OrthoInfo was created to support orthopaedic surgeons in their discussions with patients by providing trustworthy and nonbiased online educational resources. Using OrthoInfo, doctors and other healthcare providers can share images, articles, and videos on various topics — from arthritis and sports injuries, to preparing patients for surgery, pain management, and recovery — from a mobile phone or tablet. Checklists help patients talk to their doctors about their medications, their existing medical conditions, and other factors that can impact the success of their surgery.

Staff can also email links or direct patients and caregivers to our OrthoInfo website for more information or to the TSAOG YouTube video playlist

All OrthoInfo articles and resources are developed by orthopaedic surgeons who are experts in their fields. The editorial team at AAOS then works to make more complex medical information easier to read and understand. All articles and resources are reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons on a regular basis to ensure that the information presented is up-to-date.

Please note that the unbiased, reliable information provided on OrthoInfo is not intended to serve as medical advice. This information is provided as an educational service. If you are seeking specific musculoskeletal advice or assistance, please consult with your orthopaedic surgeon. If you need an orthopaedic surgeon, you can search for one in your area by using the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ "Find an Orthopaedist" tool. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein. 

Updated within the last year