OrthoInfo.org, the trusted consumer website on bone and joint health, launched a new design that is easier to navigate, access and view, stated the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
OrthoInfo, which receives approximately 42 million page visits each year, provides more than 525 consumer articles, videos and interactive learning modules on symptoms, causes and treatment options for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. The website offers new illustrations and multi-media resources, is more optimally organized — by body part and popular topics — and the responsive mobile design makes viewing on a phone or table more convenient than ever.
“The new OrthoInfo empowers patients by helping them to better understand their conditions, find answers to questions and prepare for surgical procedures — anytime, anywhere,” said AAOS President William J. Maloney, MD. “In addition, OrthoInfo is an important in-office resource and tool for our orthopaedic surgeon members, reflecting the Academy’s commitment to providing optimal patient care.”
“Our goal is to provide clear and accurate orthopaedic information in a way that patients, families and caregivers can easily understand,” said OrthoInfo Editor-in-Chief Stuart J. Fischer, MD. “We have added new illustrations, animations and videos to supplement the articles. The new responsive design will allow viewers to access orthopaedic information on many platforms — desktop, mobile, table and smart TV.”
At OrthoInfo.org, visitors can:
- Enlarge X-rays, images, illustrations and photographs.
- Share content and resources via email or social media.
- Easily search for and access related articles, patient stories and other multimedia resources, providing visitors with a complete picture of their musculoskeletal condition, treatment and/or recovery.
For orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurses and other health care staff, OrthoInfo is a valuable tool in aiding and enhancing patient care. The site offers images, articles and learning modules on a variety of topics — from arthritis and sports injuries, to preparing for surgery, pain management and recovery — that can be viewed on a laptop, phone or tablet during the office visit. Staff also can email specific OrthoInfo links, or direct patients and caregivers to the website, for more information.
All OrthoInfo articles and resources are rigorously reviewed by orthopaedic surgeon experts, ensuring that content is accurate and reflective of the latest orthopaedic research, and treatment and care standards. Many of the articles and resources are available in Spanish and Portuguese.