Medical Definition of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: The professional organization of American orthopaedists. Literally, the practice of bone straightening of children, orthopaedics is the branch of surgery that is broadly concerned with the skeletal system (bones).

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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