June 2016

AAOS releases patient education apps

By Emily Delzell

The Rosemont, IL-based American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in June introduced 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 understand their diagnosis and treatment options. Currently, the apps, codeveloped by the AAOS and Fort Collins, CO-based Visual Health Solutions, cover total knee replacement, total hip replacement, and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and can be loaded onto exam room desktops or iPads.

Practitioners can also add customized content to practice websites. AAOS is trialing the apps for free until June 30.

Go to aaos.org/patientapps to learn more. 

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