Orthopaedic Surgeon Inducted into Academy

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Ross J. Richer, M.D., of Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C. of Fairfield, CT was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on March 22, 2013, during ceremonies at the Academy’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

Ross J. Richer, M.D., was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) on March 22, 2013, during ceremonies at the Academy’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Dr. Richer was one of 585 new members inducted. The AAOS has more than 37,000 members worldwide.

Dr. Richer has authored scientific articles, book chapters, and lectured on topics related to the hand and upper extremity. With a special interest in hand and upper extremity conditions, Dr. Richer is in private practice at Orthopaedic Specialty Group with offices in Fairfield, Shelton, and Stratford. He has passed rigorous requirements to obtain a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand in addition to board certification in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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 have been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C. physicians provide complete care in all areas of treatment including advanced surgical and nonsurgical techniques, pain management, rehabilitation, and neurosurgery. The practice specialities are foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, general and pediatric orthopaedics, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine, trauma care, pain management, and physical rehabilitation. OSG has offices in Fairfield, Stratford, and Shelton. Their website is http://www.osgpc.com.

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