About AO Trauma

AO Trauma is the world’s largest global trauma and orthopedic community fostering excellence in the surgical management of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

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Who we are

We are the world's largest specialist community, improving patient care in the field of musculoskeletal trauma.

What we do

Read about our history, the AO mission, and our key activities in the field of musculoskeletal trauma.


Familiarize yourself with the governance structure of AO Trauma and meet our team.

Our key activities

AO Trauma education

AO Trauma is committed to improving patient care through high-quality education.

AO Trauma research

Explore funding opportunities, research fields, learning tools, and more.

AO Trauma membership

Explore what AO Trauma membership offers you, expand your network and make friends for life.

AO Trauma by the numbers


More than 450 AO Trauma events worldwide (incl. ORP)


More than 5,000 AO Trauma faculty members


More than 8,500 AO Trauma members


290 granted Fellowships

AO Trauma news

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Kodi Kojima’s thoughts on AO Trauma

“AO Trauma offers you the opportunity to continually enhance your skills and knowledge through our expert education programs.”

Kodi Kojima, AO Trauma International Board Chairperson