How to Edit an Article

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2 steps to edit an Orthopaedia.NET article:

  1. Find the article you want to edit
  2. Click the "Edit" tab in the top right navigation menu

Here are some basics for when to edit an article:

  1. Correct factual errors. Be sure to cite articles or web references.
  2. Point out alternative viewpoints.
  3. Alter the organization if important points seem buried.
  4. Use citations from PubMed (or other sources). Consider pulling an RSS feed of a PubMed search into the article. Learn how to use RSS feeds in Orthopaedia.NET.
  5. Add radiographs, diagnostic imaging, figures, or line drawings.
  6. If you feel that you have made a substantial contribution by your edits, please claim Author Credit
  7. At the bottom of the article, list some suggestions for additional article topics that could be created to expand the coverage.
  8. Create articles that are then linked from the article being edited.

Note about figures:

  • Upload your own figures preferably and embed them into the article.
  • If you can't upload your your own figures, link -but don't paste- from the web to avoid copyright infringement issues.

For instance, here is very nice x-ray of a femur fracture. As you see, this was added to the text as a link to test.orthophys.com/_IMAGES/pre_op.femur.jpg, and one has to click the link to see the picture. To be sure, one could certainly visit the site, save the jpg file to ones own computer and embed the file in the text here. That would be easier, perhaps; it would certainly ensure that the picture stays available to Orthopaedia.NET even if the test.orthophys.com website goes down. But it would be taking what does not belong to us.

See the Video Tutorials for more detailed instructions on how to use Orthopaedia.NET.

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