Patient Education

  • Brochure 1

    Rotator Cuff Tendinitis and Tears

  • Brochure 2

    Arthritis and Total Shoulder Replacement

  • Brochure 3

    Arthroscopy of the Shoulder and Elbow

  • Brochure 4

    Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

  • Brochure 5

    The Unstable Shoulder

AAOS Patient Education - OrthoInfo
is a trusted source of information about musculoskeletal conditions and injuries — how they are treated, as well as how they can be prevented. Our articles and videos are developed by orthopaedic surgeons who are members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. All of the content on our website is peer-reviewed by physician members of the OrthoInfo Editorial Board who are experts in their fields. This peer-review process ensures the accuracy and completeness of our content.

The shoulder and elbow articles you will find on the OrthoInfo webpage are authored and edited by members of the ASES.

For further information please see OrthoInfo on the AAOS website: OrthoInfo

ASES Patient Brochures
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons has developed shoulder and elbow patient education brochures, which can be ordered through the ASES office. The patient education brochures are available in bundles of 25.

If you wish to order any brochures, please download the brochure order form and fax along with credit card information to our office at: (847) 268-9499.  If you prefer to pay by check, send your order, along with a check made for the proper amount, to the ASES office:

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018-4976

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) brochures were developed for informational purposes only and patients should not self-diagnose any conditions based on this information but seek advice from a medical professional. Care has been taken to confirm the accuracy of the information presented and to describe generally accepted information contained in patient brochures; however, ASES is not responsible for errors or omissions or for any consequences from application of the information in these brochures and makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to the currency, completeness, or accuracy of the contents of these brochures.  By purchasing these brochures, you acknowledge acceptance of these terms and conditions and agree to indemnify ASES of all liability related to these brochures.

Patient Education Brochure Order Form (PDF)

The Patient Education Documents brochure order form is a PDF file and requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to open. Please click here to download and install the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software on your computer free-of-charge.