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About Us

 ​The CAO Research Foundation (CAORF) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve patients’ lives through collaborative support of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal research. 

The Foundation prioritizes practical research on orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, and sports-related injuries with wide-ranging potential applications, with the goal of advancing our ability to effectively treat and prevent these injuries. The Foundation funds research and provides wrap-around support services to researchers whose goals are aligned with those of the Foundation.

Our values guide how we lead and manage our organization. We are committed to:

  • Integrity in research, care, and conduct

  • Respect for all

  • Excellence in everything the Foundation does

  • Collaboration to drive change and achieve positive impact

  • Stewardship to ensure responsible use of resources

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