Research Appropriations and Patient Advocacy

The orthopaedic community works to raise awareness of the chronic, debilitating, and costly musculoskeletal diseases and disorders afflicting our nation and to request continued support for musculoskeletal research. It is imperative that the orthopaedic community educate members of Congress about the need for increased musculoskeletal research funding in order to improve the quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.

Recent News

Important Resources

  • Research Capitol Hill Days - the AAOS sponsors this annual event in which physicians, researchers, and patients travel to Washington, DC, to visit their representatives and discuss the need for increased federal funding of musculoskeletal research.
  • Extremity War Injuries - the AAOS has partnered with the Society for Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) since 2006 in this annual symposium series, which serves to define current knowledge and identify future research directions regarding management of extremity trauma.
  • Unified Research Agenda

Comment/Congressional Letters

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