The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The AAOS provides continuing education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy tracks socioeconomic and legislative measures affecting the quality, availability, and utilization of orthopaedic health care; and represents the interests of its members and their patients to government agencies. Services to the general public include public education programs addressing issues ranging from the effectiveness of safety belts to the prevention of lower back pain.
AAOS publishes brochures and fact sheets on a wide variety of orthopaedic topics, conditions, and treatments.
Publications may be viewed and downloaded at: http://orthoportal.aaos.org/patient/default.aspx
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