Privacy Statement



Please read this agreement carefully before using the web site. By accessing or using the web site, you (“You” or “User”) 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.

Users of this site must be registered members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). Alternatively, access may be granted for residents, fellows, and other medical providers who identify an active POSNA member as a sponsor with his or her permission; or by special arrangement with the POSNA site administrator.


POSNA monitors site usage and collects information about our users. Only personal information provided to gain access to the site will be evaluated. Any further User information that is collected will be voluntarily provided by the User in connection with site surveys.

Regarding the European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) governing the protection of personal data information, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) is aware of the legal obligations imposed by the new EU Regulations and the need to protect personal data of our members, customers and business partners. We take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting this information. POSNA is in the process of updating our Privacy Policies, as well as implementing changes to user preferences and - how POSNA uses your information. Please stay tuned for more information about these changes, as well as steps to take relating to these changes.

We value our relationship with you and will be sending information about our ongoing efforts as we continue to provide you with the tools, resources and information to improve the quality of musculoskeletal care. Please contact POSNA at (630) 478-0480 or [email protected]if you have any questions.

User Restrictions

Users of this web site may not copy, modify, distribute, sell or lease any part of the services or materials provided from this web site, nor may such Users reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of web site software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or the User has express written permission from POSNA. Material that may be downloaded by the User for his or own use will be identified as such by a “download” or similar link.


No Liability or Other Damages

Under no circumstances shall POSNA 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 web site, your reliance on or use of the information, services or merchandise provided on or through this web site, or that result from mistakes, omissions interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation, or transmission or any failure of performance. POSNA 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.

No Warranties

Although we believe the information on this site to be accurate and timely, because of the rapid advances in the field of orthopaedic 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 web site is not intended to present the only or necessarily the best orthopedic method or procedure, but rather presents the approach or opinion of the discussant.

This web site and the information, software and other material available on or accessible from this web site 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, noninfringement or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. POSNA does not warrant that the web site service will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material available on or accessible through the web site is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful components.

Changes in Terms and Conditions

POSNA reserves the right to change or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, and Users agree to give effect to such changes or modifications upon their being posted to the POSNA web site.

Copyright Infringement Claims

POSNA has a process for handling copyright infringement claims for material posted on the website. If you believe that any information posted anywhere on this website is an infringement on your copyright, then please contact Teri Stech, Society Director, at (630) 478-0480 or at [email protected].

Governing Laws and Venue

POSNA is incorporated in the State of Illinois in the United States of America, which laws and regulations you agree shall govern the POSNA web site regardless of where you reside or where you made your posting, transaction or connection with the POSNA web site. You agree to be bound by all applicable laws that may pertain to the site, including U.S. export and re-import laws and regulations. If any case or controversy arises regarding your use of the POSNA web site, you agree that such case or controversy will be arbitrated or decided in the State of Illinois in the United States of America.

FDA Statement

This website includes materials from Continuing Medical Education (CME) events that the content provider has participated in. Some drugs or medical devices demonstrated in CME events may have been cleared by the FDA for specific purposes only, or may have not been cleared by the FDA. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or medical device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice. In accordance with AAOS Position Statement on “Off-Label Use of Medical Products,” off-label use of a drug or medical device may be discussed in CME events so long as the “off-label” use of the drug or medical device is also specifically disclosed (i.e., it must be disclosed that the FDA has not cleared the drug or device for the described purpose). For cleared medical devices, “off-label” means any use that is not included in the cleared “indications for use.” POSNA endorses this AAOS Position Statement and require that content providers apply it to content presented on this website.

POSNA Content Provider Agreement

By submitting your content, you agree to accept the Content Provider Agreement as well as the POSNA Web Site Terms of Service. 

All content presented will be reviewed and approved by the editorial board of POSNA. Prior to uploading, the person or entity submitting the content for publication (“Content Provider”), has obtained permissions for use of non-original drawings, figures, and images, and/or attested to the origin of original drawings, figures and images that are utilized in the content. Additionally, the Content Provider has declared any potential conflicts of interest by completing an updated disclosure statement available for review on the AAOS website.

Some of the content may represent recording or copies of presentations given by a Content Provider previously at medical conferences, academic meetings, and elsewhere. In this case, both POSNA and the Content Provider have secured permission and the rights to use this content either as it was originally presented or in modified form.

The Content Provider, by uploading content to this site, grants POSNA a world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to display this content and to use the name or names of the Content Provider(s). The Content Provider, however, retains all ownership rights of the content. Content may be used perpetually by POSNA unless and until the Content Provider requests removal of the content from the website. POSNA reserves the right to remove any content from the website at any time. Content, once uploaded to the website, can only be modified with approval from the POSNA website Editorial Board. POSNA will not edit, modify or change content in any way without collaboration with and permission from the Content Provider.


The Content Provider agree to defend, indemnify and hold POSNA harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by the Content Provider.

Changes in Terms and Conditions

POSNA reserves the right to change or modify the Content Provider Agreement at any time, and Content Providers agree to give effect to such changes or modifications upon their being posted to the POSNA web site.