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What is the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE?
The ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE contains tutorials, online lectures, podcasts, and test questions in the following areas: Basic Science, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand, Hip, Knee, 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.
Podcasts are audio recordings focused on a specific topic. Experts in the field of orthopedics record these 10-15 minute discussions on issues that pertain to their specialties.
Test questions serve as excellent ways to test your knowledge. 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 50 questions that will focus on the topics in which you need the most practice. Visit our Question Bank to take advantage of this resource.
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.
What are the minimum PC requirements needed to access the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE?
This site is designed to support Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and Mozilla Firefox 2 or greater. With:
For the best experience, we recommend a monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or greater, and a color depth of 256 or greater. If you are using older versions,other browsers, or have any of the above requirements disabled, certain areas of this web site may not function as intended.
- Adobe Flash Player
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Real Media Player
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 ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE is an independent CME activity supported by an educational grant from Stryker®. The Web site does not include any product advertisements.
How often is the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE updated?
The ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE is constantly updated and expanded to include the most accurate and relevant information available for orthopedic professionals. We have recruited leading experts and teachers in the orthopedic community to serve as editors and authors. Before any new material is posted on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE, it is thoroughly reviewed by co-Chief Medical Editors, Robert D. D'Ambrosia, MD and Matthew Provencher, MD.
How can I earn CME credits on the ORTHOPEDICS HYPERGUIDE?
For each CME activity (tutorial, lecture, podcast or video) you select, you will be taken directly to the CME Information, which will tell you about the activity and authors, what you should learn at the end and how many credits the activity is worth.
Upon reviewing the CME information, you will be directed to continue on to the pretest. Upon completing the pretest, you will be directed to continue on to the activity, where you will be able to read, watch or listen to the activity.
Upon your completion of the activity, you will be directed to continue to the posttest. If a passing score is achieved on the posttest, you will be able to continue on to an evaluation of the activity and finally, you will be directed to continue on to your certificate.
Your certificate will also appear in your “My CME” section of the hyperguide for future referral.
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.
Whom do I contact for questions or comments about editorial content?
Please email email@example.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
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