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In the era of evidence-based medicine, being up-to-date is crucial especially for surgeons. This collection was designed to help them get closer to web 2.0.

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Clinical Cases and Images in Surgery


Medical professionals upload their favourite cases so they can contribute to medical education globally. Here are a few sites and communities that present clinical cases.


Clinical Cases


Cases Journal: Surgery


  • Description: "Indexing of our recently-published articles in PubMed has been delayed due to formatting problems. These have now been resolved, and all articles will be included in PubMed shortly. Apologies to our readers and authors for this delay."

Cases Journal Surgery

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CTSNet Clinical Cases


  • Description: "CTSNet is the most comprehensive, most heavily trafficked, and most reliable online source of information about cardiothoracic surgery available worldwide, and its online community of cardiothoracic surgeons is the largest in the world. CTSNet traffic in the community averages over 500,000 sessions and over 5 million page views per month."

CTSNet

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Cervical Spine Surgical Cases


  • Description: "Here are some examples of Prestige Artificial Cervical Disc surgical cases, Bryan Artificial Disc surgical cases, Anterior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion, and massive spinal reconstruction cases that Dr. Pashman has performed."

Cervical Spine Srurgery

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AO Surgery Reference


  • Description: The AO Surgery Reference is an online repository of surgical knowledge, consisting of more than 7'000 pages including hundreds of surgical procedures and approaches described in text and images; AO course videos and hundreds of pages of previously published AO material. The different anatomical segments are being authored by 63 renowned surgeons from 22 countries as listed below.



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Medting


  • Description: "MEDTING is an interactive platform on web for the medical professionals over the world to share their knowledge. MEDTING is a best tool for a physician for sharing medical images, videos and discuss them with a large community of physicians. All for free, always."
  • Quality: Accredited by HONcode.

Medting

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See more surgery-related resources on the American Medical Student Association’s site.


Resources


The Encyclopedia of Surgery


  • Description: "The Encyclopedia of Surgery has been written by various experts in the field of surgery and has been written specifically for healthcare students and patients. The Encyclopedia covers 450 surgical procedures and topics such as laser surgery, hysterectomy, endoscopy, cryosurgery, anesthetics, biopsy, angioplasty, medications and postoperative care, and many related subjects. Each entry in the Encyclopedia of Surgery consists of a standardized format which includes the definition, purpose, diagnosis, aftercare, risks, mortality rates, and alternatives."

The Encyclopedia of Surgery

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WebSurg


  • Description: "WebSurg is a virtual surgical university, accessible from anywhere in the world through the Internet. The WebSurg concept was launched by Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team at the European Institute of TeleSurgery (EITS) in Strasbourg, France."

WebSurg

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Surgical Tutor


  • Description: "This site contains educational material aimed at those preparing for undergraduate and postgraduate surgical examinations. It includes clinical tutorials, a journal club, multiple choice questions, revision notes, slide library, discussion group and more."

Surgical Tutor

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QuizMD - General Surgery


  • Description: "QuizMD: "It was created to help students help each other succeed, to collectively scratch each others' backs. Education doesn't need to be difficult. Take control and make it yours."
  • Quality: "It is an entirely student developed and supported venture, independent of association with any university or post-secondary institution."

QuizMD General Surgery

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Images


Image of Surgery


  • Description: "This exhibit displays historic and contemporary images of medical and surgical procedures. The contemporary images combine authentic color photographs with the artistry of digital photo processing to describe the movement, drama and personalities of surgical care, traversing a visual space between documentary and dream."

Image of Surgery

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Springer Images - Surgery


  • Description: "SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images."
  • Quality: "The SpringerImages interface enables users to search faster, more broadly and more accurately, through captions, keywords, context and more, even jumping from the image to the source article. Users can create personalized image “sets,” and can easily export images for use in their own presentations or lectures."

Springer Images Surgery

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Flickr


"Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media."

Flickr

Foot Surgery


  • Description: "Collection of photos dealing with foot and ankle surgery."

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In the era of evidence-based medicine, being up-to-date is crucial especially for surgeons. This collection was designed to help them get closer to web 2.0.