Journal article

Arthroplasty information on the internet

Myles T Davaris, Michelle M Dowsey, Samantha Bunzli, Peter F Choong

Bone & Joint Open | British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery | Published : 2020


Aims Total joint replacement (TJR) is a high-cost, high-volume procedure that impacts patients’ quality of life. Informed decisions are important for patients facing TJR. The quality of information provided by websites regarding TJR is highly variable. We aimed to measure the quality of TJR information online. Methods We identified 10,800 websites using 18 TJR-related keywords (conditions and procedures) across the Australian, French, German and Spanish Google search engines. We used the Health on the Net (HON) toolbar to evaluate the first 150 websites downloaded for every keyword in each language. The quality of information on websites was inspected, accounting for differences by language ..

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