AO Clinical Priority Programs

The Clinical Priority Program of the AO Foundation is an initiative to focus our research and development on issues relevant for the surgeon. As the AO Foundation mission is to improve the care of patients with musculoskeletal injury and disease, our research initiatives must also be directed at those issues that affect patient care. This program will allow the AO Foundation to achieve a greater impact in research and development by focusing its resources on areas of high clinical relevance. The priority program will guide the decisions in operations, partnerships, and our global network.


Current programs



Fracture Fixation in Osteoporotic Bone



Imaging and Planning of Surgery
Large bone defects
Critical size bone defects