About AO Spine

Advancing spine care worldwide

AO Spine is the only truly global academic spine community promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes.

Who we are

AO Spine is the world’s leading spine society, generating, distrib­uting, and exchanging knowledge to advance spine care through research, education, and community development.

What we do

AO Spine is the premier knowledge provider in the field of spine surgery and at the forefront of education and research.

Our organization

Familiarize yourself with our governance and get to know the people behind the scenes at AO Spine.

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AO Spine’s official scientific journal, fully open access, covering all areas of spine surgery.

AO Spine in numbers

AO Spine has 6,500+ members and a worldwide network of over 30,000 spine professionals.


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What our members say about AO Spine

“Being an AO Spine member gives me a world identity. It breaks down barriers and helps me seamlessly mingle with my peers across nations—discuss problems, share ideas, find solutions, and socialize and make long-lasting friendships.”

Abhay Nene (India), AO Spine Asia Pacific Board chairperson