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The Journal Joins You on Instagram

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery has been a valuable resource for the orthopedic community since 1889, when the Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association first published proceedings from the 1887 and 1888 meetings. The Journal has continued to provide gold-standard information to clinicians, researchers, and orthopaedic care teams to support the mission of improving musculoskeletal health across the globe. As new platforms and novel avenues for sharing information and ideas have taken shape, we have used these opportunities to improve global access to essential knowledge and learning resources to foster excellence in patient care.

In continuing that mission, we are pleased to join the orthopaedic community on Instagram! Our goal is to help followers stay up-to-date with the highest quality orthopaedic literature. Each post will highlight new information from a variety of sources and include links to original content. We hope that this new social media presence for The Journal will serve as yet another tool to help you stay informed about what’s new and important in orthopaedic surgery.

Follow JBJS on Instagram @the_jbjs.

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How to Become iPad-Savvy

According to the JBJS Mobile Technology and Social Medial Usage Study released in March 2014, on average, orthopaedic surgeons spend approximately 42 minutes a day on tablets. But if you feel like a late-comer to the world of iPads and are not sure where to begin, TopOrthoApps can help you distill which apps are right for you to get started. Data show that surgeons now use tablets for checking formulary schedules, communicating with patients, reading journals and seeking orthopaedic information, TopOrthoApps can help you populate your iPad with the most useful apps available.

Social Media Still Slow to Catch On

More evidence supports low usage of social media among physicians. According to the JBJS Mobile Technology and Social Media Usage Study among Orthopaedic Surgeons, few orthopaedic surgeons were interested in LinkedIn or Facebook. With the exception of VuMedi, fewer than 40% said social media has any utility in their practice. This finding was validated by MedData Group’s study in June 2014, which found that 44% of physicians in the US were not using social media for professional purposes. That study also revealed that only 32% of the responding physicians used LinkedIn and only 29% use online physician communities

Twitter Popularity Low Among Orthopaedic Surgeons

Results from a new JBJS study, Mobile Technology/Social Media Usage Among Orthopaedic Surgeons, show that 8% of orthopaedic surgeons are using Twitter for professional purposes, and only 6% of surgeons find Twitter helpful. Although usage of Twitter is relatively low, a handful of surgeons follow specific Twitter feeds with high degrees of loyalty.

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