Journals and Clinical Resources


AAOS has a long, rich history as a leading publisher of relevant orthopaedic surgery journals and publications. Through our publishing endeavors, the Academy gives members timely information to remain up-to-date with clinical knowledge, practice management, industry news and legislative issues that impact the orthopaedic surgery profession.

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)  This renowned, peer-reviewed journal presents articles that critically evaluate and synthesize current information on the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions and document the current state of orthopaedic practice. Available free as a benefit of membership.

JAAOS Research, the green section published every month in JAAOS, offers balanced, clinically focused original scientific research and case reports. JAAOS Research allows the Academy to focus on the changing needs of its worldwide membership and the global scientific community. 

JAAOS Global Research & Reviews—the “Blue Journal”—is the official Open Access, peer-reviewed international journal of the Academy. It offers articles of particular interest to the orthopaedic community worldwide. 

AAOS NowThis monthly publication focuses on the most current knowledge and insights regarding the business and practice of orthopaedic surgery. (Emeritus Members pay $75/year for print copies of both JAAOS and AAOS Now.)

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®) brings you the latest peer-reviewed clinical and basic research, as well as informed opinions via commentaries and author interviews, that shape today’s orthopaedic practice—across all aspects of musculoskeletal research, diagnoses, and treatment. 

Headline News Now. An indispensable news resource, disseminated three times a week. Keep up-to-date on news items of particular interest with short summaries of breaking news stories and links to more detailed information.

Clinical Resources

Evidence-based medicine ensures that clinicians and patients benefit from the best practices that drive the best outcomes. AAOS evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are developed by multidisciplinary development groups conducting systematic reviews of published scientific and clinical information and studies, resulting in guidelines reflecting the most accepted approaches to treatment.

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice GuidelinesAAOS multidisciplinary guideline development groups construct clinical practice guidelines to provide evidence-based recommendations for current orthopaedic diagnostic, treatment, and postoperative procedures.

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). Appropriate use criteria (AUC) provide treatment recommendations on a patient-specific level using evidence from AAOS clinical practice guidelines, along with clinician expertise and experience.

Clinical Performance Measures.  It is crucial that orthopaedic surgeons retain a leadership position in defining quality of orthopaedic care. Through the Performance Measures Committee, AAOS is leading the development of orthopaedic quality measures.

Patient Safety Resources.  The Patient Safety Committee interacts with governmental and private organizations such as the Joint Commission (TJC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop programs and materials that increase safe practices in orthopaedics.

Outcomes Instruments. These instruments, developed in collaboration with orthopaedic specialty societies and related organizations, collect patient-based data for use in clinical practices to assess the effectiveness of treatment regimens and in musculoskeletal research settings to study the clinical outcomes of treatment.