The AOA created the Own the Bone Organizational Alliance to collaborate with other organizations in the shared mission of increasing awareness and improving the care of patients with osteoporosis and related fractures.

The Organizational Alliance is created out of a desire to recognize those contributions and joint efforts, and to forge cooperation around the objectives of the Own the Bone program wherever possible to improve the quality of life for patients who have suffered fractures. The AOA recognizes the critical need for involvement from a number of specialties and providers in resolving the osteoporosis treatment gap and values the substantial contributions of other providers and specialty organizations to the program.

Fragility Fracture Network

The FFN is a global organisation with a mission to optimise the multidisciplinary management of the patient with a fragility fracture, including secondary prevention.

  • To create a global network of national alliances of fragility fracture activists
  • To spread globally the best multidisciplinary practice and systems of care for managing fragility fracture
  • To ensure that every fragility fracture becomes an opportunity for systematically preventing further fracture
  • To promote research aimed at improving the quality of fragility fracture care
  • To generate political priority for fragility fracture care in all countries

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International Geriatric Fracture Society

Founded in 2012, the mission of the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) is to become recognized as the foremost international authority for collaboration on the delivery of evidenced-based patient-centered care for the treatment of geriatric or fragility fractures. The IGFS has membership opportunities available for physicians and facilities. The IGFS promotes research and education through our CME programs as well as our Journal, Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. In 2014 IGFS launched the CORE Certification program that recognizes Geriatric Fracture Care Programs that exceed key benchmarks in the delivery of geriatric fracture care.

For more information on the IGFS, visit their website:

International Osteoporosis Foundation

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) vision is a world in which people of all ages benefit from good bone, muscle and joint health, free of fragility fractures due to osteoporosis. The IOF’s mission is to promote the maintenance of bone, muscle and joint health as a worldwide priority.

For more information on the IOF, visit their website:

Capture the Fracture®

The IOF has developed a global campaign to facilitate the implementation of coordinated, multi-disciplinary models of care for secondary fracture prevention. IOF believes this is the single most important thing that can be done to directly improve patient care and reduce spiraling fracture related healthcare costs worldwide.

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International Society for Clinical Densitometry

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is an international nonprofit professional society linking multiple disciplines with an interest in bone mass measurement and assessment of skeletal integrity. The ISCD’s mission is to advance excellence in the assessment of skeletal health by: promoting education and a broader understanding of the clinical applications of bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies; assuring proficiency and quality in the assessment of skeletal health through certification and accreditation; supporting clinical and scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis; and promoting appropriate patient access to bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.

Currently, ISCD has approximately 4,000 members from a wide variety of medical fields, including Radiology, Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, OB/GYN, family practice and more.

For more information on ISCD, visit their website (

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world’s largest association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues. For more information, visit

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Established in 1991, the mission of AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, research and advocacy. AAHKS has a membership of over 3,700 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals. For more information, visit

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) mobilizes our dynamic community of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient care through education, research, and advocacy. As the premier global organization for foot and ankle care, AOFAS delivers exceptional events and resources for continuous education, funds and promotes innovative research, and broadens patient understanding of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. By emphasizing collaboration and excellence, AOFAS inspires ever-increasing levels of professional performance leading to improved patient outcomes.

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American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the world’s leading advocate for orthopaedic surgeons and health professionals who work to prevent and treat sports injuries among all levels of athletes and active people everywhere. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, promote emerging research and engage a community of sports medicine specialists to advance the science and practice of sports medicine.

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The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) is a professional, scientific, and medical society established to bring together clinical and experimental scientists who are involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. The ASBMR membership comprises basic research scientists and clinical investigators in bone and mineral metabolism and related fields along with physicians and other health care practitioners. ASBMR encourages and promotes the study of this expanding field through annual scientific meetings, two official journals (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and JBMR Plus), the Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, advocacy, and interaction with government agencies and related societies.

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The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Through educational programs and by encouraging research, the organization seeks to foster and advance the science and practice of shoulder and elbow care. The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international Orthopaedic Surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Through continuing medical education, the ASES Annual Meetings serve as a form where persons involved in this field of medicine can meet, discuss new ideas and present scientific material. The membership, which is by invitation only, currently consists of 1,217 members. The Society is an educational body responsible for development of scientific programs, for organization of current knowledge, for standardization of nomenclature and for publication of scientific materials.

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American Society for Surgery of the Hand

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) is the oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to the hand and upper extremity. Our mission is to advance the science and practice of hand and upper extremity surgery through education, research and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners. With more than 4,000 members, the Hand Society is growing every year. ASSH works to promote diversity and professionalism and strives for organizational excellence through a partnership between an enthusiastic and engaged membership and staff.

For more information regarding the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, please visit their website at

Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation

The Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.

Cervical Spine Research Society

The Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) is a multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in clinical and research problems of the cervical spine. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange and development of ideas and philosophy regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles.

For more information regarding the Cervical Spine Research Society, please visit their website at

Lumbar Spine Research Society

The Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) is a society that is dedicated to the free exchange of scientific information related to, and the surgical management of, disorders affecting the lumbar spine. The LSRS takes great pride in that our annual meeting is an industry-free meeting, it is purely scientific. Emphasis is placed on open discussion of academic research, as free as possible from commercial or regulatory bias.

Vision of the LSRS: Through the promotion and discussion of research we promote advancing our knowledge and understanding of the lumbar spine; its physiology, pathology, and treatment; in order to improve patient care.

