Original ArticlesInternet Resources for Spine SurgeonsSharan, Alok D.*; Vaccaro, Alexander R.‡; Albert, Todd J.‡; Sharan, Ashwini D.†Author Information *University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey; †Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University; and ‡Rothman Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Received December 1, 1999; accepted February 15, 2000. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. A. R. Vaccaro, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, U.S.A. Journal of Spinal Disorders: October 2000 - Volume 13 - Issue 5 - p 419-421 Buy Abstract To classify web sites on common spinal disorders as to their utility for the spine surgeon and patient. Five common spinal disorders were used to generate lists of relevant sites. These sites were categorized as to their relevance for patients and surgeons, their sponsoring organization, and their comprehensiveness. A total of 56,249 web sites were found using the five key words on five search engines. Using the “And” operator, a total of 227 web sites were generated. The majority of sites were patient oriented. Physician-or organization-sponsored sites were the most common. Ten sites were found to have comprehensive information for both patients and spine surgeons. Many web sites exist that discuss disorders of the spine. Currently there is not any one web site that contains comprehensive information for both the spine surgeon and patient. © 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.