International Women's Day for everyone—solutions for a surgeon's better life
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AO Surgery Reference unveils new periprosthetic knee content
AO Technical Commission Innovation PrizeThe Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) Task Force is recognized for their exceptional work developing the RIA 2
Digitally Enhanced Hands-on Surgical TrainingA new generation of hybrid surgical training tools
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Diversity plays a central role in the AO's future
The AO is committed to positive change in embracing diversity
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COVID-19: AO resources for surgeons
On this page, you will find links to the resources the AO is developing to meet the diverse needs that are emerging across our network.
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.
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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.