AAOS Bulletin - February, 2005

Grants recognize OKO’s excellence

Orthopaedic Knowledge Online (OKO), the Academy’s clinical education Web site, has received two long-term unrestricted educational grants in support of the further development of this member and resident benefit.

As a sponsor of OKO since 2004, Smith & Nephew has extended its ongoing support through 2009. An unrestricted educational grant from Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics and Smith & Nephew Endoscopy will be used to further develop the content and features offered on OKO in the areas of Trauma, Adult Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, and Foot and Ankle.

In addition, Pfizer has provided an unrestricted educational grant through 2008 to support the development of a pain management site. This site will reflect the current standards of practice for orthopaedic surgeons and other medical professionals in the management of pain and painful conditions.

From its inception, OKO was intended to be a just-in-time educational resource for orthopaedic surgeons and residents who were looking for a reliable, accurate online source of information about specific clinical topics. Since January 2002, OKO has grown to become a publisher of original educational content and online continuing medical education (CME), as well as a portal to the multiple educational opportunities available through the AAOS.

If you haven’t visited OKO recently, now’s the time to do so. OKO has more than 50 topics and six CME modules. Recently added topics include trochanteric proximal femur fractures and distal forearm fractures. Topics are organized within the subspecialties of orthopaedic practice and include pathophysiology, diagnosis, management options and surgical techniques. CME modules on OKO include scaphoid nonunion, distal tibial fractures and spinal cord injuries. Visit the site at http://www.aaos.org/oko

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