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Greater Orlando Orthopedic Group, LLC, dba Hudanich Orthopedics, are members of multiple professional and academic societies and organizations.
About the AOAO American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
Mission The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) facilitates the finest training and continuous development of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons to positively improve the care, healing and quality of life of patients.
Vision The AOAO will be the premier, nationally recognized orthopedic organization that represents osteopathic principles and beliefs, while advocating for all orthopedic surgeons, their patients, and the communities in which they live.
AOAO History The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) was formed in 1941. AOAO currently has over 1,900 members, including Active, Life, Military, Retired, Honorary, Allied Health and Associate Members. Each year members of the AOAO participate in the training of 500 Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons in 40 different residencies as Program Directors and Faculty.
In order to promote the highest quality orthopedic service, the AOAO has long provided outstanding instructional courses semi-annually. The Academy first promotes and advances the specialty of osteopathic orthopedic surgery among its members. We also promote osteopathic orthopedic surgery throughout the osteopathic profession, disseminating the latest medical information in our specialty. These efforts are aimed at increasing the knowledge of all Osteopathic Physicians, thus enhancing their ability to manage patients in the field of orthopedics.
What is osteopathic medicine? Although Osteopathic Physicians (D.O.’s), like M.D.’s, complete four years of basic medical education, often followed by two to six years of residency training or graduate medical education, the D.O. designation includes an additional dimension to patient care with the D.O.’s holistic approach to medicine. In addition to the required medical education and training, all D O.’s regardless of specialty, are trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (O.M.T.), a hands-on diagnosis and treatment tool that can be used in conjunction with, or in place of, medication or surgery.
Osteopathic concepts emphasize the following principles:
- The human being is a dynamic unit of function.
- The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms which are self-healing in nature.
- Structure and function are interrelated at all levels.
- Rational treatment is based on these principles.
- All medical, surgical and obstetric specialties are represented within the Osteopathic Medical Profession.
For more information about the AOAO please visit www.AOAO.org
About the AOA American Osteopathic Association
Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine. The AOA American Osteopathic Association serves as the professional family for more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students across the U.S. Osteopathic physicians, or DOs, believe there's more to good health than the absence of pain or disease. Their whole-person approach to medicine focuses on prevention, helping promote the body's natural tendency toward health and self-healing.
Osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing health care professions in the country. Approximately one in four medical students attends a college of osteopathic medicine.
As the primary certifying body for DOs and the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools, the AOA works to accentuate the distinctiveness of osteopathic principles and the diversity of the profession. In addition to promoting public health and encouraging scientific research, the AOA advocates at the state and federal levels on issues that affect DOs, osteopathic medical students and patients.
For more information about the AOA please visit www.Osteopathic.org
About the FOMA Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) is the state association for osteopathic physicians in Florida. The FOMA has been serving osteopathic physicians since 1904. Our Executive Office is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
The FOMA was organized for the purposes of advancing the science and art of osteopathic medicine; extending the benefits of scientific advancement to the treatment, prevention, and alleviation of human ailments; and promoting closer relationships between the osteopathic profession, FOMA members, and other groups dedicated to improved health care. The FOMA represents the osteopathic profession in Florida's state government.
Fore more information about the FOMA please visit www.FOMA.org
About the AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS Founded by the Academy Board of Directors in 1997, the Association engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopaedic surgery.
A traditional symbol of orthopaedics is the bent tree that has been braced to make it grow straight.
Why we call it "orthopaedics" Since orthopaedics' beginnings, its specialists have treated children suffering from spine and limb deformities. The Greek roots of the word "orthopaedics" are ortho (straight) and pais (child). Early orthopaedists often used braces or other forms of treatment to make the child "straight."
For more information about the AAOS please visit www.AAOS.org
About AAHKS American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, advocacy and research.
For more information about the AAHKS please visit www.AAHKS.org