10 trendy apps for orthopedic surgeons

Written by Laura Dyrda | September 18, 2014 | Print  |


Here are 10 apps orthopedic surgeons are talking about — from clinical information to study abstracts and even professional conference events.


Insights Orthopedics — This app aggregates orthopedic journal and news items with personalized information. TopOrthoApps describes it as a "flipboard for orthopedic surgery" and allows surgeons to quickly scroll through information and navigate links to the most interesting articles and coverage.


OrthoEvent — This app includes information about orthopedic conferences around the world with registration and abstract submission information. Users can also use the app to schedule conferences and track CME credit. The app includes information on conference by subspecialty as well as overall orthopedic conferences.


Acta Orthopaedica — While its design leaves something to be desired, this app is carried by the "cool" factor. Acta Orthopaedica allows users to brows the entire Acta journal collection — even journals dating back to 1930 — and download PDFs of all articles at no extra cost.


Ortho Traumapedia — This app organizes dislocations or fractures and gives users facts, images and classification in easy-to-digest formatting. The app also includes treatment information.


AAOS Code X-Lite — American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons developed this app to help surgeons identify CPT codes. The app includes information on CPT codes by code and body systems, sites and procedures.


Bonefeed — This app aggregates peer-reviewed journal articles and has an easy interface for orthopedic surgeons to navigate for the most interesting articles to them. The app also allows users to comment on articles and share their favorites.


Google Translate — This app comes in handy for orthopedic surgeons treating patients who don't speak English, or aren't familiar with medical terms in English. The app allows users to speak into the phone and coverts their speech into text for more than 40 languages. It can also speak the language to the patient in many cases.


AO Surgery Reference — This app includes an anatomical design guide for orthopedic surgeons to prepare for surgery after diagnosing fractures. The app includes an X-ray of possible fractures and operating options. The app also shows skills required for the procedure.


Orca Health apps — Orca Health includes several orthopedic-specific apps designed for patient education. They are highly lauded for their interactive animation, video clips and text descriptions of orthopedic conditions and allow patients to search for nearby medical providers.


MedCalc — Orthopedic surgeons will find MedCalc useful to make conversions, including the opioid conversion tool, dermatome distribution map and ISS calculation. The app also includes an iPad version with a full-size HD version and more resources.


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