OrthoGuidelines is the home for AAOS quality products, such as clinical practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria. Users can navigate all guideline recommendations by orthopaedic disease, specialty, keyword, strength of evidence, and/or stage of care. The platform has been laid out with concise guideline and recommendation topics to aide in quick navigation, comprehension, and clinical use. Users can also search all AAOS recommendations, rationales, and appropriate use criteria with a single keyword search. The app provides evidence-based recommendations at the point of care to assist clinicians with clinical decision-making and clinician-patient discussions.

What’s New

Version 0.0.34

This release brings:
-improved interface for an enhanced user experience
-updated AAOS Guideline on the Management of Rotator Cuff Injuries
-updated AAOS Guideline on the Diagnosis and Prevention of Periprosthetic Joint Infection
-endorsed CPG/AUC from MSTS and AAHKS

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Orlando Bones ,

Easy to use, informative, and impactful

If you want the most up to date information from the experts based on available scientific evidence to support or discount a course of treatment for an orthopedic condition, this is the app to have in your coat pocket.

This is created and supported by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the leaders in musculoskeletal care that place patients first and use a thorough screening of all scientifically sound studies to support statements and the guidelines set forth. Enjoy!

afchen8888 ,

Educational for all

This is a fantastic app for anyone with questions about how to manage orthopaedic conditions. This can be used by orthopaedic surgeons, physicians treating musculoskeletal conditions and patients.

OrthoCal ,

Excellent pocket guidelines

Easy to use, handy app that provides valuable information that is concise and functional. Thank you!


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Mobile
36.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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