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WEB ALERT

WEB ALERT

Fischer, Anastasia N. MD

Section Editor(s): Dexter, William W. MD

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Current Sports Medicine Reports: April 2005 - Volume 4 - Issue 2 - p 61-62
doi: 10.1097/01.CSMR.0000306074.82569.70
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University of Hawaii

http://www2.Hawaii.edu/medicine/pediatrics/

Maintained by Loren Yamamoto, MD, MPH, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, this web site provides a link to radiology cases in pediatric emergency medicine. They are organized by volume number, without particular order, and there is no search engine. However, the cases for orthopedics are very well done, and include case histories, radiographs, treatment, and teaching points. This is an excellent web site for physicians, residents, and medical students who want to review various types of fractures in children. It is doubtful that parents would find this site useful when evaluating their child's injury.

Access requirements: None.

DynoMed

http://www.dynomed.com/encyclopedia/encyclopedia.cfm

DynoMed is an “Indianapolis-based patient education company that produces medical content for physicians and consumers.” Within the site is a link to an encyclopedia, which contains a host of orthopedic subjects, arranged by body part, and provides information on various diagnoses to patients. The summaries are concise, well organized, and informative. The menu-driven site is easy to navigate, and patients will find most diagnoses listed here. The site does not identify the authors of the various articles, but does include a brief description of the CEO, James W. Strickland, MD, and main medical editor Robert Brueckmann, MD. The site was copyrighted in 2000, but there is no mention of how often it is updated.

Access requirements: None.

Physioroom

http://www.physioroom.com

Although Physioroom's mission is “to provide the definitive resource for information about injuries sustained by soccer players in the English Premier League,” they recognize that in this way, they can provide patients with information about common sports injuries. The site is menu driven, with tabs included for “Injuries,” “Injury Prevention,” “Research,” and a shop where equipment for various injuries can be purchased (from England). The injuries covered are the most common, and organized by body part. Patients may find it helpful to go over signs and symptoms, treatment, prevention, and in some cases the rehabilitation of the injury. The site is written by chartered physiotherapists who specialize in sports medicine and rehabilitation. There is no mention of how often it is updated.

Access requirements: None.

Low Back Pain

http://www.lowbackpain.com

A web site developed for a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Georgia, this site is a place for patients to go with questions about back pain and treatments. Written in very easy to understand terms, it provides an overview of nonsurgical options for back pain and other painful conditions. There is a menu that patients can use to navigate through anatomy, causes of back pain, and potential treatments. The web site also showcases the practice and has a small on-line shop. Navigation is easy, but information is very basic; perhaps a good initial overview.

Access requirements: None.

Pain.com

http://www.pain.com

The mission statement of pain.com is “to be the premier educational and informational resource on the Internet for health care professionals and consumers who have an interest in pain and its management.” For patients, there are Categories of Pain from which they may choose from forums, resources, fact lists, and frequently asked questions. There is also a glossary, and a link to articles written about the chosen type of pain (eg, arthritis, fibromyalgia). For physicians, there are links to continuing medical education meetings, modules, and full journal articles.

Access requirements: None.

Bartleby Books – Gray's Anatomy

http://www.bartleby.com

This web site contains what is apparently the entire text and illustrations of Dr. Gray's Anatomy book. Menu driven, the site is divided into the same divisions as the book: by tissue type. Although the illustrations are all provided within the text, it is also possible to go straight to the illustration file (if you know the illustration number, which you can get in the text), and view enlarged versions. Far too technical for patient information, this is a good review for physicians who want on-line access to detailed diagrams and descriptions. There is also a very nice surface anatomy section for review.

Access requirements: None.

The Diet Channel

http://www.thedietchannel.com/sports.htm

A great web site for sports nutrition, the diet channel provides links to a host of award-winning sports nutrition web sites. Web sites are chosen by a panel of registered dietitians, and must exhibit familiarity with nutrition, supplements, and general sports nutrition knowledge to be included. Categories available include General Sports Nutrition, Supplements, Hydration, Nutrition for Optimal Performance, and recommended textbooks on the subject, among others. The site recently won Forbes magazine's award for best diet and nutrition web site.

Access requirements: None.

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