Rick Wright, MD, installed as president of the American Orthopaedic Association.

On June 29, 2018, Regis O'Keefe, MD, PhD, FAOA formally passed the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)'s Presidential Office to Rick W. Wright, MD, FAOA . This is the second time in a row an orthopedic specialist from Washington University Orthopedics  was president of the AOA.


About the American Orthopaedic Association

Founded in 1887, the AOA is the oldest and most distinguished orthopaedic association in the world. The mission of the American Orthopedic Association is to engage the orthopaedic community to develop leaders, strategies, and resources to guide the future of musculoskeletal care. The AOA will inspire the orthopaedic community to excellence through leadership.


About Washington University Orthopedics

Whether suffering from a sports injury, hip pain, back pain or any musculoskeletal condition, Washington University Orthopedics provides a full complement of comprehensive orthopedic services to meet the needs of every patient. Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, the practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopedic care, innovative research and advanced professional training. It is ranked among the best orthopedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report. The practice is considered an innovator in both conservative orthopedic care and minimally invasive microsurgical techniques. Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Orthopedics has the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for the most challenging cases within a top-tier academic medical center as well as outpatient surgery and care across the St. Louis region in Chesterfield, Town & Country, South County and the Central West End. The practice offers expertise in ten orthopedic subspecialties – foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, cancer, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), shoulder and elbow, spine (including scoliosis), sports medicine and fracture care/trauma. The orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing safe, compassionate and family-centered care for both simple and complex orthopedic conditions. Because of the skill and experience of the doctors and staff, it is the official medical provider for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Washington University varsity athletics and several local school athletic teams. Washington University Orthopedics brings world-class care to patients from all ages and walks of life in St. Louis and the surrounding communities.

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