Orthopaedics Outpatient

Objectives

To provide an experience in musculoskeletal injuries and diseases which would be common to any physician's office. The students will be primarily based in a clinic arrangement and accompany the attending orthopaedist to the Emergency Room as indicated. The experience would be in physical diagnosis and treatment of fractures, tendonitis, bursitis, knee, ankle, and ligament injuries. Hands-on experience of cast application, splinting, interarticular injection, and radiologist correlation for physical diagnosis would be emphasized.

Feedback

The student would be working with the attending orthopaedist and physician assistants in the clinical setting.

Evalutation

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

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