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    Welcome to the January Jackpots' 2020 Hip Recovery Club

    Welcome to our latest and all January Jackpots! You are now an Honor Graduate from your pre-op days! You've entered the recovery phase of your replacement journey to that place called “Normal”, and you are now eligible to be a Recovery Club member. Pre-op surgery team members are...
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    Welcome to the January Jackpots' 2020 Knee Recovery Club

    Welcome to our latest and all January Jackpots! You are now an Honor Graduate from your pre-op days! You've entered the recovery phase of your replacement journey to that place called “Normal”, and you are now eligible to be a Recovery Club member. Pre-op surgery team members are...
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    2020 May Marvels - Are you having hip surgery in May?

    Are you having surgery in the month of May? Welcome to the May Marvels....a team just for you with others that will be having surgery and recovery right along with you. Give us your surgery date and maybe a few facts about yourself and we'll get you on the list. As time goes by, the list will...
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    2020 April Rainbows - Are you having hip surgery in April?

    Is April the month you plan to find the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow? Congratulations!!! And we invite you to join the BoneSmart group, April Rainbows. As a team, you will have people like yourself going through surgery at the same time to talk with. We find this works really well to...
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    Welcome to the December Supernovas' 2019 Knee Recovery Club

    Welcome to our latest and all December Supernovas! You are now an Honor Graduate from your pre-op days! You've entered the recovery phase of your replacement journey to that place called “Normal”, and you are now eligible to be a Recovery Club member. Pre-op surgery team members are...
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    2020 April Rainbows - Are you having knee surgery in April?

    Is April the month you plan to find the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow? Congratulations!!! And we invite you to join the BoneSmart group, April Rainbows. As a team, you will have people like yourself going through surgery at the same time to talk with. We find this works really well to...
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    Welcome to the December Supernovas' 2019 Hip Recovery Club

    Welcome to our latest and all December Supernovas! You are now an Honor Graduate from your pre-op days! You've entered the recovery phase of your replacement journey to that place called “Normal”, and you are now eligible to be a Recovery Club member. Pre-op surgery team members are...
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    Your Guide to BoneSmart Tutorials (index file of threads)

    Welcome! If you are new to forums and especially to BoneSmart, we offer a complete tutorial section that will show you how to use the various features of the forum and provide some tips to make things more enjoyable while you're here. Even if you've been on BoneSmart for a while, you may...
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    How the BoneSmart forum is organized

    BoneSmart is the world’s largest online joint replacement patient community - supporting members both before and after surgery. Our members share experiences, knowledge, and stories and talk to forum staff about their specific needs. Along with information and education, our members receive...
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    How to register on the BoneSmart forum

    There are several ways to register on the BoneSmart forum. On the BoneSmart.org homepage you will find this tab: Click on the “Log In” button and a drop down menu will appear asking if you have an account. Click “No” and then the “Sign Up” button. A second option on...
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    Where to post and moving around the BoneSmart forum

    Once you have registered on BoneSmart the next step is choosing the right category to post in. You can see all the options on the HOME page. The BoneSmart Reference Library Our reference Library is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about preparing for surgery, recovery, nutrition...
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    Forum etiquette - being polite when posting

    We make every effort to keep BoneSmart a pleasant, positive environment so all members are comfortable within our community. Some "do's and don'ts" for posting are included in our forum rules, but a little more detail is provided here. Read and abide by the forum rules BoneSmart has...
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    Helpful information about links in the toolbars

    The toolbars at the top of every page contain short cuts to all areas of BoneSmart. Knowing what each of the links does will help you navigate the forum more efficiently. Links in the dark blue toolbar Knee, Hip, Shoulder, and Other Joints links. The dark blue toolbar (1) has short cuts...
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    Changing your password

    It is always a good idea to change your password on BoneSmart periodically for your own security. This is done with a link that's available in your Profile Menu. The link to your profile information is located on the right side of the blue toolbar at the top of the page. The link shows your...
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    Starting a new thread and posting

    You must be a registered BoneSmart member and logged in to the forum to start a thread. Guests who are not registered are only authorized to read threads and posts and may not comment. There are areas on the forum where posting is not permitted. So when you're ready to start a thread, be...
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    Finding another member’s threads and posts

    If you want to find another member's threads or posts, start by clicking on their user name in their profile box to the left of any of their posts. This will take you to their profile summary. Click on the arrow next to the “Find” button. This will open a drop down menu. For a list of...
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    How can I find my threads and posts?

    There are a couple of ways you can find categories of threads on the forum. You are able to use links in the main forum toolbars at the top of the screen to quickly access certain types of threads: your own threads, threads with your posts in them, and watched threads. You can also use links...
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    How can I change my preferences or profile information?

    If you hover your mouse over your Username in the blue toolbar at the top of the page, a drop down menu will appear: Click on “Preferences” and you will be taken to a page that allows you to set up the options for email alerts including what type and how often, how you interact with content...
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    Adding an avatar (image) to your profile

    An 'avatar' is the small picture that appears above your name on your posts. When you register on BoneSmart, the system automatically assigns an "Initial" avatar to your account that appears in your profile box to the left of every post you make. But you can change it to something a lot...
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    How to create a signature

    What is a signature? Your signature is contained in a panel at the bottom of every one of your posts. It has your username, which the system automatically places in the block when you register. But it's an important place to document other pertinent information. Here on BoneSmart, we require...

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