Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Subspecialties may include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow and orthopedic oncology.

Orthopedic surgeons may have expertise in the following areas :

  • Joint replacement (reconstruction, revision and replacement)
  • Fracture care and trauma
  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Microvascular procedures, such as nerve repair and nerve and muscle grafts
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Spine disorders
  • Pediatric orthopedic conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Limb deformity
  • Tumor surgery for bone cancers and soft tissue sarcomas

Upcoming Courses

Title Type Credit Event date
Comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Course: Current Concepts and Controversies 2019 Live
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 13.50 Attendance
01/19/2019 to 01/20/2019
Mayo Clinic Course on Shoulder Tendon Transfers and Complex Rotator Cuff Repair 2019 Live 04/25/2019 to 04/27/2019
Controversies in Wrist Surgery 2019 Live 05/16/2019 to 05/19/2019
Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations & Best Practice 2019 Live 11/07/2019 to 11/09/2019
29th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine 2019 Live 11/08/2019 to 11/09/2019