For Allied Health Professionals

Caring for orthopaedic patients and treating musculoskeletal conditions is a team effort. The AAOS offers unique opportunities for learning alongside surgeons, as well as focused educational activities developed specifically for physician assistants, emergency medical responders, and other providers, through strategic partnerships.

Musculoskeletal Galaxy presented by AAPA and AAOS
June 24 – 26, 2021

PAs and NPs new to orthopaedics: This can’t-miss course has gone virtual for 2021! Build a well-rounded foundation of essential orthopaedic topics including injuries to the spine and extremities, musculoskeletal imaging, pediatric orthopaedics, infections, oncology, and more.

Your registration includes 3 days of live virtual sessions and the recordings, plus 13 additional self-paced sessions. The live-streamed sessions include interactive polling and Q&A with speakers. Self-paced sessions are available when the course begins and can be watched at your convenience. Earn up to 30 credits of AAPA Category 1 CME!

Registrants will have access to all recordings until June 30, 2022. Learn more and register!

Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, 5th edition 
New! AAOS members now receive a 30% discount!

A robust educational resource focused on how to evaluate and manage common musculoskeletal conditions. This text is used for immediate, point-of-care guidance in decision making and intervention and is a powerful educational product for many health professions dealing with the care of the musculoskeletal system. The easy-to-understand content and crisp presentation appeal to health care professionals and students. It is also a powerful tool to help educate patients regarding conditions and treatment. Now distributed through a special partnership between the AAOS and Jones & Bartlett Learning, an Ascend Learning Company, every new print copy of Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, Enhanced Fifth Edition includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access which unlocks a complete, interactive eBook with nearly 300 embedded procedure videos, new Skills Checklists to accompany videos in PDF format, and Home Exercise step-by-step instructions in PDF format.

The Sports Medicine Field Manual
This new, downloadable publication is a reference for on-site evaluation and management of athletic injuries and conditions, as well as education beyond the point of care. Developed in partnership with the AAOS, the National Athletic Trainers Association, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Sports Medicine Field Manual offers safe, accurate, and proven information on more than 50 topics.

Self-Assessment Examinations

Many of the AAOS self-assessment programs have been reviewed and approved, for a maximum of the designated number of AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits, by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Patient Education

Strengthen your patient education program with up-to-date, authoritative information peer-reviewed by AAOS members. is the Academy's patient education website. It offers hundreds of articles on conditions, treatments, and injury prevention.

Emergency Medical Services

The AAOS, in partnership with Jones & Bartlett Learning, offers a comprehensive collection of educational and training resources for emergency medical providers, from first responders to critical care transport paramedics.