The American Orthopaedic Association is
comprised of a Community of Leaders who together confront
issues facing the specialty. Membership is gained through a highly
selective process. The AOA does not make physician referrals nor
does it offer advice or comment on specific patient cases.
The AOA and the Press
Typically, the AOA does not comment
publicly on clinical issues. The AOA does
comment publicly on high-level orthopaedic issues, specifically if
the topic has been addressed in a recent symposium.
Founded in 1887, The American Orthopaedic
Association is the oldest and most distinguished orthopaedic
association in the world.
Examples of stories the AOA does comment on
- The AOA's Own the Bone quality improvement program
- Effects of the aging baby boomer on the medical field
- Effective management of an orthopaedic department
- Academic education issues - 80 hour work week
Examples of stories the AOA does NOT comment on
- High heels as it relates to back pain
- Knee replacement techniques
- Individual studies
If you are uncertain if your story would be
considered for AOA comment, please contact AOA Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or