Why should I join AO Trauma? 

Explore our valuable member privileges

AO Trauma membership privileges

Gain access to exclusive educational content, networking and professional development opportunities, direct reference tools, and great career path opportunities for trauma surgeons, operating room personal (ORP), and researchers at every stage of their career.

As a member of our unique network, you will learn from and share knowledge with expert colleagues from around the world. Belong to the leading global orthopedic trauma community with a unique culture of surgeon leadership, camaraderie, volunteerism and mutual respect.

Benefit from AO Trauma's rich membership opportunities, share your passion, and help shape the future of AO Trauma.

Professional development

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AO Trauma fellowship

Explore unique opportunities to learn from renowned faculty and experience the AO Trauma spirit in one of our fellowship centers.

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Career development

Starting with the basic principles course through the faculty development path to engagement in AO Foundation’s governance activities.

Direct references and educational resources

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3-D anatomy software

Primal Pictures offers a detailed and accurate 3-D model of human anatomy designs for trauma and orthopedic specialists.

OPEN ACCESS during COVID-19 Pandemic

Videos and webinars

Browse through hundreds of online videos including course lectures, instructions for practical exercises, and best treatment options.

Members only

Books and e-books

Benefit from special offers and free access to selected AO titles.

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Explore the growing collection of our stand-alone online modules.

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Access to both online journals and evidence-based summaries.

More educational resources

Discover further educational resources and material designed to develop your competencies.

Connect and share

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Member directory

AO Trauma members have exclusive access to our global member directory that offers the ability to identify and locate colleagues.

Additional features for members


myAO is AO's digital network. You can connect, securely exchange knowledge with peers, and access leading clinical and scientific expertise.

What AO Trauma’s members say:

“The benefits are amazing. I improve my skills with recorded lectures to become a better surgeon.”

Fernando de la Huerta (MX)