November 1, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 19)


Strong Points: Beautifully designed, great animations
Weak Points: None




One in a series of excellent, free medical apps by Orca Health, Knee Decide provides patients, medical professionals, and students with great resources on—you guessed it—the knee. These include a 3D anatomical model of the knee—complete with an animation feature that depicts how the muscles and ligaments work as the knee bends—that is accompanied by anatomical labels and alternative views highlighting different bones, ligaments, and muscles. Beyond the static anatomical model, the app includes animations depicting a number of common knee ailments such as ACL tear, arthritis, and patellar tendinitis. Finally, the “procedures” section of the app includes actual surgical videos and animations illustrating various knee repair procedures. The app is very nicely designed, looks beautiful, and is a great resource to medical professionals and patients alike.

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