hallway 2The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: A thorough website for information on all types of orthopaedic problems.

Click on the “Patient/Public information” tab at the top of the screen. This will bring up a list of categories for you to browse through.

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: The most comprehensive website focusing on both adult and pediatric foot and ankle problems.

You can browse through topics and subtopics of foot and ankle symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments. Look under “The Foot Center” tab on the home page, for a glossary of common foot/ankle terms.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: A high-quality website that is user-friendly, covering a broad range of orthopaedic and skin disease topics.

Either type a topic into the search box, or scroll through the alphabetically-listed disease topics. A website that includes recent orthopaedic related journal articles, geared toward a medical mind. A website of pediatric orthopaedic and sports medicine topics.

Click on the “Orthopaedic topics” tab on the home page, and browse the different topic listings. An excellent resource for all types of health conditions, including orthopaedic ones.

Click on a topic from the list of conditions on the home page.  The bonus with this website is that there is a “symptom checker” option, which allows you to input your symptoms, and then asks you questions, to help determine the most likely diagnosis.

These other medical websites may also be helpful. These sites include orthopaedic diseases and ailments.