AO North America is a close community of surgeons that teach and mentor colleagues on techniques for the betterment of patients.


Founded in 1992, AO North America is a regional entity of the AO Foundation. AO North America began as a small group of surgeons with a passion for teaching and for promoting excellence in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with special focus on meeting North American needs and opportunities. Their dedication, unwavering commitment, and remarkable camaraderie laid the foundation for the development of the high quality education activities and programs for which AO North America is known today.