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AOFAS

Dec 5, 2015   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinicians, Free, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Lower, News, Recent Reviews  // 

Mobile app for the American Orthopedic Food and Ankle Society

Overall: 2
Functionality: 2
Coolness: 2

AOFAS has published an app for the Foot and Ankle Society.  The app is simple and intuitive.  One limitation is the slow loading time – apparently allowing the app to download content when it opens.  On my review, this significantly limited my ability to review content (took about 3 minutes to load). Once loaded, I had access to annual meeting content (with log-in), information about the foundation, links to web resources, and various publications.  The app is easy to use and provides useful general information from a reliable source.  The biggest limitation is the lack of actual content.  For example, I could not read any publications or view posters without a log in for the annual meeting.  However, for AOFAS members, there is information about various courses and scholarship programs.

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My Academy

AAOS Academy Meeting 2015 

Overall: 5
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 5

 

My Academy is the AAOS 2015 official academy meeting app. My Academy is meant to help academy members and vendors navigate the Academy meeting. This app is a dramatic upgrade from prior academy meeting apps. I can honestly say the AAOS did it right this time. The app has features that allow you to easily search lectures and vendors, find out when and where they are and point you in the right direction with a map. The interface is friendly and easy to use. The messaging features and auto-reminders help you manage your time. The app is free with registration and will be a must have at the next Academy meeting.

 

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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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AO Davos Courses 2012

Aug 31, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, News, Products, Trauma  // 

A basic information about the AO Davos Courses in 2012

Overall: 3
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 2

This simple and lightweight app includes basic information about the AO courses in Davos for 2012.  It includes an overview of the courses, information about clinical divisions, and general information about the AO.

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Orthopedics Today Healio

Mobile Access to the Orthopaedics Today Magazine

Overall: 3+
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 3

This is a good mobile version of the Orthopaedics Today. The app updates with the latest and most recent articles within different topics of orthopaedics daily. While this app lacks a search option and the ability to find to find old articles, it does allows you to star favorite articles and is trying to build a video library of expert talks in the field.

Overall a good app for a useful magazine.

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OrthoMind

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Business, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, News, Residents, Top  // 

Mobile access to OrthoMind.com, professional management for orthopaedic surgeons.

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 3

The orthopaedic practice management site www.OrthoMind.com has released an app for mobile access to posts and messages.  The app replicates many of the most popular features of the website: Clinical Posts, Business Posts, and Messages.  This includes the ability to post new messages with photos included.  The posts are viewed in the standard fashion, and I experienced no delays accessing content or viewing comments.  This is a perfect adjunct to the website for registered users.

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Orthopaedics Today Europe

May 4, 2013   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Business, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Journals/Books, News, Residents  // 

Mobile access to the Orthopaedics Today Europe magazine.

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 3

This app is a very good mobile version of the Orthopaedics Today Europe magazine.  The app includes full access to new and old issues, including options to download the document to the device or view online.  There are nice features such as a robust search option, as well as ways to share the content via email.  Overall, a very good mobile adaptation of a useful magazine.

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Top Ortho “App”

Download the www.TopOrthoApps.com iPhone app!  You’re already on the website, why not have on-the-go access direct from your iPhone?  This app has all of the best Top Ortho App lists that you’re used to: Top Apps, Free Apps, iPad Apps, Journals, Sports Apps, and much more!  Full reviews and screenshots are all available for free.

Overall: 5
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 5

This app has all of the best Top Ortho App lists that you’re used to: Top Apps, Free Apps, iPad Apps, Journals, Sports Apps, and much more!  Full reviews and screenshots are all available for free.

