Understand.com Expands Orthopedic Library

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Hand, wrist, foot and ankle procedures added to orthopedic patient education library.

Ankle arthroscopy is one of several new orthopedic animations added to the Understand.com library.

Orthopedic and sports medicine doctors looking to explain to patients what they can expect from hand, wrist, foot and ankle operations, have a new tool at their disposal. Understand.com today announced the expansion of its orthopedic patient education library with the addition of animated procedures for hand, wrist, foot and ankle.

A 2011 Pew Internet study found that 80 percent of internet users look online for health information. Understand.com’s orthopedic patient education library helps to answer common questions and concerns patients have about a surgery, and provide an educated idea of what they can expect from the procedure. The content is integrated directly into the doctors web site and customized specifically for their practice.

“It was time to expand our orthopedic library to cover all joints. Existing clients who license our orthopedic content will automatically get this update for no additional charge,” said Darik Volpa, founder and CEO of Understand.com. “Additional procedures are under development for this area to make the library even more robust.”

The new orthopedic procedures include carpal tunnel, wrist arthroscopy, bunionectomy, and ankle arthroscopy.

Thousands of physicians and medical associations partner with Understand.com for its medical animations and educational tools, including the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Cancer Society, Hair Foundation, National Eczema Association, and the Skin Cancer Foundation, among others.

About Understand.com
Understand.com is a global medical education company dedicated to simplifying complex healthcare topics through the use of medical animation, illustrations and video. Understand.com provides an array of services including custom content creation, licensing, and a proprietary e-learning platform created specifically for healthcare professionals. To date Understand.com has educated more than 10 million patients worldwide and was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. For more on Understand.com, visit http://www.understand.com.


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