Patient Education Links
Other Patient Information written by Dr. Nelson
- Instructions before Surgery
- Instructions after Surgery
- Post-operative Pain Management
- Post-Operative Considerations
- Choosing a Doctor
- Managed Care & Financial Incentives: Hard Facts for Patients
- Improving Patient Care
Other Patient Information Available On-Line
I would recommend that you first try these sites, as they have been written by my professional organizations (I am on the Internet Committees for all of these):
Another great site is OWL, which is associated with the Internet Society for Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma (ISOST), a nonprofit group of orthopedic surgeons. I am on the Board of Directors. This is a collection of patient education sites that have been reviewed for quality by Myles Clough, MD, the 2000-2002 president of ISOST. OWL (Orthopedic Web Links)
Other Interesting Medical Information
Merck Manual: Seventeenth Edition is an on-line medical textbook, useful for non-orthopedic conditions (ie, it is a medical text, not a surgical text).
If you are interested in looking up a disease or diagnosis by the codes that are used in medical record keeping and billing, you can find them at International Classification of Diseases-9.
California Patient's Guide: an on-line guide to patients' rights.
Lyme Disease: this site is by the California Department of Health Services.