About ORS

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ORS is the only international research society focused on orthopaedics and musculoskeletal care. For almost 70 years, the Society’s basic, translational, and scientific research has been used to treat patients with musculoskeletal disorders to ultimately enhance their quality and equity of care.

The ORS has 3,200 members worldwide, including engineers, biologists, clinicians, and students. Its mission is to accelerate musculoskeletal discovery to improve health, achieving a world without musculoskeletal limitations through research, education, community, and advocacy. The Society’s core values include: Excellence and Integrity; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Innovation and Impact; Respect and Accountability; Connection and Collaboration; and Education and Career Development.

The ORS exists to

Accelerate musculoskeletal discovery to improve health


A world without musculoskeletal limitations


  • Research
  • Education
  • Community
  • Advocacy

Adhering to our core values

  • Excellence & Integrity
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Innovation & Impact
  • Respect & Accountability
  • Connection & Collaboration
  • Education & Career Development


Strengthen the ORS as the hub for musculoskeletal research and increase its impact


Empower current and future ORS members with the knowledge and resources needed to thrive in a dynamic musculoskeletal research environment


Cultivate a diverse, inclusive and engaged ORS community by increasing access and opportunities 


To increase awareness and understanding of the burden of musculoskeletal conditions, the impact of research, and the importance of funding

Access the ORS digital flyer, designed to make sharing information about the ORS easier. Members can print the flyer for distribution at their institutions, events, or meetings, or simply send it electronically to colleagues, collaborators or anyone who could benefit from our services.