Patient Education

orthopaedic procedures

Learn more about common orthopaedic procedures with our educational animations.

Informational Web Sites


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ®

This link is to the patient information section of the AAOS website entitled, "Your Orthopaedic Connection." This site is an excellent comprehensive resource for everything from general information on orthopaedics, specific injuries and conditions, news of interest, and other information relative to the health of your bones and joints. This great resource should be your first step in researching your specific orthopaedic interest.

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Spine Universe

Spine Universe is an extremely well organized website on the back and neck. The site is a comprehensive resource for all aspects of spine health. Spine Universe contains information on specific spinal conditions, spine surgery, non-surgical treatments, ergonomics, spine wellness, pain management, new technology and more. 


The Arthritis Foundation

This website is an excellent comprehensive resource for patients with arthritic conditions. Among the vast resources of this site is information on the local offices which offer classes, support groups and special programs. 


Methodist Medical Center

This is the website for Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.  This site may be useful to referred patients for hospital information regarding surgery or outpatient procedures.  The site also contains other hospital/medical information and links. VISIT WEBSITE

Shockwave Therapy

This link contains information regarding Shockwave Therapy, the non-invasive procedure for plantar fasciitis (chronic heel pain) and epicondylitis (tennis elbow). 



This site is the home of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Company which contains information about the prescription anti-inflammatory medications, Bextra and Celebrex. The site also contains health resources and links of interest to orthopaedic patients. 


Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online is an excellent resource for learning more about your lab testing. The site is maintained by lab professionals and presented in an easy to understand format. The site is peer-reviewed and non-commercial. 



This link is to the Condition Center of WebMD. WebMD is a comprehensive medical information resource. This is probably the most well known health care site on the web.