Suggestions and feature requests from our users

Your constructive feedback and feature requests are very important to us! Please make one entry per suggestion/topic. Give it a descriptive headline and be specific (what to do differently, which new feature). If your suggestion is already covered, please just upvote (and comment). If you complete the e-mail field we may contact you for clarification or additional information.

Offline app

An offline app would allow users to use the AOSR also when in locations with poor WiFi or mobile connection. Also, it would be cheaper for users with an expensive ...
Suggested by: Emad (14 Feb, '20) Upvoted: yesterday Comments: 14
Under consideration Functionality request

More videos in the reference

The AO also produces a lot of teaching videos, it would be great if there would be more of these.
Suggested by: Knut (14 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 03 Sep Comments: 4

Reconsider structure and layout

Dear AO Surgery Reference Team, First of all I am very aware of all the effort you put into the new surgery reference and I think lots of thinks wer improved. I ...
Suggested by: Felix (19 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 06 Jan Comments: 13
Under consideration User interface/Navigation

PDF Format

If it is available in PDF format all can read conveniently.
Suggested by: DR VENKATESHPRAVEEN (06 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 21 Aug Comments: 3
Under consideration Functionality request

Skeleton page not working

The skeleton page is not working. I get the following statement "A rendering error occurred: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'getAttribute')". My Javascript ...
Suggested by: Katherine (29 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 10 Jul Comments: 10
Done Bug report

Link the Classification app with AO Surgery Reference

It is sometimes difficult to find a fracture by searching with a fracture code. Maybe consider introducing links from a fracture type in the AO/OTA Classification app ...
Suggested by: Stephan Weber (21 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 25 Mar Comments: 2

Speed up production of pediatric content

It takes time to produce content, but we really need this... yesterday.
Suggested by: Lisa (14 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 14 Sep Comments: 4
Under consideration Content request

Restore click-to-zoom images

Previous version allowed to click on images in order to view larger images with additional illustrative descriptors. Please bring back this feature.
Suggested by: Jeff P (20 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 22 Feb Comments: 3
Not planned Functionality request


Description of orthopaedic anatomy of each segment of bone before describing fractured also mechanism of injury patterns should be added
Suggested by: Tashfic Ahmed (04 Mar, '20) Upvoted: 11 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration Content request

Include access to AO Start

Can not get access to
Suggested by: Clark Fu (06 Oct, '21) Upvoted: 02 Aug, '22 Comments: 2

Ao for muscle and tendons injuries

I think it would be great if u could add such a feature because in many situations I feel I could benefit from similar well-organized knowledge about dealing with ...
Suggested by: Marcin (16 Aug, '21) Upvoted: 03 Sep Comments: 1
Under consideration Content request

AO teaching video: The sliding hip screw

It is said, that clinical indications are among others basilar neck fractures B1. Isn't that wrong, wouldn't that be B3?
Suggested by: Volker Strauß (19 Feb, '21) Upvoted: 03 Aug Comments: 1

Unable to log in on app, browser, or any device to access membership content

Please help
Suggested by: Drew (16 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 08 Jan, '22 Comments: 1
Done Bug report

My suggestion is to make video easly attachment

My suggestion is to make video easly attachment
Suggested by: Nasr (21 Apr, '20) Upvoted: 26 Mar Comments: 1
Under consideration

Expand diagrams on diagnosis page

Previously intuitive to match diagnostic image to radigraphic presentation. New descriptive diagnoses are less useful to new learners (i.e. Descriptive Monteggia does ...
Suggested by: Jeff P (20 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 06 Jan Comments: 1

AO SPORTS. To be seperate

Why can't AO start seperate segment of AO SPORTS? This is mysuggestion
Suggested by: Dr sujit kumar (23 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 20 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration Content request

About rendering error

Kindly look into the matter, can't open
Suggested by: Chandan D (17 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 25 May Comments: 0

Get more personalized content

The AO offers a lot to the surgical community besides of the AO Surgery Reference. It would be great to also have easier access to this through this site. Even better ...
Suggested by: Mette Marit (14 Feb, '20) Upvoted: 08 Dec, '21 Comments: 0

Stay logged in on devices

It would be great if the app allowed you to stay logged in on your devices, as it’s aggravating having to re login every time I want to open and use the app.
Suggested by: Lewis Dillard (28 May) Upvoted: 18 Aug Comments: 1
Under consideration Functionality request

Iphone App not available in App Store anymore (Austria)

I love your App. It‘s really great. Unfortunately it cannot be downloaded at Apples App Store in Austria anymore. Will it be available in future again?
Suggested by: M. E. (03 Oct, '22) Upvoted: 30 Mar Comments: 1
Done Bug report

Chronic trauma

The app is very usefull in acute trauma, but in our daily practice we face with pacients that have chronic fractures that we need to do other procedures like ...
Suggested by: Camilo José Peña Cardona (22 Jul, '22) Upvoted: 28 Apr Comments: 1
Under consideration Content request

Duration of cast

It is very often not explained how long a cast is necessary in nonoperative treatment.
Suggested by: Sebastian (07 Apr, '22) Upvoted: 04 Dec, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration Content request

