Our Mission

The Mission of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons is to support the ethical practice of evidence-based, high quality, cost-effective, shoulder and elbow care.

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is the premier association comprised of shoulder and elbow surgeons. Please visit our members-only section to update your information, see your current and past orders, and access members-only related materials.

ASES holds one closed meeting per year, open to only ASES members. Please visit our meetings page for more information.

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is the premier association comprised of shoulder and elbow surgeons.  If you have questions on how to become a member of ASES, please contact us at ases@aaos.org.

ASES hold at least one meeting a year open to members and non-members alike.  Please visit our meetings page for more information.

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is devoted to the continuing education of physicians.  Please visit our Physician Education page for more information.

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The JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA), now published by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS), will be available at no cost to PAs, NPs and all orthopaedic care team members for 2016. Register now and you will also get complimentary access to JBJS Reviews, with comprehensive, objective, and authoritative review articles written by recognized experts.

We promote excellence in musculoskeletal education and contribute to the highest standards for patient care through interdisciplinary collaboration and communication across the care team. Register here and activate your access to these important resources, specialty announcement updates and salary data reports.

JBJS views 2016 as a building year, planning to apply the same editorial standards of JBJS to JOPA’s articles and research information and use this vehicle to gather feedback and issues concerning professional orthopaedic healthcare communities. We have implemented a writing incentive program to recruit authors to submit articles, case studies and videos for consideration to the editorial board for JOPA. Information is available here (please feel free to incorporate links below where appropriate).

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Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons have recently developed the Arthroscopy Self-Assessment Program (ASAP) Version III – Shoulder and Elbow. This web-based Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam is available to any surgeon interested in testing his/her strengths and weaknesses in the clinical and practice management areas of orthopaedic and shoulder and elbow medicine. More information and registration details are available at the AANA ASAP. 

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is devoted to the education of patients.  Please visit our Patient Education page for our patient educational resources.