Patient Education

Patient Education

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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.

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:


Organization Acronym Website Industry/Specialty
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS General orthopedics
American Association of Neurological Surgeons AANS Neurosurgery
American Association of Tissue Banks AATB Tissue Banks
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons ACFAS Foot/Ankle
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society AOFAS Foot/Ankle
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine AOSSM Sports medicine
American Society for Surgery of the Hand ASSH Hand/Wrist
American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS Plastic Surgery
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC Infection Control
Cervical Spine Research Society CSRS Spine Surgery
Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS Neurosurgery
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ISAPS Plastic Surgery
North American Spine Society NASS Spine Surgery
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery SMISS Spine Surgery
Western Podiatric Medical Congress WPMC Foot/Ankle
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies WFNS Neurosurgery