A Look At The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society
The elbow and shoulder are two extremely important parts of your body. They allow you to perform a variety of activities and support many other parts of the body. When there is a problem or pain in this area of the body, you want to make sure that it is treated by the best, ensuring that there are no lingering problems in your future. For this reason, you want to make sure that you are treated by a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Society.
The ASES is a society that includes the leading elbow and shoulder surgeons both in America and abroad. In fact, the society is so elite, that you can not even apply to be a member. Instead, you have to be invited to become a part of the society. Invitations are sent by the current society to those who have given important contributions to the field of elbow and shoulder surgery. Current membership stands at only 420 surgeons.
Founded in 1982 by Dr. Neer, the ASES was built upon the principles of a society that would “furnish leadership, foster advances, and enhance the study of shoulder and elbow surgery.” (Source: http://www.ases-assn.org/?p=history)
Dedicated to continued education and research, members of the ASES are committed to knowing and practicing the most advanced techniques in elbow and shoulder care. The members also meet on a bi-annual basis to supports its goal of being an “educational body responsible for development of scientific programs, for organization of current knowledge, for standardization of nomenclature and for publication of scientific materials.” (Source: http://www.ases-assn.org/?p=about)
To find a member of the ASES near you, you can go to the ASES website and use the surgeon locator tool (http://g9md.net/ases/). You can search for a surgeon by your country, state, city, zip code, or by the first or last name of a surgeon. Once you have located a surgeon, you can consult with him or her about all of the most up-to-date treatments and technology available for treating your own injury, problem, or pain.