Patient Education & Resources

We want our patients to be informed and educated. In addition to the information we provide on our website, we offer these links to reliable educational resources for patients (general info, and specifics -- from head to toe):

 

General Health Info 

  • HealthFinder.gov: Broad health information from the US Department of Health and Human Services
  •  Medline Plus: Broad health information including medical conditions, drugs and supplements, videos and tools for patients, from the National Institutes of Health US National Library of Medicine
  • Harvard Health: Patient education publication from Harvard Medical School

Brain 

  • AANS.orgPatient education about brain and spine conditions and neurosurgical treatment options, from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • ABTA.org: Information and tools for patients, families, care givers and others, provided by the American Brain Tumor Association
  •  BrainTumor.org: Information and tools for patients, families, care givers and others, provided by the National Brain Tumor Society

Spine (Neck & Back)

  • AANS.orgPatient education from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • HarvardHealth: Harvard Medical School's patient education publication
  • NCCIH: Patient information about the science behind complementary and integrative health therapies such as acupuncture and spinal manipulation (chiropractic) from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health / National Institues of Health
  • OrthoInfo: Patient education from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • spine.org: Information and tools for patients provided by the North American Spine Society
  • Spine-Health.com: Original peer-reviewed articles written for patients by spine specialists
  • SpineUniverse.com: Patient education about the spine and spine conditions

General Orthopedics

  •  Arthritis.org: Detailed information, resources and tools for patients, from the Arthritis Foundation
  •  Medline Plus: General & detailed bone & soft tissue information for patients, from the National Institutes of Health US National Library of Medicine
  • NIAMS.NIH.gov: Patient education from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (one of the National Institutes of Health)
  •  OrthoInfo: Patient education from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Shoulder & Elbow:

  • NIAMS.NIH.gov: Patient education about shoulder problems, from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • OrthoInfo: Patient education about shoulders from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Hand & Wrist:

  • ASHT.org: Patient education about hand injury/condition care and therapies, from the American Society of Hand Therapists
  • ASSH.org: Patient education about hand injuries, conditions, deformities and care, from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Medline Plus: Hand injury, deformity and care information for patients, from the National Institutes of Health US National Library of Medicine
  • OrthoInfo: Patient education about hands and wrist, from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Hip & Thigh:

  • NIAMS.NIH.gov: Patient education about hip replacement, from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • OrthoInfo: Patient education about hips from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Knee & lower leg:

  • NIAMS.NIH.gov: Patient education about knees from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • OrthoInfo: Patient education about knees from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Pain Management / Interventional Pain Mgmt / PM&R / Chiropractic / Acupuncture

  • HarvardHealth: Harvard Medical School's patient education information about pain
  • MedlinePlus: General information about Pain, plus links to resources for patients, from the US National Library of Medicine
  • NCCIH-NIH: Patient education, tools & resources on chronic pain, from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, National Institues of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • NCCIH-NIH: Patient information about the science behind complementary and integrative health therapies such as acupuncture and spinal manipulation (chiropractic) from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health / National Institues of Health
  • NINDS-NIH: Patient education and resources from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health
  • SpineUniverse: Interventional Pain Management information for patients.

Worker’s Compensation (Connecticut)

  • Worker'sComp: Information about work-related injuries, from the Connecticut Worker's Compensation Commission

 Alphabetical list (by URL) 

  • aaPM&R: Detailed information about conditions treated by physiatrists, from the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  
  •  ABTA.org: Information and tools for patients, families, care givers and others, provided by the American Brain Tumor Association
  • ASHT.org: Patient education about hand injury/condition care and therapies, from the American Society of Hand Therapists
  • ASSH.org: Patient education about hand injuries, conditions, deformities and care, from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Arthritis.org: Detailed information, resources and tools for patients, from the Arthritis Foundation
  • BrainTumor.org: Information and tools for patients, families, care givers and others, provided by the National Brain Tumor Society
  • HealthFinder.gov:Broad health information from the US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health.Harvard.edu: Patient education publication from Harvard Medical School
  • Medline Plus: Broad health information including medical conditions, drugs and supplements, videos and tools for patients, from the National Institutes of Health US National Library of Medicine
  • NCCIH.NIH.gov: Educational resources and tools from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
  • NIAMS.NIH.gov: Patient education from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • NINDS.NIH.gov: Educational information for patients and families from the National Institute of Neurologial Disorders and Stroke, a National Institute of Health
  • OrthoInfo: Patient education from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • spine.org: Information and tools for patients provided by the North American Spine Society
  • Spine-Health.com: Original peer-reviewed articles written for patients by spine specialists
  • Worker'sComp: Information about work-related injuries, from the Connecticut Worker's Compensation Commission

Our multi-disciplinary team of highly-experienced specialists are here for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 203-755-6677 (NOSS) or 1-800-463-8764. Or use our easy online form to request an appointment.

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