Our community

AO has established specialty areas for trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary and reconstructive surgery. The AO clinical divisions and clinical unit continually redefine the state-of-the-art in their fields, maintaining activities in research, development, clinical investigation, innovation, and education.

Serving your clinical needs


The AO brings together outstanding specialists in their fields. The AO community is a diverse network of highly talented individuals who share one common goal: improving patient outcomes. The AO surgeon network cooperate closely with those working in preclinical and clinical research, product design, quality control and innovation development.

This video explores one aspect of this cooperation, offering an insight into innovation research at the AO Research Institute Davos.


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Whatever your specialist area, the AO's resources offer you valuable support in enhancing your abilities, learning new skills, and responding to changing clinical needs.

Preclinical Services

AO Research Institute Davos activity reports

Get the latest on AO research innovation from the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI).

Experts' Symposia

Where outstanding minds come together in a robust process to improve available treatments.


Our study is a consensus process to improve research efficiency in Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy (DCM)

AO Davos Courses

A gateway to excellence in your field, find your AO at our flagship educational event.

Hans-Christoph Pape
“Advances in the surgical treatment of trauma have generated the need for more sophisticated RIA instrumentation. The new generation RIA device will allow surgeons to continue to improve outcomes in complex cases where patients require reaming and bone grafting.”

Hans-Christoph Pape, AO Technical Commission member

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