Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

(ISSN: 1067-151X, 1940-5480)

Mission Statement

JAAOS is the #1 most-read journal in Orthopaedic Surgery (Source: Kantar Media Medical/Surgical Readership Data, December 2016).

Each issue of JAAOS includes peer-reviewed articles focused on clinical diagnosis and management. The Journal's mission is dissemination of knowledge to improve the care of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The Editorial Board selects articles that critically evaluate and synthesize current information on the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions and document the current state of orthopaedic practice. JAAOS includes review articles, techniques articles and practical video, original research articles, guideline summary articles, appropriate-use articles with accompanying case studies, Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) articles and editorials. AAOS offers JAAOS CME and MoC credit for 100-question examinations.

JAAOS is published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the world's largest medical association of 40,000 musculoskeletal specialists worldwide. JAAOS is provided to all members of the Academy as a benefit of membership. The Journal is also provided to residents in specified orthopaedic and osteopathic programs. JAAOS is available in print, online through, online search through the Ovid institutional database, and on itunes through an ipad app.

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