AHHKS Platinum Sponsorship

Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy.

AAHKS is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, USA with over 3,400 members in the United States, Canada and 37 other countries. Members are orthopaedic surgeons who perform hip and knee replacement surgery – known as hip and knee arthroplasty or total joint replacement surgery.

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation

Founded in 1969, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 2,200 orthopaedic surgeons in the US and abroad who specialize in surgical and medical care of the foot and ankle.

The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that advances the mission of the AOFAS by funding and promoting essential education, research, and humanitarian endeavors. With generous contributions from individuals and industry, the Foundation supports the AOFAS in growing the specialty.

DJO® is proud to fund the highly competitive annual Traveling Fellowship Program, in which selected young members, from around the globe, attend the AOFAS Annual Meeting and travel to leading institutions of foot and ankle care and research.


The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was formed in 1991 to fill a void that has existed in sports medicine from its earliest beginnings. The Founders, most recognized and expert sports medicine specialists, realized that while there were several physician organizations which supported sports medicine, there was not a forum specific for primary care non-surgical sports medicine physicians.


Athletic Trainers are continuing to make a difference in healthcare. One of the fastest growing areas for Athletic Trainers is in the Physician Practice setting. Athletic Trainers in this setting have requested educational opportunities focused on their area of practice. The need for specialized education for athletic trainers in the physician practice lead to the development of the Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Society.

USA Surfing

DJO®, a leading provider of medical technologies designed to get and keep people moving, is a proud partner of USA Surfing (USAS). As the official sports medicine sponsor, DJO will have an active role in helping USAS Athletes with injury prevention or in the recovery process.

USA Surfing is recognized by the International Surfing Association and National Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for surfing in the United States, to promote athlete health and safety as the sport gains popularity. USAS is focused on improving competition standards, hosting national events, and encouraging youth development.

US Lacrosse

DJO® has been named as the Official Sports Brace of USA Lacrosse & the U.S. National Teams.

DJO®, Inc. is a medical device company that produces a variety of orthopedic products for rehabilitation, pain management and physical therapy, and provides advanced protective and preventive technologies to the world’s most elite athletes.

As part of the partnership, Team USA players will wear DJO® brand bracing and durable goods products exclusively, and receive medical treatments through the use of state-of-the art equipment.

Collaboration on injury prevention research will also be among the priorities of the partnership.

US Ski, Snowboard and FreeSkiing

The U.S. Ski Team has selected DJO&reg as their official medical supplier and exclusive knee brace provider. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, skiers are prone to knee, thumb, hand and head injuries.


DJO® is proud to be a Platinum Elite Corporate Partner with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). AOSSM is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries in individuals of all ages and abilities.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research. OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility, and is the premiere orthopaedic organization funding research across all specialties.

Texas A&M University Geoservices

Texas A&M University Geoservices offers direct access to the latest cutting edge research on geocoding, address parsing, normalization and standardization, and open source geospatial mapping and visualization.

Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society

The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) is a professional association whose members are the athletic trainers of the National Football League.


The International Ski Federation - Fédération Internationale de Ski, Internationaler Ski Verband - is abbreviated in all languages as FIS. The organization was founded on Feb. 2, 1924, during the first Olympic Games in Chamonix, France with 14 member nations. Today 110 National Ski Associations (one currently suspended) comprise the membership of the FIS.

Justin Sportsmedicine Team

The Justin Sportsmedicine Team has selected DJO® as an official medical supplier.

From its modest beginnings from the back of a pickup truck at 10 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeos and just 775 contestants treated in 1981, the Justin Sportsmedicine Team currently provides service to over 125 PRCA rodeos annually, while treating some 6,000 rodeo related injuries and illnesses.

Bull riding has been the event in which most athletes are injured, followed by bareback riding and saddle bronc riding.

The knee is the most often injured anatomical site in calf roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and among bullfighters/clowns. The majority of these injuries involve running, planting the foot or landing on the ground. Bull riders are more likely to sustain injuries to their head or face, commonly from colliding with the head or horns of the bull. Bareback bronc riders injure their shoulders, hands and elbows, in that order, because of the tremendous stresses on the riding arm.