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The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)  was formed in 1941. As of May, 2010, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) has a total of 1,615 members.

Our members are Osteopathic Physicians (D.O.'s), and 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.

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