Patient education library
Orthopaedic information you can trust from Your Orthopaedic Connection, a service provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- About Orthopaedics
- Broken Bones & Injuries
- Diseases & Conditions
- Hand & Wrist
- Health & Fitness
Recommended Web sites
- Advances in Hand and Wrist Arthritis
Links to this site cover the advancements with new joint replacement techniques, minimally invasive techniques, and spare joint motion for treating arthritis in the upper extremity.
- Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Information for patients, written in plan English, about endoscopic or minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery. Covers the symptoms, diagnostic tests, surgical tests, and rehabilitation.
- Faculty of the University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics
A roster, listed by subspecialty, of the Orthopaedic Surgeons at the University of Washington. This program, which covers the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Children's Hospital, and the Seattle VA is the ONLY Orthopaedic group in the USA to have two of its programs listed in the Top 10 as ranked by US News and World Report. From this page, you can learn more about each faculty member, and search UW ORTHOSOURCE, which is a "natural language" search engine that will return educational material for patients about a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and procedures.
- On-Line Request for Hand and Upper Extremity Referral
Using this site, you can request a referral with Dr. Trumble for evaluation for a hand, elbow, or shoulder problem at the Universtiy of Washington, in Seattle or at the office in Bellevue (Eastside subspecialty Center).