AO Trauma community

Our dedicated orthopedic and trauma surgeons, researchers, and operating room personnel (ORP) are striving for excellence and volunteering for a common goal. Join us and share your passion for trauma and orthopedics.


Cooperation, collaboration, and networking

AO Trauma is a prestigious global network that provides members with rich opportunities for dialogue, knowledge sharing, professional development, and collaboration across the AO Trauma community worldwide. Together, we are changing patients' lives and improving the effectiveness of trauma care worldwide.

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AO Trauma networking and development opportunities

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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.

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AO Trauma fellowships

AO Trauma offers globally over 250 fellowships per year.

Benefit from AO's professional development

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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.

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The organization with a heritage

Established 60 years ago to improve patient care worldwide. Continuously developed today for future generations of trauma surgeons.

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