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Medscape

Overall: 5
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 4+

 

Medscape is a familiar name among physicians, and their well-designed app extends the functionality of their website into a mobile format.  Using the same login (free), users are provided with headlines based on their selected specialty.  For example, when logged in as “orthopaedics” the headlines include information about metal-on-metal hips, PPI and hip fracture risk, and an article on orthopaedic surgery rates – all headlines link to a full article and include audio or video, if available. The app is then divided into three sections.  The News icon expands upon the headline articles and are specific to your specialty. The Reference icon includes information about drugs, diseases & conditions, procedures, and more. The third icon is Education, includes CME approved articles which can be used to earn CME credit.  The Reference section can be especially useful; articles are incredibly detailed about a broad spectrum of orthopaedic conditions and are written by professionals in the field with references provided.  In addition, the Musculoskeletal Procedures section has an impressive collection of common orthopaedic techniques, such as splinting and joint/tendon injections.  The content of the Medscape app is an expansive collection of free information that would be useful to any provider.  The only challenge is how to find what you’re looking for.  Thankfully, the app has a great search functionality which is both accurate and incredibly fast.  Overall, the app is highly recommended for any provider, and by registering as an orthopaedic surgeon online, the news headlines become even more relevant.

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SportsMed

Nov 1, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Android Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, iPhone Apps, Journals/Books, News, Sports, Top, Under $10, Under $5  // 
Overall: 3
Functionality: 3+
Coolness: 1

SportsMed joins the series of RSS-feed apps to organize sports medicine-related abstracts into a single app.  Like other apps in this series (BoneFeed, BoneCast, HandFeed), the user can personalize which RSS feeds are presented along the home row from a list of feeds included with the app.  For SportsMed, the list includes AJSM, Arthroscopy, Sports Med Arthr, Brit J Sports Med, and a variety of other feeds.  The feeds allow the user to review an abstract, view the full text article directly from the journal website (if you have online access), post comments, or share the paper via Twitter, Facebook, or email.  Overall, this app is a simple and intuitive way to keep up-to-date with the latest sports publications.

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Orthopedics Hyperguide

Nov 1, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPhone Apps, News, Residents, Study/Review  // 
Overall: 3+
Functionality: 3
Coolness: 2

The Orthopedics Hyperguide app is a CME app with a variety of orthopaedic educational resources.  The app includes modules for learning, testing, and review.   The home screen allows the user to search and view videos, podcasts, tutorials, and lectures on various topics. The user can then create quizzes from a large Q-bank of questions. According to the app, there are nearly 4,000 unique questions available.  The module section suggests there are over 300 different educational resources available.  Overall, this app has the potential to be very useful for learning, reviewing, and testing and can potentially provide CME credit as well.

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ASSH 2011

Oct 1, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Clinicians, Free, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, News, Upper  // 

Overall: 4+
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 5

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand has demonstrated they are leading the pack with regards to technological integration in their annual conference.  At the 2011 ASSH meeting they introduced a fully-functional meeting-integrated app that was available (and continues to be) available for free.  The app includes a plethora of resources such as viewing the conference schedule, a personal calendar, program, maps, speakers, presentations, ePosters, share contact information, and search for interesting topics.  Even more impressive was the integration among the different functionalities.  For example, you can select a presentation to attend and the app will remind you the presentation is coming up, will show you on a map where to go, presents you with the abstract and notes for the presentation, and allows you to search for other talks by the same author/presenter.  All of these features are well integrated and make the conference experience much more interactive and interesting.  It is my hope that other specialty societies will notice this app and integrate similar features into their annual meetings.

Cost: Free
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OrthoSuperSite

Sep 28, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPhone Apps, News, Residents  // 

Overall: 3+
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 3

This app is an expansion of www.orthosupersite.com, a website filled with news and articles about orthopaedic surgery and the publishers of the journal “Orthopedics.”  The app is organized in a simplified fashion with headings such as breaking news, multimedia, blogs, from the podium, in the journals, and current issues of their three publications: Orthopedics, Orthopedics Today, and Orthopedics Today Europe.  The user can search for articles, select popular articles to read, and save articles directly to the device for reading later.  Overall, if you already visit orthosupersite.com to read news about orthopedic surgery, this app is a natural expansion of the same content.  However, if this is not a site that you expect to visit, this app has little else to offer.

