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Physicians in this specialty, seek to restore normal function to a deformed, diseased, or injured part of the musculoskeletal system utilizing medical, surgical, and physical rehabilitation methods.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Medium, less than 30,000
- Competiveness of residency - Very high
- Years of training required - Five years, including a first year in a general surgery residency
- Subspecialty/Fellowship Training . One year fellowships are available in adult reconstructive orthopaedics, foot and ankle orthopaedics, hand surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic surgery of the spine, orthopaedic sports medicine, musculoskeletal oncology and orthopaedic trauma.
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Orthopaedic Surgery
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- Decision making
- Taking care of people
- Feedback from others
- Good income
- Sufficient time off
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