The Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners UK


Conference 2019 - online booking forms NOW available.

Nominations for AOP committee posts are now invited from AOP members.

CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Guidelines

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Guidance for the removal of Kirschner wires

This guidance has been approved by the British orthopaedic Association Casting Sub-committee.

Statement on OTA & AOP joint working

Members and other stakeholders of both the OTA and AOP may be aware that OTA and AOP are holding joint discussions with a view to working more closely together over the next couple of years. One development that has emerged as a result of the initial discussions is that both the OTA and the AOP have agreed to hold Joint Annual Conferences over the next two years under the following format:

Important information for all orthopaedic practitioners


Update on the British Casting Certificate.

The AOP are proud to support the launch of the new National Casting Standards.

View / Download here.

If you are interested in purchasing a printed copy of this document please contact us.



AOP position statement for Education and Training

The AOP is now a registered stakeholder for NICE guidelines.
In particular, for these guidelines:-
Venous thromboembolism - reducing the risk (update)
Diabetes foot care (update)

Photos from our previous conferences


To support and promote the nationally recognised British Casting Certificate and seek to further develop this qualification at diploma and degree levels.

To promote and maintain the highest possible personal conduct and professional standards for the purpose of providing high quality care.

To facilitate and develop the expertise of members through the medium of continuing research, workshops, lectures and discussion.

To further the recognition of the AOP by promoting communication co-operation and fellowship between other health care professionals and ourselves.

Members agree to abide by the rules of the constitution.


This page last updated: 13 February 2019

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