The new myAO is now available: your digital gateway to expertise, education, and innovation
myAO app—designed for surgeons and by surgeons
Opening the doors to Europe’s first specific pathogen free sheep flock at the AO Research Institute Davos
The long-awaited SPF facility is open and ready to move 24 SPF sheep free of specific pathogens, into their new safe, spacious, and highly protected living quarters in Davos which will be enlarged to a flock of over 200 SPF sheep.
Voices for change: celebrating diversity within the AO
David Hamlar: my AO Access journey
Distraction osteogenesis for bone reconstruction and limb lengthening
Register now for AO Davos Courses 2021
November 28–December 10, 2021
The annual AO Trustees Meeting 2021 took place in Davos, Switzerland
The AO key was handed over from Robert McGuire to Florian Gebhard
AO Annual Report 2020Advancing the AO mission in a year out of the ordinary
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.
Years of scientific advances
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AO Technical Commission approved solutions 2009-2019
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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 660,000 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 660,000 surgeons and ORP have participated in AO courses in over 124 countries.