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Surgery Subspecialties

Orthopaedic Surgery

Number: (Oasis - S56m) 2116

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Freilich

Coordinator: David Craig

Available: all Rotations

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: Resident will be identified in assignment email

Time to Report: 6:15am (unless noted otherwise in assignment email)

Place to Report: Moss Auditorium, Univ. Hosp. (unless noted otherwise in assignement email)

Suggested preparatory reading:

  1. Netter’s Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy
  2. Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic Approach
  3. Hoppenfeld’s Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics (several copies available in the library)
  4. http://www.orthobullets.com/
  5. http://www.wheelessonline.com/

Number of students per rotation: 4

Course Description: The goal of the Selective is to provide an introduction to Orthopaedic outpatient, inpatient and operative care. The student will shadow the Orthopaedic Residents in daily activities and duties. This includes inpatient rounds, conferences, clinics, and surgery. The student is expected to learn basic orthopaedic concepts and techniques. Basic understanding of orthopaedic concepts should lead to the ability to develop an initial treatment plan. Energetic, self-initiated contribution to the orthopaedic team is expected and questions and active participation are encouraged.

The student will be assigned to ONE of seven Orthopaedic subspecialty services. They are:

  1. Adult Reconstruction: provides in- and out-patient exposure to major joint replacement, reconstructive osteotomies and oncology.
  2. Foot & Ankle Surgery: provides exposure to foot and ankle reconstruction as well as the surgical and nonsurgical care of the foot.
  3. Spine Surgery: provides exposure to the non-surgical and surgical treatment of both acute and chronic conditions involving the adult spine.
  4. Sports Medicine: provides exposure to the operative and non-operative treatment of sports-related injuries for the recreational and competitive athlete.
  5. Trauma: provides exposure to the management of complex pelvic and peri-articular fractures, as well as upper extremity fractures.
  6. Hand: provides exposure to the management of traumatic and non-traumatic conditions affecting the upper extremity.
  7. Pediatric Orthopaedics: provides in- and out-patient exposure to the care of the pediatric orthopaedic patient.