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BoneSmart® Community Terms of Service and Rules

Registration to this forum is free. We do insist that registered users abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you do not wish to register you may read any of the topics and discussions available for public view, but you will not be able to reply to or initiate a new topic.

Messages posted to the community are moderated by several trained individuals overseen by a Registered Nurse with an extensive orthopedic background. Moderator comments on this web site are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for advice from your personal physician or surgeon.

By registering, you agree to not to post or link to any content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

For your own protection and privacy, do not submit any content you want to remain private or confidential. The forum is a public space and anything posted may be found by search engines such as Google, Bing, AOL and Yahoo, among others.

The owners of BoneSmart® Hip / Knee Replacement Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread or post for any reason. Users deemed by the Moderator or owners to be abusing the Forum may be banned from using the Forum with or without warning.

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content ("Content"). Content posted express the views of their author only.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content posted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service.

Members are also expected to comply with these Forum Rules which have greater detail than is listed here.

BoneSmart® and The Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine, Inc. (FARM). While FARM does receive some sponsorship from organizations including orthopedic manufacturers, the manufacturers are not otherwise affiliated with the forum and cannot be held responsible for the content contained herein. Forum content is managed by BoneSmart.org. For device-specific information, including patient risks, see the manufacturers’ websites and talk to your surgeon.

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