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Orthopaedic Scores popular

Goldmine of orthopaedic scores and scoring systems. 10 surgeon based and 20 patient based scoring systems for all regions of the musculoskeletal system. Includes: Harris Hip Score, Knee Society Score, Oxford Knee Score, WOMAC, Cincinatti Knee Score, Tegner Lysholm, American Foot & Ankle Score AFAS, UCLA Shoulder Rating Scale, Mayo Elbow Score, DASH (Disabilities of Arm Shoulder & Hand) and several more.

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2009 Quality measurement in orthopaedics

While all of medicine is under pressure to increase transparency and accountability, joint replacement subspecialists will face special scrutiny. Disclosures of questionable consulting fees, a demographic shift to younger patients, and uncertainty about the marginal benefits of product innovation in a time of great cost pressure invite a serious and progressive response from the profession. Current efforts to standardize measures by the National Quality Forum and PQRI will not address the concerns of purchasers, payors, or policy makers. Instead, they will ask the profession to document its commitment to appropriateness, stewardship of resources, coordination of care, and patient-centeredness. One mechanism for addressing these expectations is voluntary development of a uniform national registry for joint replacements that includes capture of preoperative appropriateness indicators, device monitoring information, revision rates, and structured postoperative patient followup. A national registry should support performance feedback and quality improvement activity, but it must also be designed to satisfy payor, purchaser, policymaker, and patient needs for information. Professional societies in orthopaedics should lead a collaborative process to develop metrics, infrastructure, and reporting formats that support continuous improvement and public accountability.
Quality measurement in orthopaedics: the purchasers' view. Lansky D, Milstein A. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Oct;467(10):2548-55 (full text)

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2009 Stem Cell Therapy and the Future of Orthopaedics

An Expert Interview With Dr. Thomas Einhorn
Stem cell research has caused much public controversy, sparking debate on ethics, cost, and legislation. Advocates of stem cell research believe that the use of adult stem cells holds promise of widespread applications, especially in the area of orthopaedics. Pippa Wysong of Medscape sat with Thomas A. Einhorn, MD, to discuss his research on stem cell therapy as it may be applied to the repair and regeneration of bone and cartilage. Dr. Einhorn is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biochemistry, and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

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BioMedSearch Orthopedic Techniques

BioMedSearch is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications not found anywhere else for free, making it the most comprehensive free search on the web.
Citations have been "clustered" according to subject to help reduce the number of citations which may be returned.

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Global-HELP

Global-HELP (Health Education using Low-cost Publications) provides free health-care texts for developing countries, and is devoted to making medical knowledge accessible worldwide. By using a network of donors, authors, producers, health-care workers, and volunteers, our publications can be made available without charge.
All publications are free to download in PDF format.

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Health on the Net Code - Ethics and Policy

HON Code of Conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites
1. Authoritative Indicate the qualifications of the authors
Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organisation.
2. Complementarity Information should support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
3. Privacy Respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal data submitted to the site by the visitor
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including their identity, is respected by this Web site. The Web site owners undertake to honour or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Web site and mirror sites are located.
4. Attribution Cite the source(s) of published information, date and medical and health pages
Where appropriate, information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. The date when a clinical page was last modified will be clearly displayed (e.g. at the bottom of the page).
5. Justifiability Site must back up claims relating to benefits and performance Any claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the manner outlined above in Principle 4.
6. Transparency Accessible presentation, accurate email contact
The designers of this Web site will seek to provide information in the clearest possible manner and provide contact addresses for visitors that seek further information or support. The Webmaster will display his/her E-mail address clearly throughout the Web site.
7. Financial disclosure Identify funding sources
Support for this Web site will be clearly identified, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organisations that have contributed funding, services or material for the site.
8. Advertising policy Clearly distinguish advertising from editorial content

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NewsCast Australian Casting Technicians

We will endeavour to provide articles that create interest and debate. Robert and I have both been editors of cast related magazines. With a combined experience of more than 30 years in casting, we felt that a website should be the next progression in assisting health professionals with cast/splint related information.

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Orthofracs

A free nonprofit educational resource for surgeons, patients and those preparing for the Australian FRACS Orthopaedic Examination

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PubMed

Internet interface to the National Library of Medicine's Medline Database. Citations of over 100 orthopaedic journals with a sophisticated search engine.

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The Bone School

An online orthopaedic textbook. Designed for orthopaedic trainees and other interested parties. Covers all topic for fellowship examination. Based in Australia

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Edwin Smith Papyrus

Archive Copy: Transcription of the oldest medical text in existence

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Glossaries (Scoliolis Research Society)

Links to 3 glossaries: spinal terms, biomechanics, and 3-D terminology

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