 Cost: Free
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BoneCast

Sep 26, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Android Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Journals/Books, News, Residents, Top, Under $10, Under $5  // 
Overall: 4
Functionality: 3
Coolness: 4+

From the same makers of Bone Feed and Hand Feed, two apps that present RSS text feeds, this app is the cool older brother than instead summarizes and presents audio feeds (podcasts) and video feesd (vodcasts) from the most popular orthopaedic sources.  This includes JBJS Am, JBJS Br, AOSSM, Brit J Sp Med, HSS Ortho and others.  The app allows you to stream high-quality video and audio directly to your device with a nearly non-existent lag or delay, depending on your internet connection speed.  Functionally, this app is limited by the fact that podcasts usually require you to insert headphones to adequately listen to the presentation; however the fact that you can stream orthopaedic video directly to your device is certainly going to “wow” your colleagues.

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Hand Feed

Sep 26, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Android Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Journals/Books, News, Upper  // 
Overall: 3
Functionality: 3+
Coolness: 1

Similar to its close relatives, BoneFeed and SportsMed, this app is an RSS reader for orthopaedic hand-related publications.  The user can customize the feeds that are presented, including JHS American, JHS European, Hand Clinics, Techniques in Hand, JBJS Br Upper Extremity, HAND, and others.  The feeds allow the user to review an abstract, view the full text article directly from the journal website (if you have online access), post comments, or share the paper via Twitter, Facebook, or email.  Overall, this app is a simple and intuitive way for hand surgeons to keep up-to-date with the latest publications 24-hours a day.

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Epocrates

Sep 26, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Android Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, General Medical, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, News, Reference, Residents, Students, Top, Utilities  // 

Overall: 4
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 2+

Epocrates continues to be the gold-standard for mobile drug-reference applications.  The app provides free medication information including dosing (both adults and pediatrics), interactions, contraindications, as well as a “pill identifier” to match a pill with its name according to shape, color, imprint, etc.  For anyone who cannot always remember the dosing and frequency of every medication, this app belongs in your pocket.  Unfortunately, Epocrates also insists on updating frequently and prompting users with “news” information that some may not find useful.  Thus, functionality is limited by the time it takes to occasionally update the app.  Otherwise, this app is a “must have” for any provider.

Cost: Free for drug reference, requires subscription for Essentials Plus with added features.
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AAOS Now

Sep 26, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Android Apps, Clinicians, Free, General Ortho, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, News, Residents  // 
Overall: 2
Functionality: 2
Coolness: 1

 

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has created this lightweight app to view AAOS Now, the monthly print publication sent to all Academy members.  Unfortunately, the app only presents articles in their full form which requires a significant amount of zooming/panning when viewing on a small mobile device such as a smartphone.  However, the app does have additional useful features such as podcasts and videocasts available as a streaming feed directly to the mobile device.  Although its uses are limited for reading articles, the media casts and the fact that this app is free may warrant download for any Academy members that may want access to when “on the go.”

 

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BoneFeed

Sep 24, 2011   //   by Orrin Franko   //   Academic, All Apps, Android Apps, Clinicians, Free, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Journals/Books, News, Residents, Students, Top, Under $10, Under $5  // 
Overall: 3
Functionality: 3+
Coolness: 1

Similar to its close relatives, HandFeed and SportsMed, this app is an RSS reader for orthopaedic-related publications.  The user can customize the feeds that are presented, including JBJS-Am, JBJS-Br, CORR, JHS-Am, Spine, JPO, and many more.  The feeds allow the user to review an abstract, view the full text article directly from the journal website (if you have online access), post comments, or share the paper via Twitter, Facebook, or email.  Overall, this app is a simple and intuitive way for orthopaedic surgeons to keep up-to-date with the latest publications 24-hours a day.

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