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June 01, 2016

New Tool Helps Orthopaedic Surgeons Enhance Patient Understanding of Orthopaedic Conditions and Treatments

 Free trial available through June 30

Rosemont, Ill. (June 1, 2016) —The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recently introduced new apps that help physicians explain musculoskeletal problems and procedures to patients. The Guide to Orthopaedic Surgery apps feature easy-to-use visual tools to help patients better understand their diagnosis and treatment options.  Currently, the apps cover total knee replacement, total hip replacement and ACL reconstruction and can be loaded onto exam room desktops or used on iPads.

“Rich illustrations, 3-D rotatable models, animations and video help our patients become more involved in their care,” said Joel Mayerson, MD, chair of the AAOS Patient Education Committee. “These apps allow surgeons to create customized user-friendly preoperative teaching aids for our patients, which can help in their treatment process.”

Co-developed by AAOS and Visual Health Solutions, these Patient Education apps feature high-quality, expert content and are available for use on Mac/PC Desktops, as well as iPads. The apps provide endless possibilities to create custom educational and informational products for patients, and may be set-up with certain EMRs to support meaningful use requirements. Customized content can also be added to your practice website.

To learn more about the available apps, visit www.aaos.org/patientapps.
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About AAOS
With more than 40,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues. 

Visit AAOS at:
Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.
ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.
Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions. Facebook.com/AAOS1
Twitter.com/AAOS1
Contact(s):
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phone: 847-384-4035
Lauren Pearson Riley
phone: 847-384-4031
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