Orthopedic Links
These sites offer additional patient-oriented materials.

XLIF® Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The XLIF® procedure is what is termed a “minimally invasive” procedure. This means that instead of a traditional, large, “open” incision, the procedure is performed through one or more small incisions.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
The purpose of which is to foster and assure the highest quality musculoskeletal health care through: education of orthopaedic surgeons, other health care professionals and the public; promotion of research; and communication with other professionals and the public.

The United States National Library of Medicine
Provides access to the world's largest medical library.

North American Spine Society
NASS is a multidicisplinary organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
Maintained by the Mayo Clinic, providing physician-reviewed, consumer friendly articles on a wide range of health topics.

This site and its sister, CBS HealthWatch are commercial sites. Medscape is the professional site, built around practice oriented content. CBS HealthWatch is a consumer site.

Spine-Health provides you with a comprehensive, highly informative and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for back and neck pain and related conditions.

Spine Universe
A comprehensive portal for information on the spine, offering education on the full range of technologies, services, treatments and research available on the subject of spinal disorders.

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute
Comphrensive practice site with a wide range of orthopedic patient education information.

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