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About the Journal

Our peer-reviewed articles cover the expanse of orthopaedic medicine:

  • Research
  • Case Reports
  • Basic Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Trauma
  • Hip and Knee
  • Pediatrics
  • Spine
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Oncology

Research papers are critically evaluated to provide the results of carefully selected orthopaedic trials and clinical studies.  

Case reports offer the outcomes of pertinent, patient-specific interventions.


Standard review articles each present a balanced approach to the current state of knowledge on a topic of interest to practicing orthopaedic surgeons

Orthopaedic Advances articles give readers objective appraisals of recent or controversial techniques and new developments in orthopaedic surgery. 

On the Horizon From the ORS offers brief, quarterly updates on basic science research presented by the Orthopaedic Research Society. 

Summary articles highlight the critical elements in each of the Academy’s evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria as they are approved by the AAOS Board of Directors. 

Instructional Course Lectures encompass state-of-the-art information presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting.  

In addition, throughout the year, JAAOS offers many other benefits of interest to its readership, such as  

  • The annual address given by each incoming President of the Academy
  • Summaries of presentations made at of Extremity War Injuries symposia
  • Supplements of findings reported at symposia and conferences sponsored by the Academy and its Specialty Society partners.

Each month, JAAOS provides crucial information of the highest quality to assist the practicing orthopaedic professional.


JAAOS offers Online Exclusive publication for authors who wish to publish as soon as possible. There is no charge—and your article is published months in advance.

Just launched: JAAOS Global Research & Reviews – the Official Open Access Journal of the AAOS.

All features and sections of JAAOS and the JAAOS Research section will be covered. 

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