For more information regarding the Lumbar Spine Research Society, please visit their website at

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that exists to enhance the lives and careers of orthopaedic nurses. Formed in 1980, NAON was designed to promote the highest standards of nursing practice by educating its practitioners, promoting research, and encouraging effective communication between orthopaedic nurses and other groups with similar interests. NAON Membership consists of more than 6,000 RNs, LPNs, LVNs, student nurses, and associate members from across the country and around the world who share an interest in musculoskeletal healthcare.

For more information, visit or call 800.289.NAON (6266).

North American Spine Society

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Orthopaedic Trauma Association

The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the public. The OTA is adaptable, forward thinking and fiscally responsible and is composed of a diverse world-wide membership who provide care and improve the knowledge base for the treatment of injured patients. OTA members provide worldwide leadership through education, research and patient advocacy.

To learn more about OTA, please visit their website at

Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery

Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS) is an organization created by and for physician assistants who are NCCPA certified and work in Orthopaedics. PAOS is an official specialty organization of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has an official Liaison with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. PAOS is dedicated to providing high quality programs to support its members in achieving a high level of knowledge in musculoskeletal health care through the physician/physician assistant team concept.


To provide a professional organization with a common direction for physician assistants who practice in Orthopaedics. Providing quality CME in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal health care. Provide a forum for interaction, and networking for information dissemination and job placement in Orthopaedics for physician assistants. Educate physicians and allied health professionals on physician assistant education, training, certification and changing legislation.

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California Orthopaedic Association

Established in 1976, the California Orthopaedic Association aims to protect an orthopedic surgeon’s right to practice quality musculoskeletal care by monitoring and taking an active role in legislative and regulatory issues impacting orthopaedic practice and their patients.

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Georgia Orthopaedic Society

The mission of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society (GOS) is to help Georgia orthopaedic surgeons provide quality care and lead rewarding professional lives. The Georgia Orthopaedic Society accomplishes its mission by:

  • Offering orthopaedic surgeons educational programs on clinical and practice management topics;
  • Conducting advocacy efforts on behalf of orthopaedic surgeons and patients;
  • Providing opportunities to foster personal and professional relations among orthopaedic surgeons; and
  • Promoting the specialty of orthopaedic surgery to the general public.

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Michigan Orthopaedic Society

The Michigan Orthopaedic Society (MOS) is the professional organization for orthopaedic surgeons in the state of Michigan. Representing over 600 physicians, the association strives to serve our orthopaedic professionals and to advance the highest quality musculoskeletal care through educational programs. The Michigan Orthopaedic Society participates in the legislative process by promoting the involvement of orthopaedic surgeons in grassroots advocacy efforts to promote public policies that ensure high quality care for our patients.

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Ohio Orthopaedic Society

Members of the Ohio Orthopaedic Society are dedicated to providing the finest in medical care for patients with musculoskeletal problems. They adhere to the highest ethical standards and practice orthopaedics in the most professional manner possible. Through continuing medical education and self improvement members are always striving to achieve excellence in quality orthopaedic care.

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Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico

Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico (OFNM) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 2000 to raise awareness of osteoporosis as a major public health concern, educate the public and healthcare professionals, and support research on osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease in New Mexico. The ultimate goal is to prevent fractures by reducing the osteoporosis treatment gap, the difference between those who could benefit from osteoporosis treatment and those who receive it.

The Santa Fe Bone Symposium is an annual forum devoted to advances in the science and economics of osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and assessment of skeletal health. This meeting is for healthcare providers, scientists, and researchers with a special interest in bone disease, and for bone densitometry technologists who seek a high level of knowledge in their field.

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Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society is the premier organization representing the orthopaedic community in the Commonwealth. Through continuing educational programs, legislative advocacy, and colleague networking we continue to serve our mission by refining our member’s ability to deliver quality orthopaedic care to their patients.

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Texas Orthopaedic Association

The Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) strives to assure the citizens of Texas excellence in musculoskeletal health by uniting orthopaedic surgeons and promoting the highest professional, ethical and moral standards. Learn more about us in this section.

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Virginia Orthopaedic Society


The Virginia Orthopaedic Society (VOS) will be the premier voice for musculoskeletal health care in the Commonwealth of Virginia, working to enhance the overall quality of orthopaedic care and to create a favorable environment for its delivery.

VOS Mission Statement

The Virginia Orthopaedic Society works to enhance its members’ ability to provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care possible through education and professional development while championing the interests of physicians and patients through its advocacy efforts.

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Western Orthopaedic Association


The Western Orthopaedic Association was established in 1932 and was the first Orthopaedic Society of its kind west of the Mississippi. Under the guidance of past and present leadership, WOA membership has grown to over 1,500 members.

Made up of volunteer member physicians, the Board of Directors is responsible for governing the Society and for establishing goals and setting priorities. In addition to the Board, both standing & ad-hoc committees address some of the most crucial challenges facing orthopaedic surgeons today while providing opportunities for members to become active participants in the work of the society.

The Western Orthopaedic Association is expanding its efforts to represent and provide services to orthopaedic surgeons in the west.


The mission of the Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA) is to help ensure that people in the western region of the United States receive high quality ethical care by providing orthopaedists with educational programs, opportunities to foster collegiality and ways to influence health policy.

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Wisconsin Bone Club

Wisconsin Bone Club (WBC) was established in 1995 by clinicians specialized in treating osteoporosis and bone disease from the Marshfield Clinic, Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin-Madison, with the intent of fostering a provider network and exchanging new information in the field. This has evolved to an annual meeting where a national/international expert is invited to speak along with regional experts. WBC has recently expanded to include a dedicated FLS focused group. WBC welcomes all interested health professionals in Wisconsin and beyond to join in this ongoing collegial networking and educational venue.

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