AOA Celebrates 125 Years

Earliest orthopaedic association promotes and supports leadership

Jennie McKee

On Jan. 28, 1887, 14 physicians met in New York City to found the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the first organization devoted to orthopaedic surgery. The AOA—now 125 years old and approximately 1,550 members strong—continues to play a vital role in the specialty.

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