Orthopaedics Operative

Objectives

To provide the student with an exposure to the surgical methods of treatment of orthopaedic problems. Emphasis is placed on intraoperative teaching. Students will follow patients during their hospital stay, and assist in pre- and postoperative care. Correlation between the clinical symptoms and physical findings and intraoperative pathology are stressed.

Learning Experience

The Bassett Hospital has a busy trauma service and provides care for a large rheumatoid population. In addition, many sports and farm injuries are treated. The operative experience includes fracture surgery, total joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and spinal surgery, in addition to basic orthopaedic disorders.

Feedback

Students will be part of the orthopaedic team and have close contact with the attending staff.

Evaluation

A synthesis of opinion is provided to the student by the attending staff and senior resident staff at the end of the course.

Data

Available all year.  Minimum length: 2 weeks, 4 weeks are recommended.  No vacation or other time away is granted for 2-week electives.  Time away may be approved for 3 and 4 week electives.  Number of fourth year students per month: 1.  Housing is provided when available, with the exception of the months of June and July.  No vehicle is required for this elective.  Conferences to be attended: Orthopaedic Journal Club on Monday at 7:30 am, Orthopaedic Rounds on Thursday at 7:15 am.

Course Director

Dr. Jonathan A. Richman

Faculty

Drs. Richman, Joseph P. Dutkowsky, Michael R. Diaz, Jackson K. LaBudde, Briana Calore, Bruce Ebrahimpur, Karl Siebuhr, Richard Sternberg, Jocelyn Wittstein and Tally Lassiter.

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