The Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin [Association for Orthopaedic Traumatology Sports Medicine] (GOTS) was founded in 1986 by a group of orthopaedists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and is the second-largest association of sports orthopaedists and sport traumatologists in the world.
In addition to ensuring competent care of patients suffering from sports injuries, GOTS sets out qualitative standards for their treatment. It promotes education and advanced training, research, and both national and international information exchange between orthopaedic and trauma doctors working in the field of sports medicine and other professional groups from related specialist fields.
The objective of the Association is to improve understanding of physical stress and injuries from sport, in order to conserve the musculoskeletal functioning and preserve quality of life for patients.
Website of GOTS