Google is a powerful reference tool.  You can “Google” anything.  However, beware of information gathered on the Internet.  Always have a skeptical attitude about anything you read on the Internet.  In general, “peer reviewed” orthopedic material, such as that published in scientific journals, has stood the test of scrutiny by other orthopedists tasked with ensuring objectivity.

I recommend the following sites:

    Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

    General information by body site AAOS

    Web MD

By topic:




    Joint replacement

    Knee replacement- Crouse Hospital

    Sprains and strains

    Young athlete

By region:

    Hand problems

    Low back pain

    Shoulder Pain

Sports medicine links:

American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Patient Info Site

(These sites offer excellent general patient educational information on numerous orthopedic subjects, physician search assistance, and preventative medicine and safety information.)