Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dr. Frisella Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Originally appeared in the St. Charles County Suburban Journal

William Anthony Frisella, MD, of St. Louis, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on Feb. 15 during ceremonies at the Academy's 2011 Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Dr. Frisella was one of 667 new members inducted. The AAOS has more than 36,000 members worldwide.
With offices at St. Peters Bone & Joint Surgery, Dr. Frisella specializes in shoulder injuries, and he is the only fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon in St. Charles County.

Dr. Frisella is at the forefront of research on the treatment of shoulder injuries. He wrote and published two book chapters in 2009. The first, on shoulder fractures, was published in the textbook "Orthopaedic Sports Medicine." The second, on minimally invasive rotator cuff repair, was published in the textbook "Minimally Invasive Surgery." He has written and published scientific articles on arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and shoulder replacement, and has given many talks on the treatment of rotator cuff tears, labral tears and shoulder arthritis.

An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician with extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical as well as surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

The academy is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its Fellows have completed medical school, plus at least five years of specialty study in orthopaedics in an accredited residency program, passed a comprehensive oral and written exam, and been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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