Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program
The Orthopedic Surgery Program encompasses the entire spectrum of clinical orthopedic problems. Since University Hospital is the major trauma center for the state, there is a rich experience in the management of all types of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. A 12-month Trauma Fellowship is ongoing.
Hand surgery and microsurgery is yet another special focus of Orthopedic Surgery. The educational goal of this university-based fellowship is to offer comprehensive training in clinical hand surgery and microsurgery. A year of training is recommended for individuals without experience in hand surgery, those interested in academic careers, or persons planning a full-time career in the field of hand surgery.
The Hand Fellow will receive comprehensive training in all aspects of hand surgery:
- management of acute trauma
- reconstruction following trauma
- rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritidies
- congenital hand and upper extremity deformities
- cerebral palsy
Reconstructive microsurgery, including microneural and free tissue transfer, is stressed. Upper extremity surgery, including shoulder and elbow surgery, is also a key component of the fellowship. Hand Fellows will be under the direct supervision of the attending hand surgeon (s) and at times will have autonomy in supervising Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery residents.
Each Fellow will be allotted time for research in the Microsurgery Research and Training Laboratory. Each Fellow is expected to participate in a clinical or basic science research project. The Fellow will also work with the replantation teams and in clinical microsurgery. Cadaver and audiovisual training materials are available. Anatomy conference, monthly Hand Journal Club, weekly:classic articles: Journal Club, and weekly Hand Conferences are held.
Applicants must Board eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, or General Surgery.
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