Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outcomes Research 
Stepping forward into the future with patient-reported outcomes

OFAR is ...
  • Establishing a nationwide member network and database
  • Collecting patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data to improve foot and ankle patient care
  • Expanding the infrastructure for future comparative patient outcomes research

Donations to THE FOUNDATION have funded initial
OFAR pilot phases, infrastructure development
and positioning for growth.

Individual giving to
support from industry will ensure the 
growth of OFAR toward future goals.

OFAR Long-term Goals
  • Continued growth of the nationwide, multi-site OFAR network
  • Extensive AOFAS member participation and data sharing
  • Eventual registry status
  • Support for AOFAS members in meeting requirements for ABOS Maintenance of Certification, Part IV MOC Performance in Practice
  • Coordinate data collection with EMR systems
  • Collaborate with industry for patient safety and post-market device surveillance
  • Collaborate with international data collection and registry networks

Initial Pilot Test Centers

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  • Baylor University Medical Center and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, Texas
  • Campbell Clinic – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, New York
  • OrthoCarolina Research Institute – Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Stanford University – Palo Alto, California
  • University of California, Los Angeles,  Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery – Los Angeles, California
  • University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona
  • University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Rochester – Rochester, New York
  • University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah
For further information please contact Katie Wochos, MA, AOFAS Director of Quality Initiatives/OFAR, kwochos@aofas.org​

 The Foundation


OFAR funding is provided by the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, supported in part by grants from Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Stryker, Inc., and Zimmer Biomet.


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Questions?  Please contact the AOFAS Executive Office at: aofasinfo@aofas.org
or 800-235-4855
or 847-698-4654 (outside US).


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Ongoing research is vital to the future of medicine, and orthopaedic surgery is no exception. Just think of the impact more research could have on the future of foot and ankle orthopaedics.