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Orthopaedics: Professional Organizations

A library guide highlighting orthopaedic surgery & research.

Professional Organizations 🥼🥼🥼🥼

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is an international group of more than 4,000 orthopaedic surgeons and clinicians who are committed to the advancement of minimally-invasive orthopaedic surgery.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Est. in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons. Its continuing medical education activities include an annual meeting as well as multiple CME courses held around the nation.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Est. in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, autonomous organization, the ABOS sets the educational standards for orthopaedic residents and evaluates the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.

American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)  
The AOA equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the landscape of the health care environment. The AOA focuses on leadership, academic, and critical issues associated with the specialty.

Association of Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeons (AOFAS)
Est. in 1969, The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is a medical specialty group comprised of more than 2,200 orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in the care of patients with injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle.

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Est. 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, advocacy and research.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
The AOSSM provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
The Mission of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is to support quality shoulder and elbow care through the ethical practice of leadership, medical education, research and quality, and patient advocacy.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Est. in 1946, The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) was established after World War II by a group of surgeons from the armed force to build upon the knowledge that they had gained while treating hand injuries.

Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in clinical and research problems of the cervical spine.

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
For over 30 years, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has been committed to preventing osteoporosis.

Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
The purposes of this ORS is to promote, support, develop and encourage research in surgery and musculoskeletal disease.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the public.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
To improve the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders through education, research, and advocacy.

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)
Promote professional development of and for women in orthopaedics throughout all stages of their careers.