AO Sports

Gold-standard AO education on the surgical treatment of sports injuries and other soft-tissue conditions around the joint

With more than 60 years of shaping the future of medical education and a worldwide network of expert trauma and reconstructive surgeons, the AO—with its latest initiiative, AO Sports—is responding to the significant global need for unbiased education in sports medicine.

Taking a leadership role in the delivery of sports medicine education is a natural for the AO, which is constantly evolving to better meet the needs of its global network. Today, that includes providing gold-standard education on the surgical treatment of sports injuries and other soft-tissue conditions around the joint; surgical treatment of these conditions is closely related to classic orthopedic and trauma surgery—two specialties for which AO surgeons’ expertise is renowned.


Updates from AO Sports

AO Sports at the AO Davos Courses 2021

At the AO Sports debut at the AO Davos Courses 2021, AO TV spoke to Drs Mauricio Kfuri, Jim Stannard, and Yves Acklin about the importance of soft tissue-healing around the knee. Watch the discussion with a focus on “the knee as an organ.”

Who we are

James Stannard

Jim Stannard, Chairperson

James P. Stannard, MD, is a clinician-scientist with an active orthopedic surgical practice. Along with his busy medical practice in Columbia, Missouri, United States, he holds advanced leadership roles across the University of Missouri academic health system, including chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hansjörg Wyss Distinguished Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, and medical director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, where he is chief medical officer for procedural services.

Shoulder task force

Martin Jaeger

Martin Jäger

Head of Shoulder surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery University Hospital
Freiburg, Germany

Amon Ferry

Amon Ferry

Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine, Arizona Sports Medicine Center
Scottsdale, United States


Shiyi Chen

Shiyi Chen

Chair, Orthopedic Sports Medical of Huashan Hospital, Fudan University
Shanghai, China


Knee task force

M Kfouri

Mauricio Kfuri

Orthopedic surgeon, University of Missouri Health Care
Columbia, United States


Y Acklin

Yves Acklin

Site manager, Bethesda Spital, and team leader, sports/knee orthopedics, University Hospital Basel
Basel, Switzerland


Jiwu Chen

Jiwu Chen

Senior consultant, executive director of sports medicine, Raffles Hospital
Shanghai, China


Principles task force

James Stannard

Jim Stannard

Chairman, University of Missouri Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Columbia, United States


Ch Katthagen

Christoph Katthagen

Senior physician, Universitätsklinikum Münster
Münster, Germany


Seth Sherman

Seth Sherman

Orthopedic surgeon, Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic
Redwood City, United States


Saeed Al Thani

Saeed Al Thani

Orthopedic surgeon, Orthocure Medical Center
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Discover our recorded webinars

Click on the previews below to open the recordings in a new window. To watch the videos, registration—but no payment—is required.

AO Sports Webinar—Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Instability (English)

AO Sports Webinar—Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Instability (Mandarin)

AO Sports Webinar—Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Tears

AO Sports Webinar—How I Treat a Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

How I Manage Recurrent Instability after a Labral Repair—From Revision Repair to Arthroscopic Glenoid Reconstruction with Distal Tibial Allograft

2022 AO Sports activities

Rimasys World Surgery Tour

Stopp Sports

DKOU 2022

October 25–28, Berlin, Germany

Gallery of AO Sports activities

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