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Listed below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) from our users. If your question is not addressed below, please contact clenggenhager@VindicoMedEd.com.

What is the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?
Who will benefit from accessing the information posted on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?
How do I access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?
What are the minimum PC requirements needed to access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?
Is there a cost to access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ or obtain CME?
How can I earn CME credits on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?
How do I renew my User Name and Password?
Whom do I contact for questions or comments about editorial content?
Whom do I contact if I experience technical difficulties while on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?
How do I change my personal information?


What is the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?

The ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ contains tutorials, online lectures, and test questions in the following areas: Adult Orthopedics, Basic Science, Foot and Ankle, Hand,Orthobiologics and Pharmacologics, Pediatric Orthopedics, Spine, Sports Medicine, Trauma, and Tumor.

Tutorials provide you with an overview of important topics and focus on areas such as clinical and radiographic features, diagnosis, risk factors, evaluation, treatment options, and patient outcomes. Throughout each tutorial, you will be able to access images including clinical photographs, radiographs, and magnetic resonance images. If you would like additional information on a specific topic, bibliographies are included at the conclusion of each tutorial.

Online lectures simulate the lecture experience. Experts in the orthopedic community provide lectures in their respective specialty area. The slides automatically advance along with the audio, and a transcript of the lecture is shown below the slides. Printable transcripts of the lectures are also available.

Test questions serve as excellent practice whether you are preparing for the board exam or recertification. Hundreds of multiple-choice questions will test your knowledge in all areas of orthopedics. You may choose to either take a standard test or you can customize a test of up to 250 questions that will focus on the topics in which you need the most practice.

Who will benefit from accessing the information posted on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?

The ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™, launched in 1997, was the first online, interactive orthopedic review of its kind. The ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ offers a comprehensive review course through the World Wide Web to residents studying for the OITE and board exams and practicing physicians preparing for recertification. The Web site also provides useful information to nurses and operating room technicians.

The information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can explore the material at your own pace and convenience.

How do I access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?

Anyone can access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ homepage. However, to follow links into the content areas, you must provide a user name and password. To request an exclusive user name and password or renewal code please contact webmaster@VindicoMedEd.com

You will be prompted to provide your user name and password on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ homepage each time that you visit. Upon entering the information for the first time, you will be asked to complete a brief registration form.

What are the minimum PC requirements needed to access the ORTHOPEDICS Hyperguide™?

Browser:
You will need a browser that will accept frames. It should be set to enable Java, JavaScript, and style sheets. It should also be set to accept cookies.
System Requirements:
For Your PC
  • Pentium-based PC or above
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98 or later
  • 16 MB of RAM (32 MB preferred)
  • 8-bit sound card
  • Real Player 7
For Your Macintosh
  • Power PC or above
  • 16 MB of RAM (32 MB preferred)
  • Mac OS version 8.5 or later
  • Real Player 7


Is there a cost to access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ or obtain CME?

The ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ is a free educational Web site for the orthopedic community. There is no cost for you to access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ or to obtain CME credits. The Web site and the cost of CME are supported as an educational service by Stryker® Corporation. The Web site does not include any product advertisements.

How can I earn CME credits on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The time that you spend on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ will be monitored for the purpose of issuing CME credit. Vindico Medical Education designates this educational activity on an hour-for-hour basis for up to 50 hours in category 1 credit (per calendar year) toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

After you log on to the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™, read the CME objectives and instructions for obtaining credit. This information can by found by clicking on the "CME Information" button that is located on the left side of the page.

Time that you spend on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ is not cumulative from session to session - you must apply for CME credit at the end of each session. If you leave the Web site before applying for credit, you will not receive credit for that session. You must NOT hit refresh or resize your browser window.

Applying for credit is fast and simple: Before ending your session, select the "CME Information" button on the left side of the page. Complete and submit the electronic registration and evaluation forms. Upon confirmation of your activity, Vindico Medical Education will award a CME certificate instantaneously through email.

International Users. If your country recognizes United States-approved CME as valid credits in medical education, then the credits you can earn on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™ can be applied to your country's continuing medical education program.

How do I renew my User Name and Password?

The user name and password that you receive in your New User Packet is valid for 1 year. When your user name has expired, the Web site will prompt you to enter a 4-digit renewal code in order to continue accessing the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™. This renewal code is distributed by your Stryker representative. Your Stryker representative will ensure that you have a renewal code before your current code's expiration date. If you do not receive a renewal code, please contact webmaster@VindicoMedEd.com

Whom do I contact for questions or comments about editorial content?

Contact clenggenhager@VindicoMedEd.com for any questions or comments pertaining to editorial content on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™.

Whom do I contact if I experience technical difficulties while on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™?

If you experience technical difficulties while on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE™, contact webmaster@VindicoMedEd.com.


last update:26/02/2009