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American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

The goal of this scientific and educational association of orthopedists and neurosurgeons is to improve the quality of care and directions for patients in the fields of orthopaedics and neurosurgery. The American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons (AANOS) sets high standards for training, credentialing and surgical education and for the practice of orthopaedics and neurosurgery by teaching through the Journal of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery. AANOS also hosts meetings and workshops throughout the year for practitioners in the field.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The AAOS provides continuing education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy tracks socioeconomic and legislative measures affecting the quality, availability, and utilization of orthopaedic health care; and represents the interests of its members and their patients to government agencies. Services to the general public include public education programs addressing issues ranging from the effectiveness of safety belts to the prevention of lower back pain.

Review Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011

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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) provides a scientific outlet for presentation and publication of new ideas; an opportunity for physician to meet and exchange ideas regarding research, clinical problems, proposals for future progress in sports medicine and a high level publication controlled by the Society. AOSSM members are physicians and allied health professionals who demonstrate scientific leadership, involvement and dedication in the daily practice of sports medicine.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2011

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Disabled Sports USA

A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. DS/USA's national office provides technical assistance to its local chapters and other recreation programs so they can better serve the disabled population in their communities. The organization has a nationwide network of community-based chapters. DS/USA conducts an annual “The Hartford Ski Spectacular” in Breckenridge, CO, the largest winter sports event for physically disabled people in the U.S. and “The International Challenge Track and Field” event.

Review Date: Monday, October 05, 2015

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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals is a network of 22 pediatric speciality hospitals that provide free orthopaedic and burn care to children under the age of eighteen. There are 18 orthopaedic Shriners Hospitals, three Shriners Hospitals dedicated to treating children with burns and one Shriners Hospital that provide burn and spinal cord injury care. The Hospitals accept neither government funds nor insurance monies; all care is paid for entirely by Shriners Hospitals. Shriners hospitals serve as a valuable resource for families whose children need specialized expert care but who cannot afford it.

Review Date: Sunday, March 20, 2011

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University Healthcare Hospitals and Clinics

University Healthcare and the University of Utah offer numerous patient education resources in both English and Spanish to patients and their families.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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