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Orthopaedic Information: How to Find It Fast on the Internet
J. Sybil Biermann, MD1; Gregory J. Golladay, MD2; J.F. Myles Clough, MD3; Steven R. Schelkun, MD4; A. Herbert Alexander, MD5
1 Cancer and Geriatric Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Room 7304, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0946
2 1111 Leffingwell, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail address: ggolladay@oagr.com
3 303-321 Nicola, Kamloops, BC V2C 6G6, Canada. E-mail address: mylesclough@shaw.ca
4 800 Pomona Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118-2340. E-mail address: SRSMD@aol.com
5 Alexander Orthopaedics, 100 Hospital Drive, Suite 100, P.O. Box 6997, Ketchum, ID 83340-6997
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An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research for or preparation of this manuscript. One or more of the authors received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Orthopaedic Web Links [OWL], Inc.). No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Printed with permission of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This article, as well as other lectures presented at the Academy's Annual Meeting, will be available in February 2007 in Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 56. The complete volume can be ordered online at www.aaos.org, or by calling 800-626-6726 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Central time).

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 May 01;88(5):1134-1140
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The Internet is a rapidly expanding source of information that has gained a valued place in the knowledge armamentarium of the orthopaedic surgeon. Access to current knowledge, published literature, and a vast array of academic, federal, and commercial information has changed the information landscape for both orthopaedic surgeons and their patients.This article presents highlights of readily available information for orthopaedic surgeons to use for continuing medical education, literature updates, patient education materials, and presentations. We present multiple techniques for accessing and organizing orthopaedic information as well as for identifying and utilizing specific, high-quality, frequently updated Internet sources of information.
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