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Professional Organisations


In this section you will find details of professional organisations with an interest in articular cartilage injury prevention, repair and rehabilitation.


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International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS). ICRS is a forum for international collaboration in cartilaginous tissue research by bringing together basic scientists and clinical researchers engaged or interested in the field of cartilage biology and cartilaginous tissue engineering. ICRS has as the ultimate goal the stimulation of education and research within the field of cartilage repair through regular meetings, skills courses, publications and other forms of communication.


The Cartilage Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit corporation in an effort to collectively further the treatment and outcomes of cartilage restoration procedures.


The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a national organization of orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine, including national and international sports medicine leaders. The AOSSM works closely with many other sports medicine specialists and clinicians, including family physicians, emergency physicians, pediatricians, athletic trainers and physical therapists, to improve the identification, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.


European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). ESSKA is the leading professional organisation of its kind in Europe. The society was founded in 1984.


International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). ISAKOS was established to develop, support and promote charitable, scientific and literary works that disseminate and further the increased knowledge of arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.


Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS). The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) is an organization dedicated to advancement of orthopaedic research. The ORS carries out this mission through education in research, dissemination of research knowledge, advocacy for increasing of resources for research, and increasing awareness of the importance and impact of such research on orthopaedic patients and the public.