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AAOS Access

Complete video content from the AAOS

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 4

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has now created a mobile app portal for access to an entire library of AAOS video content.  The AAOS Access app includes the ability to view, download, and save videos from the Orthopaedic Video Theater, previously only found on the AAOS website.  The user interface is easy to navigate, with a navigation tab on the left providing shortcuts to featured videos, special collections, or specific topics.  Videos can be downloaded for viewing, or streamed directly on the device.  Video and audio content is very good, and can be watched in full screen mode.   The current collection (March 2015) includes 414 videos, an impressive collection, and certainly more will be added in the future.  Additional features include a search function as well as a bookmark tool for easily accessing favorites.

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ASSH HandCare

Mar 23, 2015   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, iPad Apps, Patients, Recent Reviews, Top, Upper  // 

Patient handouts for upper extremity conditions made by the ASSH.

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 4

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is one of the first orthopaedic specialty societies to take a pro-active role in tablet-based patient education with release of HandCare.  The app is free, simple to understand, and easy to use.  The library of documents covers 60 of the most popular topics treated by upper extremity surgeons.  Each hand out is 1 page and includes a combination of images and text explaining cause, diagnosis, and treatment for each pathology or procedure.  The handouts are very clear and well written.  In addition, basic annotation tools including highlighting, underlining, strike-out, comments, and free-writing are provided allowing the surgeon to modify or customize these as needed, and then save a custom version as a bookmark for future access.  Once a document is selected, it can be easily shared via email as a PDF.  The app even includes 5 “anatomy templates” for sketching/teaching from a model of a hand or upper extremity muscles or bones.  Overall, a very useful app that should be duplicated by other orthopaedic specialty societies.

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