"How Become a Orthopedic Surgeon"
written By Joffre Alejandro Guzman Laguna

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Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the Muscoloskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions.
Nicholas Andry coined the word "orthopaedics", derived from Greek words for orthos ("correct", "straight") and paideionOrthopaedia: or the Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children. ("child"), in 1741, when at the age of 81 he published Orthopaedia: or the Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children.

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The work inside of orthopaedia uses medical methods and sugery to correct muscular problems, skeletal and articulate. The Orthopedic surgeons work near to many others Heath professionals, like Sport Trainers, Occupational Therapist, Podiatrists, Sport Doctors, Rehabilitationers, and other doctors in related areas.

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Educational Pathway
The Orthopedics are the doctors that has terminate the training graduated in Orthopaedics. Like every all areas in Medical Education, this can change around the world.

United States

The Orthopedics Surgeons in United States and Canada (also called Orthopedics) done a period of 13 years in second education and clinical training. This included the obtaining of a High School grade, a degree in medicine and a speciality of 5 years in Orthopedic Surgery. Many Orthopedic Surgeons will chooce later do the training additional in a fellowship later from finished their basic training. The examples of Fellowships in the Orthopedic trainexternal image Loma_linda_university_logo.pnging included:
  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Total joint reconstruction (Anthroplasty)
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Surgical sports medicine
  • Orthopedic trauma or Traumatology.

The Occupational Handbook (2006-2007), in the U,S ,says that the 3-4% of teh Doctors and Surgeons (in serving) are Orthopedics Surgeons.

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In Colombia and in many countries of latinamerica the speciality in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology has a time of 5 years, and can do it any doctor. The Felloship in the differents areas has a time of a year: in Colombia have eleven programs, and six of them are in Bogóta.

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In Spain, the speciality is called, too, Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology. The access is the same that for another medical speciality. You done 6 years of the carrer in medicine. The time of the residence period are 5 years, change for others specialities. The Fellowship can be do in curses or by work experience in special units.


Couple things a have heard from some doctors in books or magazines, what they do "is not a game, is the life of somebody", thats the serious,right, explanation, but from another doctors iexternal image doctors.jpg have heard, "it's just pluzze". The question is ¿How do you see the medicine?. if you gonna be a doctor like doctor House you'll be with the second aswer but if you gonna be a doctor like me, you know that is a BIG MISTAKE, ¿why? because it is serious you can't take a case like that, you can't make a sexternal image image006.jpgummary of the life with some numbers in a widescreen, if you're a really doctor you nkow how be a doctor, a really Health Professional. Make your choice if you are with your or you're taking it like a hobbie.
After to star this wiki i though about in the college and what can and gonna happen in the next years and i had the that it gonna be 7 year what i´ll remember when i star in the medicine. I ever had think that what i wanna be when i was 5 it still being the same. My speciality will be a job what i gonna enjoy. I dream with bones.