June 2002 Bulletin

AAOS patient education Web site growing in use

By Nancy Fehr

In spring 2002, the AAOS Patient Education Web site, Your Orthopaedic Connection (http://orthoinfo. aaos.org), reached multiple notable milestones.

"Rx" notepads for patient education

New AAOS "Rx for patient education" notepads are helping AAOS members recommend easy-to-read, medically accurate patient education articles on Your Orthopaedic Connection to their patients.

Orthopaedic surgeons are giving the "Rx for patient education" prescription pads to patients, colleagues and referring physicians. And, so far, member response to the "Rx" notepads is overwhelmingly positive. A sample of comments received:

Nancy Fehr is a staff writer in the communications department with responsibility for developing content and promoting Your Orthopaedic Connection.

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