For Patients & the Public

The AAOS offers a wide range of informational resources for patients and the general public. 

  • OrthoInfo is the Academy’s premier patient education resource that contains more than 400 articles on a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and healthy living topics.
  • Public awareness efforts increase understanding of musculoskeletal conditions, treatments, and injury prevention, and the orthopaedic surgeon’s role in providing the highest quality patient care. Previous efforts have focused on injury prevention, patient safety, sports injuries, distracted driving, and many others.
  • US Bone and Joint Initiative is a resource to improve prevention of bone and joint disorders, and the quality of life for those affected.

Learn more about orthopaedic surgeons and the conditions we treat, as well as our AAOS member directory and brand identity guidelines below.