Goals & Objectives

Goal # 1
Become a clinically proficient orthopaedic trauma surgeon able to manage common musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures and dislocations.

  • Objective 1. Effective pre-operative evaluation of acute trauma, including pertinent and synthesized history, physical examination, tests and radiographic information, assessment and formulation of a plan.
  • Objective 2. Intra-operative performance of osteosynthesis by various techniques.
  • Objective 3. Post-operative management of patients with fractures including inpatients and subsequent outpatients through rehabilitation and final healing.
  • Objective 4. Clinical evaluation and management of nonunions and malunions.
  • Objective 5. Acute management of high energy soft tissue injuries.

Goal #2
Develop an academic basis for orthopaedic trauma surgery.

  • Objective 1. Reading of relevant publications relating to orthopaedic trauma and the development of an evidence-based approach to the analysis of these situations.
  • Objective 2. Performing a research project including application of the scientific method. This includes development of a hypothesis, a model producing results, statistical analysis, and conclusion.
  • Objective 3. The publication of scientific information, including the preparation of the manuscript to include production of appropriate bibliography and illustrations, as well as content of the manuscript and the process of peer review through publication.
  • Objective 4. Critical review of the literature, including the editorial process.

Goal #3
Effective management of multiple traumas.

  • Objective 1. Recognition of the principles of multiple trauma and the treatment options.
  • Objective 2. Coordinated application of this knowledge in the clinical setting, including the emergency room, the operating room and post-operatively, with specific coordination with general surgery and other health care providers.
  • Objective 3. Recognition and management of the complications associated with multiple traumas, including ARDS and multiple organ system failure.
  • Objective 4. Critical review of the outcomes of multiple trauma treatment.

Goal # 4
Effective clinical management of post- traumatic infections of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Objective 1. Recognition of the principles and theories of effective treatment of open fractures with clinical application of that knowledge.
  • Objective 2. Development and recognition of sterile techniques in the operating room.
  • Objective 3. Recognition of effective infection prevention strategies.
  • Objective 4. Clinical acumen in the treatment of post-traumatic infections of the musculoskeletal system including effective use of antibiotics and antibiotic delivery implants, the role of surgical debridement, recognition of the importance of host factors, knowledge of soft tissue management and coverage, and the positive and negative effects of various forms of osteosynthesis.
  • Objective 5. Recognition of the patient factors associated with the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis.

Goal #5
Clinical expertise in trauma related areas of orthopaedics.

  • Objective 1. Amputation. Knowledge and clinical expertise in performance of amputations including current techniques of osteoplasty and recognition of their role in trauma treatment.
  • Objective 2. Anatomic-specific trauma techniques including hand, foot and pelvis.
  • Objective 3. Management of trauma other than fractures including ligament injuries and dislocations. This includes specifically ligament repairs and reconstructions, arthroscopic techniques and stabilization procedures, both acute and chronic.
  • Objective 4. Management of injury to the musculotendinous structures including operative and non-operative treatment and rehabilitation.