Foot & Ankle Resources

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.
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The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), founded in 1969, is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 2,100 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.

The Society’s organizational priorities are Education and Research.

The Focus:

  • Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Technology

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons specialize in the diagnosis,medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle, including bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves and skin. These surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
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Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

Mid-America is the regional orthopaedic society for orthopaedic surgeons in the following 20 states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

The mission of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association is to serve its members through outstanding educational and fellowship opportunities and to provide value-added services, at the annual meeting and throughout the year.
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The American Orthopaedic Association

Founded in 1887, the AOA was the first orthopaedic association in the world. The Association and its distinguished members were largely responsible for the development of orthopaedics as a discipline separate from general surgery. As the only orthopaedic association solely focused on leadership, the AOA demonstrates commitment to its mission through programming in leadership development, academic education, and on critical issues facing the entire specialty.Membership in the AOA blends action and honor. Orthopaedic surgeons who have made a significant contribution to orthopaedic leadership, academic education, research, and in the practice of orthopaedic surgery are selected for AOA membership. The AOA has over 1,500 members.
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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is the one foundation serving the entire orthopaedic community. Since 1955, the Foundation has raised nearly $95 million and holds a unique place in American medicine. OREF is a leader in supporting orthopaedic research to improve function, eliminate pain and restore mobility. Through gifts from orthopaedic surgeons, practice groups, medical centers, and industry we support research and education initiatives funded by OREF and by partner organizations.
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