Each year, the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) confronts
stimulating and controversial issues to enhance the quality of
musculoskeletal health care through the recognition and provision
of leadership in the acquisition and dissemination of relevant
knowledge, skills and attitudes.
The AOA takes leadership on a range of controversial issues
facing the orthopaedic specialty. Recent projects have included:
In 2005, the AOA began to
develop a response to the major public health problem,
fragility fractures, identified in the 2004 US Surgeon General
Report. Find out more about Own the Bone.
Taking leadership, the AOA brokered
interest and agreement on the principles of a fellowship match. It
engaged with groups with the authority to enforce a match to
actively pursue the project. AOA members have and will continue to
play leadership roles in seeing the fellowship match through.
Programs and Sub-specialty associations are now primarily
responsible for match development and enforcement.
Institute of Medicine (OIOM)
OIOM's overall objective is to
provide focused, in-depth, unbiased education, information, and
recommendations on issues critical to:
- the profession of orthopaedics
- the care of patients with musculoskeletal disease or
- other disciplines/specialties and/or health care providers
Find out more about OIOM.