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Orthopaedic Information

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AAOS

by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

What is the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery?

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standard are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluation.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery is one of twenty-four certifying boards that have met the educational and organizational requirements necessary for membership in the American Board of Medical Specialties. The Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery are distinguished orthopaedic surgeons who are active in patient care, education and research.

Orthopaedics

Dr. John Stamelos is a surgeon certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Orthopaedics is the broad-based medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The frequency and impact of these diseases and injuries combined with recent advances in their diagnosis and treatment make orthopaedics a critical part of health care. The areas of orthopaedic surgery include:

Pediatric Orthopaedics
Care of injuries, deformities and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and tendons in children.

Sports Medicine
Care of injuries related to athletic activities.

Joint Replacement and Surgery in Arthritis
Care of patients with advanced arthritis including medical treatment, joint replacement and other procedures.

Foot and Ankle
Care of patients with injury and diseases of the foot and ankle.

Hand Surgery
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of the hand and wrist.

Shoulder and Elbow
Care of diseases and injuries of the shoulder and elbow.

Spine
Surgical and non-surgical treatment of deformities, injuries and disorders of the back and neck.

Trauma and fractures
Treatment of  injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and vessels in the arms, legs, back and neck.

Musculoskeletal Oncology
Treatment of benign and malignant tumors of bone, joints and muscles.

Rehabilitation
Short and long-term programs to improve strength and mobility and to optimize recovery.

Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery
Diagnosis and treatment of joint diseases and injuries using arthroscopic methods.

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