AO Surgery Reference Medical App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: AOFoundation

• The app will allow for the very first AOSpine material to be launched December 10, 2014. This is a major milestone in the AO Surgery Reference history.
• Additional CMF material will be made available for AOCMF members

Customer Ratings

All Versions:
30 Ratings



Gain easy access to the award-winning AO Surgery Reference. AO Surgery Reference is an online repository for surgical knowledge. It describes the complete surgical management process from diagnosis to aftercare for all fractures of a given anatomical region, and also assembles relevant material that the AO has published before. It gives access to:

* Hundreds of surgical procedures and approaches
* Surgical decision making made easy with literature evaluated and prepared for quick reference
* Hundreds of pages of previously published AO material

The idea behind this service is the realization that reference in daily clinical life is often difficult. Frequently, there is little time during a hospital day to consult books or journals, or even to perform a literature search in order to gather evidence for a decision. The AO Surgery Reference allows surgeons to access much of the body of surgical knowledge for reference purposes during their clinical work.

You might also want to visit the full-featured web-based version of AO Surgery Reference at

Customer Reviews

  • cool

    by zeitoun12

    i wanna be a future orthopedics surgeon and this is a really interesting app.. download it.

  • Hand module update

    by Jestorini59

    Thats a great app!! Very useful. Thanks for that. I've been waiting for a hand module update and i hope it will be very soon.

  • Great app!

    by k8o8o

    Amazing detail! I am a medical student and this is a perfect app for quickly previewing and reviewing procedures. I am very impressed by the concise but extensive nature of the info available through this app. I wish there were more apps out there like this one. Not quite all parts of the anatomy are covered yet, but most are and I am sure the rest will make their way into the app soon, so this qualification should in no way deter anyone interested from downloading the app.

  • Great reference

    by WTF all the nicknames are taken

    Great for a quick reviews before a case. I just wish they would add more categories like pelvic ring fractures, etc.

  • Fantastic !!

    by Nishmx

    Best Ortho App in the store currently. Please made the content downloadable because hard to expect 3G signals inside some theatres. Looking forward for other uncompleted chapters of the upperlimb. Great work!

  • Great

    by Goosh goosh

    This is a great app but needs a full iPad version.

  • This is a extravagant app!

    by Thoughtfulness

    This is a free app that not only encompasses such great information but works so smoothly. Bravo indeed, especially the clinicals in surgical approach. Please developers keep updates coming!

  • Very good

    by NW MN

    Good reference. Clear concise review of procedures. Nicely illustrated.

  • Just 1 thing

    by Rebel1414

    Nxt update take out blood pics ive came cross one but other than that AMAZING!

  • Very nice application

    by Macedonian79

    These is really very useful application for orthopaedic surgeons.

  • Amazing

    by Judith Kurtz

    This is an invaluable tool for Ortho residents. Amazing depth of content and a perfect complement to the AO Principles of Fracture Fixation on the go.

  • Great for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents

    by Unheard05523

    A must have for all OMFS residents.

  • Great App

    by BamaDoc09

    I would pay for an offline version. It is that good. Use this in ER a lot.

  • Like it

    by OMFS

    Thank you AO foundation for a such great work ... As maxillofacial resident I need such reference in my pocket .... Waiting for more update and make mandible, dentoalveolar and skull base available ..

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