Orthopaedic Surgery

Bedside procedure teaching. Orthopaedic residents have POCUS training at the beginning of their intern year for use in musculoskeletal exams and procedures.

Skills Labs, cadaver labs, and simulators. All incoming residents participate in the ABOS Skills Modules during the orientation sessions to acquaint them with basic techniques of OR setup, splinting/casting, suturing and knot tying, joint aspiration, compartment syndrome, principles of fracture reduction including k-wire, internal and external fixation techniques, arthroplasty and arthroscopy skills, patient safety, team training and obtaining consent. The yearly educational program includes faculty run didactic sessions using human cadaver specimens to focus on anatomy and technical skills. Orthopedic residents also use the Virtamed Arthroscopic Simulator for knee, shoulder and foot & ankle arthroscopy training.

Case-based scenarios. We have dedicated simulation sessions using a manikin for acute medical care simulations during their intern year. These sessions introduce residents to Crisis Resource Management, inter-professional team training, and debriefing, and are designed to develop residents’ critical thinking and leadership skills in cases requiring a rapid clinical response.