Very different worldwide professions, general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and more specialized surgeons work together or not, having borderlines at very different levels or even no borderlines in practicing. For some questions you might find an answer in the surgeons chapter. You may search for subspecialties at the national websites, like for foot and ankle, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow, spine, paediatric, osteoporosis, sports medicine and others. You will find subspecialization very differently organized in different countries. 

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ISOCInternational Society of Orthopaedic Centers
 SICOTInternational Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology 
 SISSpine Intervention Society
AFRICAAOAAfrican Orthopaedic Association (disbanded)
EGYPTEOAEgyptian Orthopaedic Association
MAROCCOSMACOTSociété Marocaine de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologie
SOUTH AFRICASAOASouth African Othopaedic Association
AMERICAARGENTINAAAOTAsociación Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatología
ACAROAsociación Argentina para el Estudio de la Cadera y la Rodilla
BRASILIASBOTSociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
SBOT-SPSociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia – Regional São Paulo
CANADACOACanadian Orthopaedic Association
CHILESCHOTSociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Traumatologia
COLOMBIASCCOTSociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
ECUADORSEOTSociedad Ecuatoriana de Ortopedia y Traumatologia
LATIN AMERICASLAOTSociedad Latinoamericana d´Ortopedia y Traumatologia
MEXICOCMOColegio Mexicano de Ortopedia y Traumatología
FEMECOTFederación Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatología, A.C.
PARAGUAYSPOTSociedad Paraguaya de Ortopedia y Traumatologia
PERUSPOTRAUMASociedad Peruana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
PUERTO RICOSPOTSociedad Puertoriquena de Ortopedia y Traumatologia
URUGUAYSOTUSociedad de Ortopedia y Traumatología del Uruguay
USAAAHKSAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
 AAOSAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
 AAOMAmerican Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
 AOAAmerican Orthopaedic Association
ASSHAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
 AOSSMAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
 AOFASAmerican Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
ASESAmerican Shoulder And Elbow Surgeons
ASOPThe American Society of Orthopedic Professionals
LLRSLimb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society 
 ORSOrthopedic Research Society
OTAOrthopaedic Trauma Association
POSNAPediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
SRSScoliosis Research Society
VENEZUELASVCOTSociedad Venezolana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
ASIAASOAAsean Orthopaedic Association
APOAAsia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
APSSAsia Pacific Spine Society
CHINACOAChinese Orthopedic Association
HONG KONGHKOAHong Kong Orthopaedic Association
INDIAIOAIndian Orthopaedic Association
INDONESIAIOAIndonesian Orthopaedic Association
IRANIOAIranian Orthopaedic Association
ISRAELIOAIsrael Orthopaedic Association
JAPANJOAJapanese Orthopaedic Association
MALAYSIAMOAMalaysian Orthopaedic Association
MYANMARMOSMyanmar Orthopaedic Society
PAKISTANPOAPakistan Orthopaedic Association
SAUDI ARABIASOASaudi Orthopaedic Association
SINGAPORESOASingapore Orthopaedic Association
SOUTH KOREAKOAThe Korean Orthopaedic Association
TAIWANTOATaiwan Orthopaedic Association
THAILANDRCOSTThe Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand (RCOST) and Thai Orthopaedic Association (TOA)
TURKEYTOTBIDTürk Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Birligi Dernegi
AUSTRALIAAOAAustralian Orthopaedic Association
NZOANew Zealand Orthopaedics Association
EUROPEEFORTEuropean Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
EORSEuropean Orthopaedic Research Society
ESSKAEuropean Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
EUROSPINEEUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe
BELGIUMBVOTBelgische Vereniging voor Ortopedie en Traumatologie
SORBCOTSociete Royale Belge de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie
OTSABHOrthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeons Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina
BULGARIABOTABulgarian Orthopedics and Traumatology Association
DANMARKDOSDansk Ortopædisk Selskab
FINLANDSOYSuomen Ortopediyhdistys Ry
FRANCESOFCOTSociété Francaise de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologie
 GERMANYAEDeutsche Gesellschaft für Endoprothetik (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endoprothetik GmbH, section of DGOU)
BVOUBerufsverband für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
DGOOCDeutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie
DGOUDeutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
DVSEDeutsche Vereinigung für Schulter- und Ellenbogenchirurgie e. V.
EPRDEndoprothesenregister Deutschland
GREECEEEXOTΕλληνική Εταιρεία Χειρουργικής Ορθοπαιδικής και Τραυματολογίας
HUNGARYMOTMagyar Ortopéd Társaság
IRELANDIOAIrish Orthopaedic Association
ITALIASIOTSocietà Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia
LITHUANIALTODLithuanian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
NETHERLANDSNOVNederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging
NORWAYNOFNorsk Ortopedisk Forening
ÖSTERREICHÖGOOCÖsterreichische Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie
POLANDPTOiTrPolskie Towarzystwo Ortopedyczne i Traumatologiczne
PORTUGALSPOTSociedade Portuguesa de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
ROMANIASOROTSocietatea Romana de Ortopedie si Traumatologie (no website)
RUSSIAMIITORussian Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics
SERBIASOTASerbian Orthopaedic Trauma Association (no website)
SLOVENIASOTSSlovenská Ortopedická a Traumatologická Spolocnost (no website)
SPAINSECOTSociedad Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
SWEDENSOFSvensk Ortopedisk Förening
SWITZERLANDSOswiss orthopaedics
UKBOABritish Orthopaedic Association
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