AHHKS Platinum Sponsorship

Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy.

AAHKS is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, USA with over 3,400 members in the United States, Canada and 37 other countries. Members are orthopaedic surgeons who perform hip and knee replacement surgery – known as hip and knee arthroplasty or total joint replacement surgery.

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation

Founded in 1969, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 2,200 orthopaedic surgeons in the US and abroad who specialize in surgical and medical care of the foot and ankle.

The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that advances the mission of the AOFAS by funding and promoting essential education, research, and humanitarian endeavors. With generous contributions from individuals and industry, the Foundation supports the AOFAS in growing the specialty.

DJO is proud to fund the highly competitive annual Traveling Fellowship Program, in which selected young members, from around the globe, attend the AOFAS Annual Meeting and travel to leading institutions of foot and ankle care and research.

U.S. Ski Team

The U.S. Ski Team has selected DJO Global, Inc. as their official medical supplier and exclusive knee brace provider. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, skiers are prone to knee, thumb, hand and head injuries.

U.S. Snowboard Team

The U.S. Snowboard Team has selected DJO Global, Inc. as their official medical supplier and exclusive knee brace provider. According to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, snowboarders have a higher potential for foot, ankle, and upper extremity injuries.

U.S. Freeskiing Team

In the early days of freestyle skiing the sport was named for the "free" and creative element introduced by athletes who resisted traditional alpine and nordic skiing. Competitions included an all-in-one-run event where skiers were judged on a run that included ballet, moguls and a spontaneous aerial maneuver.  Today the evolution of freestyle skiing is made up of six different disciplines; aerials, halfpipe, moguls, dual moguls, skicross and slopestyle. Each discipline is judged and scored to its own points list. Freestyle skiing was added to the Olympic program in 1992 for moguls, aerials in 1994, and skicross in 2010. Skiing halfpipe and slopestyle were added in 2014 Olympic Games.


DJO Global is proud to be a Platinum Elite Corporate Partner with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). AOSSM is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries in individuals of all ages and abilities.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research. OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility, and is the premiere orthopaedic organization funding research across all specialties.

Texas A&M University Geoservices

Texas A&M University Geoservices offers direct access to the latest cutting edge research on geocoding, address parsing, normalization and standardization, and open source geospatial mapping and visualization.

Foundation for Physical Therapy

The Foundation for Physical Therapy has honored DJO Global with the 2016 Premier Partner in Research Award. The award recognizes select organizations that have made generous and long-standing contributions critical to the success of the Foundation and its mission. DJO Global, in alignment with the company’s philosophy that ‘Motion is Medicine’, has been a strong partner for the Foundation, supporting physical therapy research and its Center of Excellence. Learn more.

Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society

The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) is a professional association whose members are the athletic trainers of the National Football League.


The International Ski Federation - Fédération Internationale de Ski, Internationaler Ski Verband - is abbreviated in all languages as FIS. The organization was founded on Feb. 2, 1924, during the first Olympic Games in Chamonix, France with 14 member nations. Today 110 National Ski Associations (one currently suspended) comprise the membership of the FIS.

Justin Sportsmedicine Team

The Justin Sportsmedicine Team has selected DJO Global, Inc. as an official medical supplier.

From its modest beginnings from the back of a pickup truck at 10 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeos and just 775 contestants treated in 1981, the Justin Sportsmedicine Team currently provides service to over 125 PRCA rodeos annually, while treating some 6,000 rodeo related injuries and illnesses.

Bull riding has been the event in which most athletes are injured, followed by bareback riding and saddle bronc riding.

The knee is the most often injured anatomical site in calf roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and among bullfighters/clowns. The majority of these injuries involve running, planting the foot or landing on the ground. Bull riders are more likely to sustain injuries to their head or face, commonly from colliding with the head or horns of the bull. Bareback bronc riders injure their shoulders, hands and elbows, in that order, because of the tremendous stresses on the riding arm.

Faces of DJOGlobal

DJO Global, Inc. helps athletes who become patients get back to being athletes.

Megan Rapinoe
U.S. Soccer Player
Olympic Gold Medalist

Hometown: Redding, Calif.
Injury History: Tore ACL in 2006; re-tore a year later
Protective Gear: DonJoy functional knee bracing and cold therapy

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 about Megan's story of injury and recovery.

Garrett McNamara
World Champion Big Wave Surfer

Birthplace: Pittsfield, MA

Hometown: Haleiwa, Hi

Injury History: Knee has popped three times since childhood

Protective Gear: Bilateral DonJoy Defiances

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