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info on reference sites for OP notes

Posted By: dls on 2006-02-17
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Does anyone have any helpful web sites that list surgical instruments. This is very frustrating for me when trying to search for OP instruments.  Any info would be helpful

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Every orthopedic test imaginable.



This site has a free ABCZ Expander system.



This site has free software.....There is Stedmans Ortho Word Book program on there amount other great software. 



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And you'll almost never get just Op notes. Probably get mixed acute care - op notes, discharge su
It has nothing to do with sites..
Check with your ISP, modem or phone line.
FTP Sites
I use FTPToday.
Try these sites


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what other sites do you use?
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I'm good to go!!


It's right on their Web sites...

Visit this site, read paragraph 2 and notice the word global.  It doesn't appear they are trying to hide anything.


Some different sites here too . .

These help me:

For City/States/Counties:  *HomeTownLocator* --  http://www.hometownlocator.com/

For Orthopedics:  Really great site.  Can use search box or click on any part of the skeleton.  *Wheeless On Line* --  http://www.wheelessonline.com/

For Medical Abbreviations:  Also has a medical dictionary, drug search and medical instrument search, but I just use it for the Abbreviations.  *MediLexicon*   http://www.medilexicon.com/

For Chemotherapy Drugs - *ChemoCare*  http://www.chemocare.com/bio/

For Medical Dictionary - *Dorlands Medical Dictionary* - http://www.mercksource.com/pp/us/cns/cns_hl_dorlands_split.jsp?pg=/ppdocs/us/common/dorlands/dorland/misc/A_TOC.htm

For Clinical Trials - http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

Those are some of what I use all the time. 


thanks a lot for these sites
I appreciate you taking the time to give them to me!
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