Orthopedic Surgery/Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Rotation: ORT 401-1

Length: 4 weeks

Goals:  the student will have familiarity with basic fracture classification, interpretation of imaging studies in the setting of orthopaedic trauma, application of basic splinting / casting techniques, and basic operative principles with respect to surgical fracture management.  

Objectives: You will be exposed to the management of long-bone fractures, peri-articular fractures, osteoporotic fractures, and nonunions.  There will be exposure to elective primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.  There will be opportunities to participate in surgery with the Medical Director of Orthopedic Trauma and attend outpatient office hours along with a biweekly fracture case conference.  You will also assist the team with inpatient rounds and hospital consults. 

Additional Information and Description: The Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at Memorial Regional Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, specializes in the acute management of complex fractures as well as secondary post-traumatic reconstruction.  

Recommended Reading:

Handbook of Fractures, 5th Edition