Surgical options for 3rd World countries

There must be some valid surgical options for 3rd World countries Sometimes having no gadgets
Suggested by: Hasnain Bilal Khawaja (04 May, '21) Upvoted: 07 Jun, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Content request

Poller Screw

It would be great if there would be a section dedicated to the poller screw as reduction tool
Suggested by: Luca Corti (03 Sep) Upvoted: 05 Sep Comments: 0
Under consideration Content request

Optimize print to PDF

Printing to PDF, both on my laptop and the mobile app, allows me to store a page for later use, eg, when not having good internet access. Please optimize the print to ...
Suggested by: Stephan Weber (21 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 07 Aug Comments: 0
Under consideration Functionality request

Check this manual

In my opinion this is unfair use of AO Surgery Reference material without even citing the source.
Suggested by: AO surgery reference user (12 Sep, '22) Upvoted: 02 Nov, '22 Comments: 0

Images not loading

Since some point in 2021 the images after selecting a bone in the skeleton haven't loaded. It's been more than half a year and this issue still persists.
Suggested by: Ricardo Altamirano (18 May, '22) Upvoted: 17 Jun Comments: 0
Done Bug report

Distal radius dorsal shearing

For the Partial articular fracture of the radius, with dorsal dislocation, at the end, in the aditional fixations, you should check for dorsal translation of the car ...
Suggested by: Mitrulescu CATALIN (05 Jan, '21) Upvoted: 27 Apr Comments: 0

Correct the spelling of Smith-Peterson to Smith-Petersen on the iliofemoral approach page

On the iliofemoral approach page the eponymous name for the approach is spelled incorrectly. It should be Smith-Petersen not Smith-Peterson. Smith-Petersen was a ...
Suggested by: Julian Cooper (20 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 18 Apr, '22 Comments: 0

Other bone fracture than what is present now for dog and cat

Add surgery reference for dog and cat fracture of distal tibia, pelvic sacrum,humerus, radius and ulna.
Suggested by: Uddhav (20 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 20 Jul, '20 Comments: 3


Suggested by: HAO WANG (29 Apr) Upvoted: 29 Apr Comments: 1
Not planned Functionality request

Description of medial approach to the distal femur is missing

Dear Sir/Madam! In the chapter about the distal femur double plating the description of the medial approach is missing: ...
Suggested by: Anatoly Fedosov (17 Apr) Upvoted: 17 Apr Comments: 1
Done Bug report

Add French translation

Add french translation
Suggested by: Adem (30 Aug, '22) Upvoted: 30 Aug, '22 Comments: 1
Not planned Content request

Increase the number of fracture type for selection

Suggested by: Jacky Law (25 May, '22) Upvoted: 25 May, '22 Comments: 1
Under consideration Functionality request

Provide a link for citation

I use AO surgery reference pictures in a lot of my talks. It would be helpful to have a link for the appropriate EndNote citation
Suggested by: Erik (23 Jul, '21) Upvoted: 23 Jul, '21 Comments: 1
Under consideration Functionality request

Mobile app

I cant download mobile app for android because i m using android 13 device and the app doesnt competible with android 13. Can you fix this please? Thank you
Suggested by: Süleyman Cihan (29 Jul) Upvoted: 29 Jul Comments: 0
Planned Bug report

Picture mix up

In the orthognathic section, the vertical maxillary hypoplasia and hyperplasia picture thumbnails are switched. The hypoplasia thumbnail is on the hyperplasia ...
Suggested by: Michael Olson (26 Mar) Upvoted: 26 Mar Comments: 0
Planned Bug report

type on Assessment of elbow stability page

under "5. After surgery: check stability" the paragraph reads as: "...test an unrepaired medical collateral ligament..." Medical should be medial
Suggested by: Khan (24 Feb) Upvoted: 24 Feb Comments: 0
Planned Bug report

Please include peri- implant and peri prosthetic fractures

Suggested by: Shobhit Taneja (21 Dec, '22) Upvoted: 21 Dec, '22 Comments: 0
Under consideration Content request

correction of the elbow medial approach page

Dear Sir/Madam, I suppose that the coronoid (not olecranon) was meant in the beginning of descriptions of medial approaches to the elbow (FCU split, Hotchkiss, ...
Suggested by: Anatoly Fedosov (03 Nov, '22) Upvoted: 03 Nov, '22 Comments: 0
Planned Bug report

Correction of bone named

I would like to point out the mistake in printing the "cuboids" rather than "cuneiforms". Many thanks.
Suggested by: May Labidi (23 Jan, '22) Upvoted: 23 Jan, '22 Comments: 0

Correction in acetabular approach

In the modified stoppa approach It is mentioned that while putting malleable retractor in front of sacrum to expose "anterior collumn". Which is incorrect it should ...
Suggested by: Dr Ramesh Kumar (21 Nov, '21) Upvoted: 21 Nov, '21 Comments: 0


Make videos in a seperate app
Suggested by: Aravind Ravichandran (12 Sep, '21) Upvoted: 12 Sep, '21 Comments: 0
Under consideration Functionality request