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About this information
The information available from the links below is reliable, easy-to-read (plain English) and, in some cases, easily avaialble for print. This information is recommended by the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Orthoinfo, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons page for patients, is here. Their information is notated (AAOS).
Orthoanswer, a web site developed for patients by a fellow Australian orthopaedic surgeon, is here. Their information is notated (Au)
NHS Choice, the website of the National Health Service in the UK, is here. Their information is notated (NHS).
To use this page
Look for the topic you would like information on.
The subjects underneath are all sorted alphabetically.
A-L are in the left column, M-X are in the right column.
Click in the link
For example - for hip arthritis, scroll down to the "H" section, find "hip arthritis", and click on the link.
Alternatively use the "search" or "find" feature in your browser to locate the word or phrase you are looking for on this page.
The default/usual keys to press to find things in most web browser is Ctrl+F.
Any/all patients being considered for surgery will be shown this information as part of their "informed consent" process.