|American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS)|
|6300 North River Road|
|Phone: ||1-800-346-AAOS (1-800-346-2267)|
|Fax: ||(847) 823-8125|
|Web Address: ||www.aaos.org|
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides information and education to raise the public's awareness of musculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on preventive measures. The AAOS Web site contains information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, and wellness and exercise.
|American Physical TherapyAssociation|
|1111 North Fairfax Street|
|Phone: ||1-800-999-APTA (1-800-999-2782)|
|Fax: ||(703) 684-7343|
|TDD: ||(703) 683-6748|
|Web Address: ||www.apta.org|
The American Physical Therapy Association is a national organization representing nearly 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapist education, practice, and research. The APTA also provides information and education to the public about physical therapy and how it is used to treat certain conditions.
|National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal andSkin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health |
|1 AMS Circle|
|Phone: ||1-877-22-NIAMS (1-877-226-4267) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(301) 718-6366|
|TDD: ||(301) 565-2966|
|Web Address: ||www.niams.nih.gov|
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is a governmental institute that serves the public and health professionals by providing information, locating other information sources, and participating in a national federal database of health information. NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and supports the training of scientists to carry out this research.
The NIAMS Web site provides health information referrals to the NIAMS Clearinghouse, which has information packages about diseases.
|North American Spine Society|
|7075 Veterans Boulevard|
|Burr Ridge, IL 60527|
|Phone: ||(630) 230-3600|
|Fax: ||(630) 230-3700|
|Web Address: ||www.spine.org|
The North American Spine Society (NASS) has a patient education Web site http://KnowYourBack.org. This Web site includes information on the cause, treatment, and prevention of neck and back problems. This information includes references and brochures to help patients make health decisions. NASS promotes education, research, and advocacy for spine care. NASS members include spine care professionals such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physical therapists, and researchers.
|820 Jorie Boulevard|
|Oak Brook, IL 60523-2251|
|Web Address: ||www.radiologyinfo.org|
RadiologyInfo is a joint project of the American College of Radiology and The Radiological Society of North America. The Web site is designed to answer consumer questions about radiology procedures and therapies. RadiologyInfo has information on X-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and other procedures. The information includes how they are used for diagnosis and treatment, how to prepare for the procedures, and what a patient may experience.