AO Recon—Joint preservation and replacement

AO Recon is a global network of orthopedic surgeons delivering best-in-class education in joint preservation and replacement.

It has been established to respond to rising numbers of arthroplasty and periprosthetic fracture cases and the increased need for specialized education and expert advice in this field.

As a clinical unit of the AO Foundation, AO Recon contributes to the AO's mission of promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

Since its foundation in 2014, the unit has organized over 100 events reaching more than 15,000 surgeons across the world with leading arthroplasty experts as faculty. In the future, AO Recon continues to rapidly expand its global reach and impact.


If you are interested in becoming a faculty member, please see the prerequisites and criteria and learn about the selection process. Applications can be submitted using this application form.

About the AO

The AO is a medically guided, not-for-profit organization, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organization specializing in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, today over 215,000 health care professionals are associated with the AO. Each year the AO offers more than 830 educational events around the world, which are supported by nearly 9,000 faculty and are attended by over 58,000 participants.

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