November 2000 AAOS Report
Fact sheets for patients available on AAOS consumer web site
"Getting the Most Out of a Visit with Your Doctor" is one of the new fact sheets in the AAOS public/patient education web site, Your Orthopaedic Connection (orthoinfo.aaos.org). The checklist tells the patient what to do before going to the orthopaedic surgeon's office, questions to ask during the meeting and what to do when arriving back home. There's also a section on questions to ask at the visit or later if the doctor recommends surgery. The fact sheet can be found in the "About Orthopaedics" section, which is under General Information in the lower right side of Your Orthopaedic Connection. There are more than 200 fact sheets, brochures and booklets on the web site.