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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Address:

6300 N. River Road

Rosemont, IL 60018-4262

Phone:

1-847-823-7186

Description of services provided:

This site has a number of fact sheets about orthopedic conditions and treatments. Many educational materials, ranging from abstracts to full text journal articles, are available. You can get information on meetings, conferences, and research initiatives. You can go online here to find an orthopedic surgeon near you.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Address:

1 AMS Circle

Bethesda, MD 20892-3675

Phone:

1-301-495-4484

Internet Address:

http://www.niams.nih.gov

Description of services provided:

This website offers detailed information about scoliosis, as well as information about a variety of arthritis and rheumatic diseases and skin and muscle disorders. Also included are news releases, recent research findings, information on research initiatives, and studies that are accepting patients.

Scoliosis Research Society

Address:

555 E. Wells St., Suite 1100

Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823

Phone:

1-414-289-9107

Internet Address:

http://www.srs.org

Description of services provided:

This site contains educational material with excellent graphics, pictures, and x-ray examples to explain how scoliosis affects the spine. Information on research on scoliosis, newsletters, conference information, and a search engine to locate an orthopedic surgeon in your community are available here.

Last reviewed September 2012 by Brian Randall

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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