AO Research Institute Davos (ARI)

In its work to further the AO's mission, the AO Research Institute Davos' purpose is to advance patient care through innovative orthopedic research and development.
  • ARI supports the AO Technical Commission by investigating the performance of implants, instruments, and surgical procedures.

  • Developing new concepts for clinical applications/solutions.

Find ongoing and completed AO TC funded projects here >


Recent project reports from ARI:

Mechanical assessment of new continuous compression implants

Evaluating the effects of spreading on implant compression forces.

Locked lateral plating vs. tension band wiring in patella fractures

Investigating the biomechanical performance of the two methods used for fixation of simple and complex patella fractures.

Dynamic screw-suture stabilization system

Evaluating its performance in comparison to a suture-button stabilization of unstable syndesmotic injuries.

Helical plating

Provides well-balanced load sharing in laterally plated femoral defect fractures.