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Definition of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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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