Deteriorating health can be extremely stressful, especially when it may be causing pain or reduced mobility. At Bacterin, we highly encourage patient education. Take some time to learn about your condition so you are better poised to ask your physician questions to give yourself the most confidence selecting an available treatment option. While the internet can be a wealth of good information to educate yourself on the anatomy and what may be occurring inside your body, please do not self medicate and do seek advisement from a surgeon you trust.
Below are some excellent online sites designed to help educate patients on anatomy, conditions, and possible treatment options; many with text, images, and video.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Patient Education Library
This site provides a broad range of information including safety, staying healthy, anatomy, potential conditions, and possible treatments.
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Resources
This site also provides a menu of online resources broken down by areas of the body: Foot/Leg, Knee, Hip, Spine.
Spine is the core of the musculoskeletal system and movement. As many of our products directly correlate with spinal procedures and applications, below are a couple of excellent resources for learning all about the spine:
If you would like to learn more, feel free to visit the websites of the below list of affiliated organizations that Bacterin supports:
|American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons||AAOS||www.aaos.org||General orthopedics|
|American Association of Neurological Surgeons||AANS||www.aans.org||Neurosurgery|
|American Association of Tissue Banks||AATB||www.aatb.org||Tissue Banks|
|American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons||ACFAS||www.acfas.org||Foot/Ankle|
|American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society||AOFAS||www.aofas.org||Foot/Ankle|
|American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine||AOSSM||www.sportsmed.org||Sports medicine|
|American Society for Surgery of the Hand||ASSH||www.assh.org||Hand/Wrist|
|American Society of Plastic Surgeons||ASPS||www.plasticsurgery.org||Plastic Surgery|
|Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology||APIC||www.apic.org||Infection Control|
|Cervical Spine Research Society||CSRS||www.csrs.org||Spine Surgery|
|Congress of Neurological Surgeons||CNS||www.cns.org||Neurosurgery|
|International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery||ISAPS||www.isaps.org||Plastic Surgery|
|North American Spine Society||NASS||www.spine.org||Spine Surgery|
|Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery||SMISS||www.smiss.org||Spine Surgery|
|Western Podiatric Medical Congress||WPMC||www.thewestern.org||Foot/Ankle|
|World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies||WFNS||www.wfns.org||Neurosurgery|