Clinical Education

The primary goal of the Orthopaedic Traumatology Fellowship Program is to produce graduates who are ready to serve as skilled surgeons on day 1 as a new attending. Fellows are exposed to a high volume of complex orthopaedic traumatic injuries from the 8,000 trauma admissions at the STC. The setting encourages independence and autonomy while providing readily available direct supervision from experienced and dedicated clinical staff. Fellows participate directly in initial evaluation, preoperative planning, and surgical treatment of patients with acute traumatic injuries. 

Consequently, fellows graduate from the program confident about their expertise in managing patients with complex polytrauma and high-energy musculoskeletal injuries.  Nonoperative training includes daily participation in rounds and a half-day of clinic per week. Fellow call is taken from home, and all cases are presented to the fellows by the in-house senior residents for early management decisions.

2015 Case Volumes

  • Acetabulum, 119
  • Ankle, 191
  • Calcaneus, 53
  • Femur: distal, 94
  • Femur: neck, 60
  • Femur: proximal, 128
  • Femur: shaft, 196
  • Forearm/elbow, 64
  • Humerus: distal, 63
  • Humerus:proximal, 67
  • Humerus: shaft, 64
  • Nonunion, 106
  • Pelvic ring, 126
  • Pilon, 102
  • Radius: distal, 141
  • Ring fixator, 27
  • Rotational flaps, 103
  • Talus, 46
  • Tibial plateau, 129
  • Tibial shaft, 223