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Please read this agreement carefully before using the Web site. By accessing or using the website, you agree that you are competent and of age to enter into this Agreement and to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the Web site. Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists (collectively "NWOS") presents the information on this Web site as an educational service to the public and to our members. While the information on this site is about health care issues and orthopedic surgery, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific orthopedic advice or assistance should contact an orthopedic surgeon through the Web site or from another source.

No Warranties

Although we believe the information on this site to be accurate and timely, because of the rapid advances in the field of orthopedic surgery and our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. When clinical matters are discussed on this Web site, the opinions presented are those of the discussants only. The material discussed on the website is not intended to present the only, or necessarily the best, orthopedic method or procedure, but rather, it presents the approach or opinion of the discussant. This website and the information, software and other material available on or accessible from this website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. NWOS does not warrant that the website service will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any information, software, or other material available on or accessible through the website is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses, or other harmful components.

No Liability or Other Damages

Under no circumstances shall NWOS be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result in any way from your use of or inability to use this website, your reliance on or use of the information, services or merchandise provided on or through this website, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission, or any failure of performance. NWOS specifically disclaims any and all liability for injury and/or other damages that result from an individual using techniques discussed on the Web site, whether a physician or any other person asserts these claims.

Unauthorized Downloading or Distribution

Any unauthorized downloading and distribution of any copyrighted material from this website or the sites to which we link, without the copyright owner's permission, is strictly prohibited.

Copyright Infringement Claims

NWOS has a process for handling copyright infringement claims for material posted on the website. If you believe that any information posted anywhere on this Web site is an infringement on your copyright, then please contact NWOS at


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold NWOS harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by you.

Changes in Terms and Conditions

NWOS reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree to give effect to such changes or modifications upon their being posted to the NWOS website. By participating on the NWOS website, you acknowledge that you are aware of these Terms and Conditions, that you understand these Terms and Conditions, and that you agree to be bound by them. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use the Web site.