ISAKOS Mission Statement
Advance the worldwide exchange and dissemination of education, research and patient care in arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.
ISAKOS was Formed
By the merger of the International Arthroscopy Association (IAA) and the International Society of the Knee (ISK) in 1995 at the IAA & ISK Combined Congress in Hong Kong.
ISAKOS Works With
Regional and National societies who share similar goals, providing a larger arena where these national societies and continental organizations can combine their strengths in an international forum.
ISAKOS is on the Rise
With more than 3,000 members from 97 countries and regions around the world.
The ISAKOS Congress
The ISAKOS Congress is Held Every Two Years
Congress Locations include Buenos Aires, Argentina (1997), Washington DC, USA (1999), Montreux, Switzerland (2001), Auckland, New Zealand (2003), Hollywood, Fl, USA (2005), Florence, Italy (2007), Osaka, Japan (2009), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011), Toronto, Canada (2013), Lyon, France (2015), Shanghai, China (2017), Cancun, Mexico (2019), and ISAKOS 2021: Global.
ISAKOS Congresses Are
Truly international gatherings, where leaders of national and regional societies meet to share research and societal information. The ISAKOS Congress is known for its vitality and variety, as well as diverse and high quality presentations.
ISAKOS Congresses Include
Scientific Paper Sessions, Discussions and Debates, Symposia, Live Surgical Demonstrations, Electronic Posters, Technical Exhibits, Instructional Course Lectures, Lunch Time Lectures and Hands on Workshops. Also included are a Welcome Reception and a Spouse & Guest Morning Café.
ISAKOS membership is available to individuals who demonstrate an interest or ability in the fields of medicine or science and who have demonstrated an interest in arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.
ISAKOS' Annual Dues are US$275 and include an annual subscription to Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. To join ISAKOS, complete the membership application online. Online membership applications are processed immediately.
ISAKOS Membership Benefits
An initiative of the ISAKOS Archives Committee
Travel through time and learn about the creation and development of ISAKOS. From the merger of ISK and IAA to form ISAKOS,
to photo galleries, storytellers, video archives, and more.
ISAKOS Giants in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Video Series
View the Giants in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine series of video interviews--each episode features an up-close interview highlighting
the contributions of living legends who have helped to make ISAKOS the excellent organization that it is today.
Videos are available on Global Link and podcasts are available wherever you get your podcasts.
ISAKOS 25th Anniversary: The Road to Create ISAKOS 25 Years Ago
Presented at the ISAKOS 2021 Global Congress
Learn about the development of the International Arthroscopy Association (IAA) with its foundation in 1974, to the International Society
of the Knee (ISK) founded in 1976. The spread of Arthroscopy to other joints and it's overlap with Sports Medicine made leaders realize
this would change the face of orthopaedics and discussed the creation of ISAKOS to meet mutual demands. Also learn about how orthopaedics
and orthopaedic surgeons reacted to the revolutionary advances of the late 70s and early 80s and how the group wanted it to be flexible
enough to meet the changing needs and be truly international.