Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winds of Change in Orthopedic Training: Isnít it Time?

Thomas J Kishen, Ashish D. Diwan,Spine Service, St George Hospital and Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.Correspondence: Dr. Ashish D. Diwan Spine Service,53, Montgomery Street,Kogarah, NSW– 2217, Australia.E-mail: a.diwan@spine-service.orgOrthopedic surgery as a specialty has evolved over the years. The quantum leap in diagnostic technology enables us in early and accurate diagnosis. Research in genetics and molecular biology has enhanced our understanding...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reorganize Orthopedic Education & Training Ė This is the Right Time

Dear All,Orthopedics has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 50 years. It has evolved from treatment of orthopedic ailments to achieving reasonable function with accepted sequelae to the treatment objective of achieving near normal function and form. Improved metallurgy, asepsis, intensive care facilities, anesthesia, imaging has allowed us to progress fast. Orthopedics has evolved into many sub-specialties like spine, pediatric orthopedics, trauma, hand, sports medicine, arthroscopy, arthroplasty,...

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