health professionals who demonstrate scientific leadership, involvement and dedication in the daily practice of sports medicine.


Additional Links:

Kyphoplasty
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Ankle Replacements
Ankle replacement (also called ankle arthroplasty) can offer new hope for patients suffering from chronic ankle pain. Ankle replacement is a fast growing type of joint replacement.


Health & Fitness:

Body Dynamics Fitness Center
Body Dynamics stands for the principles of friendliness, community, education, compassion, integrity and honesty. Our mission is to Provide a non-intimidating and friendly atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable exercising.


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