Useful Links

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
The latest source for Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopaedics and medicine.

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
An information source for latest trends in joint replacement surgery about the hip and knee.

WebMD
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Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Discusses non operative means of dealing with arthritis. Gives local resources that are available.

Stony Brook University Hospital
Since we began providing care in 1980, Stony Brook University Hospital staff has been committed to delivering excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service.

Stony Brook University Physicians
Over 600 Physicians and other healthcare providers, caring for patients of all ages by providing a comprehensive range of high quality medical services, from primary care to advanced subspecialty care.

Dental Prophylaxis
      Antimicrobial prophylaxis the routine use of antibiotic prophylaxis for dental patients with total joint replacements has been scrutinized more recently because of the lack of scientific evidence supporting its use, the risk of emerging antibiotic resistant bacteria, the risk of anaphylactic reaction associated with antibiotics, and the cost of continued routine usage of antibiotics.  It is recommended that patients have good dental health before undergoing joint arthroplasty and, when necessary, seek professional care.  Patients who already have a total joint in place also should maintain good oral health.  After the joint replacement, we recommend that you take preventative antibiotics for any dental work during the first year only - after the first year, none is needed.  We will provided this prescription to you on one of your post-operative visits.   Wait three months after your surgery to have any routine dental work or dental cleanings done.  You may show this paragraph to your dentist if they have any concerns.