Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system -- which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves -- allows you to move, work, and be active.
At OrthoInfo, we strive to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. You'll find hundreds of resources here to help you learn more about your condition or a specific treatment -- all developed by the experts from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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Welcome to OrthoInfo, the patient education site of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
We’ve redesigned our site with modern graphics, easier navigation, and a faster search engine. With a simple click or tap you can access over 500 articles, videos and animations – all written and reviewed by leading orthopaedic surgeons.
We have orthopaedic news as well as information on topics such as fractures, sports injuries, joint replacement, and more. All articles are well illustrated and many are available in Spanish and Portuguese.
Whether you are on a desktop computer, mobile device, or smart TV, OrthoInfo can help you find your best health.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions and treatments.
What is orthopaedics?
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system -- which includes your bones, joints, muscles, and nerves -- allows you to move, work, and be active.
What is the most meaningful milestone for an orthopaedic patient? It is the point in time when a patient who has lost the ability to do something because of an orthopaedic condition can do the act again thanks to orthopaedic care.