AOSSM is the premier global, sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels.

Since 1972, AOSSM has been an elite society of individuals dedicated to the sports medicine community providing comprehensive care for preventing and treating sports injuries among athletes and active people of all ages and abilities. The Society has been the authority for identifying and establishing standards of excellence for healthcare providers, their practices, and their patients.

AOSSM is a trusted source among the profession for knowledge, skills, and continuing education. We ensure that practitioners advance their knowledge through a comprehensive portfolio of more than 200 online and in-person educational resources. We offer peer-reviewed, scholarly journals that reveal emerging trends and shape clinical decisions with evidence-based orthopaedic and surgical research, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), an undisputed sports medicine authority for orthopaedic surgeons.

We recognize and encourage the pursuit of knowledge and new solutions to improve the efficacy and availability of treatment options, techniques, and technologies by cultivating high-impact sports medicine research. Providing nearly $7 million in grants, awards, and think tanks, AOSSM’s comprehensive research agenda embraces well-defined strategic and operational goals to ensure transparency, communication, and flexibility for the development of new science.

AOSSM is a 501c3 medical professional society consisting of orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, researchers, and other related health professionals from the U.S. and around the globe.

Shaping the sports medicine community’s ethics, standards, and practice priorities, AOSSM ensures member voices and patients’ best interests are actively represented.

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