Who we are

AO Trauma is part of the AO and is the largest global group of dedicated orthopedic and trauma surgeons, researchers, and ORP striving for excellence and volunteering for a common goal.

The AO mission statement

“Our mission is promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.”

AO Trauma: our history

AO Trauma: our value statements

  1. AO Trauma is the world’s largest independent trauma and orthopedic community and organization.
  2. We educate surgeons, researchers, and ORP.
  3. We conduct and fund clinical and translational research.
  4. We offer membership to a prestigious global network that provides members with rich opportunities for dialogue, knowledge-sharing, professional development, and collaboration across the AO Trauma community worldwide.
  5. We aim to strengthen and enrich our contributions to the entire orthopedic trauma community, and further develop our membership by providing great support, so that we can make a significant impact to improve patients’ lives.

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

What we do

Read about our strategy, and our key activities in the field of musculoskeletal trauma.


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