External Resources


AO Foundation

The AO Foundation is a medically guided nonprofit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, AO today fosters one of the most extensive networks of currently more than 12,000 surgeons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over hundred countries.


Association for PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

AORN, Association for PeriOperative Registered Nurses, is a non-profit membership association that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. Click the Education tab on the AORN site to locate Free Continuing Education.


DePuy Synthes Advantage Program

Offering a suite of solutions to Hospitals, Surgeons, and Patients focused on clinical and economic outcomes.



DePuy Synthes Future Leaders Program

The DePuy Synthes Future Leaders Program provides structured education to support residents and fellows in a range of surgical specialties in hospitals throughout North America. Created based on interactions with program directors, attending surgeons, faculty, fellows and residents, the goal of the Resident Program is to help train new surgeons with tools that enhance the learning experience in the pursuit of surgical excellence.




Ethicon has a long history of medical innovation. Their surgical solutions (including sutures, staplers, energy devices, clip appliers, trocars, hemostasis products, and meshes) are used around the world to treat colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer, and obesity.