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Wikipaedics Textbook of orthopaedics

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Wikipaedics is a web-based, free-content Textbook of Orthopaedics based on an openly editable model. The name "Wikipaedics" is a Portmanteau of the words Wiki (a technology for creating collaborative Websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki , meaning "quick") and Orthopaedics .

Wikipaedics is written collaboratively by registered orthopaedic surgeons volunteers who write without being paid. Any interested orthopaedic surgeon with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikipaedics articles (except in certain cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism).

The fundamental principle by which Wikipaedics operates is the whiteboard concept of collaborative knowledge.

Orthopaedic Surgeons from all countries and of all interests , cultures and backgrounds can add or edit article, references, images and other media here. What is contributed is more important than the expertise or qualifications of the contributor. What will remain depends upon whether it fits within Wikipaedics policies, including being verifiable against a published reliable source, so excluding editors' opinions and beliefs and unreviewed research, and is free of copyright restrictions and contentious material about living people. Contributions cannot damage Wikipaedics because the software allows easy reversal of mistakes and many experienced editors are watching to help and ensure that edits are cumulative improvements. Begin by simply clicking the edit  link at the top of any editable page!

Wikipaedics is a live collaboration differing from paper-based or other online reference sources in important ways. Unlike printed Textbook, Wikipaedics is continually created and updated, with articles on historic events appearing within minutes, rather than months or years. Older articles tend to grow more comprehensive and balanced; newer articles may contain misinformation or vandalism. Awareness of this aids obtaining valid information and avoiding recently added misinformation. For online reference sources, Wikipaedics provide the chance for every interested Orthopaedic Surgeon to participate in editing and enhancing his own future source of information, in other terms Wikipaedics provide the largest common pool of Orthopaedic Surgery knowledge.

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Added: Tue Jan 18 2011