Below are links to organizations of interest to orthopaedic surgeons and their patients. It is not an exhaustive list and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery is not responsible for the content on these websites.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that sets standards for US graduate medical education (residency and fellowship) programs, the institutions that sponsor them, and renders accreditation decisions based on compliance with those standards.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Founded in 1933, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world.
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy.
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
The American Board of Medical Specialties works in collaboration with 24 specialty Member Boards to maintain the standards for physician certification.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The American Medical Association promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
The American Orthopaedic Association equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the health care environment.
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, founded in 1969, is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 2,200 orthopaedic surgeons (MDs and DOs) from the US and abroad who specialize in the care of patients with injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle.
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship, working closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is a society made up of leading national and international Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
The mission of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand is to advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners.
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
The goal of the Arthroscopy Association of North America is to promote, encourage, support and foster through continuing medical education functions, the development and dissemination of knowledge in the discipline of arthroscopic surgery.
Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS)
The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in clinical and research problems of the cervical spine.
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS)
The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society will advance the science of orthopaedic oncology and promote high standards of patient care through excellence in education and research.
North American Spine Society (NASS)
The North American Spine Society is a global multidisciplinary medical society that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster the highest quality, ethical, value- and evidence-based spine care for patients.
Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
The Orthopaedic Trauma Association is an organization dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and information regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 1200 surgeons, physicians, and allied health members passionately dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas.
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
Founded in 1966, the Scoliosis Research Society is the premier international society aimed at fostering optimal care for all patients with spinal deformities.