Regulatory Sciences

Biological Implants: The AAOS reviews and monitors scientific and regulatory developments in the field of implantable biologicals, tissue components, and combination biological/biomedical device products as they relate to orthopaedic surgery, care, and practice. The Academy’s Biological Implants Committee interacts with governmental, regulatory, and standard-setting organizations, as well as orthopaedic device manufacturers to promote the promulgation of safe and efficacious biological products for use in orthopaedics.


Biomedical Engineering: The AAOS provides resources its members and the public for scientific and regulatory developments in the field of biomedical engineering as they relate to orthopaedic surgery, practice, and patient care. The Biomedical Engineering Committee collaborates with regulatory bodies, governmental and standard-setting agencies, the orthopaedic industry, and the medical community to advocate for the development and availability of safe and effective orthopaedic medical devices.




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