Join us in Davos from Dec 4–16 when the AO's world-leading faculty will deliver top-tier surgical education to participants from around the world.
Select from 21 courses offered by AO Trauma, AO Spine, AO CMF, AO VET, AO Recon, and AO Sports.
Latest release takes OSapp virtual osteosynthesis learning platform to a new level
Want to become a mentor or mentee?
The AO Access Mentor and Mentee Pathways is your chance to gain access to the AO Access Mentorship Program.
Investigating new Flexible, 3D-Printed Fracture Models
This new Strategy Fund-supported project represents a step forward for musculoskeletal education as well as surgical planning.
AO's support for our surgeons in Ukraine
Who we are
The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organization, a global network of surgeons, and the premier education, innovation, and research organization for the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
What we do
The AO's world-leading institutes drive development, innovation, and research, across the AO by delivering value-added products and services to the AO's clinical divisions, clinical unit, its global network of surgeons and operating room personnel, and to its partners. They produce new concepts for improved fracture care, deliver evidence-based decision making, guarantee rigorous concept and product approval, and ensure the timely and comprehensive dissemination of knowledge and expertise. Find out more about the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), the AO Innovation Translation Center, the AO's clinical research activities, and the AO Education Institute (AO EI).
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The AO has established specialty areas for trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary and reconstructive surgery. The AO clinical divisions and clinical unit continually redefine the state-of-the-art in their fields, maintaining activities in research, development, clinical investigation and education.
Since the AO was founded, more than 930,500 surgeons and operating room personnel have participated in AO courses to date in over 124 countries.
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Since the AO was founded, more than 930,500 surgeons and ORP have participated in AO courses in over 160 countries.
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