Welcome to the Forum

The Orthopaedic Device Forum was established to permit regularly scheduled interactions among representatives of the scientific and clinical orthopaedic community, the FDA and other governmental agencies, and representatives of the industry related to musculoskeletal health and diseases. Such interactions are consistent with the intent of federal law. The first meeting was held in January of 1996 and evolved from discussions at a symposium in Chantilly, Virginia. The Orthopaedic Device Forum has been active in addressing a number of regulatory matters of significance to orthopaedics.

Member and Liaison Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
ASTM International
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Food and Drug Administration
National Institutes of Health
Orthopaedic Research Society
Orthopaedic Surgical Manufacturers Association

Mission Statement

The mission of the Orthopaedic Device Forum is to foster an environment of open communication among the scientific community, government, and related industry on orthopaedic issues of mutual interest.

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