Stuart J. Fischer, MD
Welcome to OrthoInfo, the patient information web site of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Our site contains over 600 articles about fractures, sports injuries, joint replacement and other orthopaedic topics written specially for patients and families.
We have the latest orthopaedic news as well as information on safety and prevention. All of our articles are written and peer reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons who are experts in their fields.
We hope you will take a few minutes to browse our site and view our articles, videos, and learning modules.
OrthoInfo is "Your Connection To Expert Orthopaedic Information."
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is conducting the national campaign, A Nation in Motion®, to highlight the value of quality orthopaedic care.
A Series of Studies Quantifying the Value of Orthopaedic Procedures and Treatments
"Orthopaedic Surgeons: Restoring Mobility and Keeping Our Nation in Motion" brochures
This brochure—featuring orthopaedic patients—addresses basic questions about what orthopaedic surgeons do, who they treat, and why patients should choose an orthopaedic surgeon as a partner in restoring or maintaining their mobility.
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Prevent heat injury by learning the signs and causes of the illness.
In 2011, almost 1 million total joint replacement procedures were performed in the U. S.
Each year, more than 250,000 people are seriously injured due to improper or careless use of lawn mowers.
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