Medical school has a wide variety of fields that it covers. Individuals who attend generally have an idea of the path they want to take. However, they may not truly know what else is out there. In this video, they will discuss orthopedic surgery and the different types that are offered.
Orthopedics tends to be one of the more competitive fields generally speaking.
Typically in a medical student’s third or fourth year, they will pick a specialty within the orthopedic field. Once finding a specialty, it is common to do five years of orthopedic residency. This is pretty standard. Sports medicine is a popular choice. That particularly deals with musculoskeletal injuries with athletes. Other areas that orthopedic surgeons can work with are hand surgeries. Whether it be ligament damage, carpal tunnel, or nerve issues, orthopedic surgeons are able to help. Another couple of capabilities are hip and knee replacements. These are heavy duty surgeries that orthopedic surgeons are capable of performing.