Many state and regional orthopaedic associations have stepped forward to endorse the Ortho-Preferred® program and have even incorporated the program into their member benefit packages.

Endorsing Associations and Societies

NYSSOS-logoThe New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (NYSSOS) is the premier organization representing the orthopaedic community in New York. The primary goal of the Society is to foster the development of optimal practice environments in which quality and efficacious orthopaedic care are provided. To promote the growth of the overall New York orthopaedic community, the NYSSOS acts on legislation and regulations that directly affect New York practices, coordinates meetings and events of educational interest to orthopaedic surgeons, and protects public interest by disseminating the most current studies relevant to the practice of orthopaedic surgery. Visit the NYSSOS website for more information.


Eastern Orthopaedic AssociationEastern Orthopaedic Association (EOA) - The Eastern Orthopaedic Association works to promote, encourage, foster and advance the highest quality and most cost effective practice of Orthopaedic Surgery for Orthopaedic Surgeons living in the Eastern region of the United States. They aim to provide an educational format for the free discussion and teaching of Orthopaedic methods and principles among Orthopaedic Surgeons and to establish a forum for practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons to advance their knowledge and awareness of new techniques, treatment methods and devices available for patient care, teaching and research through the most appropriate educational methods. Visit the Eastern Orthopaedic Association website for more information. 


Southern Orthopaedic AssociationSouthern Orthopaedic Association (SOA) - The Southern Orthopaedic Association was founded by a small group of dedicated Orthopaedists with a desire to establish a regional orthopaedic association for physicians living in the southern states of the United States. The SOA was founded in 1983 to serve its members and fulfill its mission of developing and fostering the art and science of medicine in the specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery. The association operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and education purposes, and foremost in this effort is the flagship Annual Meeting and the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Visit the Southern Orthopaedic Association website for more information.


Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA) - The Western Orthopaedic Association was established in 1932 and was the first Orthopaedic Society of its kind west of the Mississippi. Under the guidance of past and present leadership, WOA membership has grown exponentially. The mission of the WOA is to help ensure that people in the western region of the US receive high quality ethical care by providing Orthopaedists with education programs, opportunities to foster collegiality and ways to influence health policy. Visit the Western Orthopaedic Association website for more information. 


Alabama Orthopaedic Society (AOS) - The Alabama Orthopaedic Society is a medical education association, comprised of orthopaedic surgeons who are licensed to practice medicine throughout the state of Alabama and/or the United States. The purpose of the AOS is the advancement of orthopaedic surgery in all its phases. The Society has a strong mission focused on accomplishing goals in a variety of areas ranging from improving practice management and advocating for health care policy to both public and professional education. Visit the Alabama Orthopaedic Society website for more information.


Maryland Orthopaedic AssociationMaryland Orthopaedic Association (MOA) - The Maryland Orthopaedic Association (MOA) was organized as The Maryland Orthopaedic Society on May 14, 1966 by a group of Orthopaedic Surgeons whose vision was to establish a vehicle for continued education and fellowship among Maryland Orthopaedists and continuous improvement of the profession. This mission of the Maryland Orthopaedic Association is to encourage, promote, and advance the science and medical art and practice of Orthopaedic Surgery. Visit the Maryland Orthopaedic Association website for more information.


North Carolina Orthopaedic Association

North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA) - The North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA) is a statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the profession, representing patients’ interests and advancing musculoskeletal health. Through advocacy, education and public relations, the NCOA is committed to representing the best interests of Orthopaedic Surgeons and their patients. The mission of the NC Orthopaedic Association is to advance the science and practice of Orthopaedic Surgery through education and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners, with emphasis on overall quality Orthopaedic health care for the state of North Carolina. Visit the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association website for more information.


Is your association interested in endorsing the Ortho-Preferred® program? Call 1-877-304-5365  for more information.