Browsing articles from "December, 2014"

Xrays in MPS

Dec 23, 2014   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinical, Free, iPad Apps, Patients, Recent Reviews, Reference, Residents, Students  // 

Information about xray findings in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis

Overall: 3
Functionality: 3
Coolness: 2

This app is developed by BioMarin and includes basic information about skeletal dysplasia in mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS).   The information tabs include general disease information, basic science, and images of hips, spine, shoulders, hand, and other bone deformities in the disease.

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Hand.MD

Dec 23, 2014   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Business, Clinical, Free, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Patients, Recent Reviews, Upper  // 

A personal practice app for Dr. Orrin Franko with patient information, videos, and peri-operative as well as post-operative rehabilitation education.

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 4

This personal practice app is a full-featured patient portal for Dr. Orrin Franko. Powered by CARE, the app provides a personalized website and personalized physical therapy/rehabilitation protocols for patients.   The app is incredibly comprehensive by providing information to patients about their surgery, their surgeon, and lists the exercises they should be performing week-by-week after surgery with complete video demonstrations.  Pre- and post-operative information is available to patients, and the post-operative physical therapy protocol is clearly organized for patients to reference either at home or at the gym.  The user interface is intuitive and visually appealing. Overall, the application has been well implemented and would be a great benefit to any patients of Dr. Franko.

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TOA – Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

Dec 23, 2014   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Business, Clinical, Free, General Ortho, iPhone Apps, Patients  // 

A personal practice app for the Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance.

Overall: 4
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 4

This is a personal practice app for the Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance.  The user interface is refined and intuitive, and the current features include requesting an appointment, calling the office, linking to the TOA website,  a patient portal, and inbox/message functionality.  The features all appear to work as expected without any significant issues.

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JBJS Journals

Dec 23, 2014   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, Journals/Books, Recent Reviews, Reference, Residents, Students, Subscription, Top  // 

Tablet access to all four JBJS titles.

Overall: 4
Functionality: 3+
Coolness: 3+

One of the leading orthopaedic journals, JBJS, has released a fully-functional app for searching and reading content from their four journals: The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, JBJS Reviews, JBJS Case Connector, and JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques. The app includes the functionality that would be expected of any comparable journal app: the ability to select articles, view full-text or PDF versions, search for articles or search within articles for terms, select favorites, and share articles with colleagues.  A nice feature includes the option to “Open in…” another program, allowing for easy download and transfer of PDFs into a personal archiving system or into an annotation app for future review.  The app is simple and easy to navigate without many bells and whistles.  The version I reviewed only has the current journal editions available, but hopefully archive data will be available in future.

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AOTrauma Orthogeriatrics

Dec 23, 2014   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Android Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Lower, Recent Reviews, Reference, Residents, Students, Top, Trauma  // 

Educational tools for the care of older adults with fractures.

Overall: 4
Functionality: 4+
Coolness: 3+

AOTrauma releases another high-quality app to assist in the management of fracture patients, this time with a focus on geriatric patients.  Not surprisingly, the app’s interface is smooth and intuitive, separated into 4 categories: osteoporosis, delirium, anticoagulation, and pain management.  Each section is organized as a drill-down series of questions to help guide the treatment for these patients based on current literature. At every step, “background information” can be selected to see the evidence guiding each decision.  The app is simple, useful, and achieves the stated goals of helping surgeons manage common co-morbidities in elderly fracture patients.

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Insights Orthopedics

Orthopaedic journal and news aggregator with personalized information.

Overall: 5
Functionality: 5+
Coolness: 5

 

Insights Orthopedics is a comprehensive and visually stunning news and research aggregator for orthopedics.  With a recent redesign in October 2014, their interface has become even more streamlined and visually appealing. Using their specialized search engine, the app collects orthopaedic journals, videos, full-text articles, news, podcasts, images, clinical trials, and association information and presents it in a clear and functional format.  The app looks and feels like the “flipboard for orthopaedic surgery.” The initial landing page presents the various modules, including journal clubs from various institutions, leading journal articles, videos, upcoming events, bookmarks, and industry.  A simple swipe of the keyboard quickly scrolls through the various articles and videos permitting continued browsing of abstracts.  With the new features, thousands of institutional library subscriptions have been adding, permitting full access to the article for users.  The intuitive user interface includes the ability to bookmark resources for off-line browsing or share links via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email, and SMS.  One of the apps most versatile features is the Aggregator function, which works as a search and includes many pre-populated key terms as well as the ability to type in your own words.

Overall, this app has the look and feel of a “top app” with a number of useful features for any orthopaedic surgeon or trainee.

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