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OrthoPedia Patient

OrthoPedia Patient, formerly known as OrthoIllustrated, is an online educational resource for patients who want to learn about minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries and sports medicine. The website features high-quality animations of various injuries and surgical techniques and acts as an informative visual resource for surgeons to share with their patients. Plus, the Surgeon Finder makes it easy for patients to locate surgeons who perform these procedures.

OrthoPedia Patient is just one of the innovative tools that Arthrex uses to fulfill its corporate mission of Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. As a leading global orthopedic medical device company, Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and developed more than 10,000 products and surgical procedures to advance orthopedics worldwide.

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AAOS – American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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 continuing medical education (CME) courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC), and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.


AOSSM – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. As a 501c3 medical professional society, our promise to keep you in the game is defined by our culture and core values, including:

  • Quality Patient Information – The cornerstone of our patient outreach
  • Teamwork – We lead through example and mentoring
  • Integrity – We advocate and emulate high ethical conduct in all that we do
  • Transparency – We embrace open, two-way dialogue with our members
  • Scientific Excellence – We pursue rigorous evaluation of our programs
  • Innovation – We develop new ideas in all aspects of our work

AANA – Arthroscopy Association of North America

The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) is an international professional organization of more than 5,000 orthopaedic surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field of minimally-invasive orthopaedic surgery to improve patient outcomes. We endeavor to be up-to-the-minute, free of commercial bias, and to curate the most relevant information for our members and customers.

AANA is incorporated as a non-profit organization and is governed by an elected Board of Directors comprised of 13 Active Members. Our programs, products and services are driven by 21 committees of members and executed by a full time staff of 14 professionals.

Our Education Foundation has raised over $1 million to support AANA’s mission of advancing the field of arthroscopic surgery and improving patient outcomes.


ICRS – International Cartilage Repair Society

The ICRS is the main forum for international collaboration in cartilaginous tissue research and joint preservation. Recognizing that there is a continuum from cartilage injury to degenerative joint disease we bring together basic scientists, clinical researchers, physicians, other healthcare providers and members of industry, engaged or interested in the field of articular biology, its genetic basis and regenerative medicine. We seek to improve our patients´ quality of life, decrease their disability and reduce the impact of degenerative joint disease on healthcare systems worldwide by preserving joints and maintaining function.” The Society has currently 1300 active members from 65 countries. The purpose of ICRS is charitable: The society envisages the scientific research and the exchange of knowledge among physicians, scientists, patients and researchers of the industry in the field of Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation. To serve its purpose, the society organizes international educational meetings, publishes a scientific journal and provides a universal internet platform.


AOA – American Orthopaedic Association

The AOA equips orthopaedic surgeons with knowledge and skills necessary to lead effectively in the ever-changing landscape of the health care environment. Through its diverse constituency of orthopaedic leaders, the AOA focuses on leadership, academic, and critical issues associated with the specialty.


AAOP – American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics

The Academy is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and research for the orthotic and prosthetic profession, providing professional resources, continuing education, and advocacy to enhance the skill level and awareness of orthotic and prosthetic professionals.


AAHKS – American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, advocacy, research and outreach. We are committed to access for all to the highest quality hip and knee care, as well as to our core values of inclusivity, volunteerism, life-long learning, integrity, proactivity, professionalism and humanitarianism. AAHKS has a membership of over 4,600 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.


AOFAS – 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.


ASES – 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 forum 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 over 1300 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.


ASSH – American Society for Surgery of the Hand

ASSH has over 3,800 members from around the globe, including orthopaedic, plastic and general surgeons, and various allied health care professionals. Members and volunteers work to improve the care of hand through research, education and exceptional service to our members.


ASOP – American Society of Orthopaedic Professionals

The mission of the American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP) is to enrich the quality of health care delivered by orthopedic technologists and to further promote the professional advancement of the orthopedic technology profession as a whole through continuing education and certification.


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