About us

A unique community with rich history, credibility, and passion for innovation, we provide lifelong learning opportunities for surgeons in North America.

Our mission and purpose

As a region within the AO, AO North America's mission is to further the goals of the AO Foundation in North America by promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

AO North America's purpose is to be a validated, credible resource for the continuous professional development of surgeons. We achieve this by creating a community that learns from and with each other.


See what our community members are doing to advance orthopedic surgery


Our educational activities align with best practices and guidelines established by ACCME and RACE


The formal leadership structure of AO North America and its bylaws, policies, and protocols

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