Patient Information - Advocacy

One in four Americans suffers from an impairment that impacts their ability to move. This can be devastating to people’s lives — impacting work, physical health and one’s family and social life. These patients deserve access to high-quality orthopaedic care so that they may return to gainful employment and/or a more productive, higher quality of life. Unencumbered access to orthopaedic care is key to ensuring that our workers, communities, and economy remain healthy and strong.

Interested in becoming involved in advocacy and making your voice heard? Read more about our advocacy issues online here. Other questions? Contact us by emailing dc@aaos.org or follow us on twitter at @AAOSAdvocacy.

Helpful Links

  • OrthoInfo- contains over 400 articles, videos, and animations about fractures, sports injuries, joint replacement and other orthopaedic topics written specially for patients and families. We also feature information on safety and injury prevention. All of our articles are written and peer reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons who are experts in their fields.

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