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AAOS Annual Report


Over the last three years, the world faced unprecedented challenges that impacted AAOS Members and their patients. Working with leadership, volunteers and staff, AAOS increased its efforts to listen to one another’s diverse perspectives, advocate for issues that affect the musculoskeletal community and pave the way for the future of the profession. 

The 2022 Annual Report details the many achievements of the Academy over the last year and demonstrates the power and dedication of the orthopaedic community when working together. 

2022 Highlights and Accomplishments

  • The staggered launch of the Resident Orthopaedic Core Knowledge (ROCK) Program 
  • A successful reunion of over 15,000 members of the orthopaedic community at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago 
  • A record-breaking 277 attendees at the AAOS/AANA/AOSSM Sports Medicine Course 
  • The raising of $3.4 million by the OrthoPAC during the 2022 election cycle 
  • 788 letters written to policymakers during Orthopaedic Advocacy Week 
  • The passing of the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, reducing the hassle of prior authorization approvals 
  • The launch of the AAOS Membership App 
  • The streamlining of the AAOS membership categories 
  • The completion of the AAOS Leadership Institute by nearly 140 members 
  • Significant increases in both female and underrepresented minorities holding positions on the AAOS Board of Directors 
  • The introduction of the AAOS IDEA Grant, which has already awarded $300,000 to those promoting diversity, equity and access within orthopaedics 
  • The hosting of the sold-out, second annual Biologics Symposium 
  • Surpassing 3.3 million procedures submitted to the AAOS Registry Program 
  • A partnership with PatientIQ to provide institutions to provide a seamless and simple experience for collecting and submitting outcomes data to the Fracture & Trauma Registry 
  • And more!