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Current Hand Surgery Literature as an Educational Tool for the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination
David R. Marker, BS1; Michael A. Mont, MD2; Mike S. McGrath, MD2; Frank J. Frassica, MD1; Dawn M. LaPorte, MD1
1 The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287
2 Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215. E-mail address for M.A. Mont: mmont@lifebridgehealth.org
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009 Jan 01;91(1):236-240. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00972
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The origins of hand surgery as a distinct surgical field in the United States are often credited to the pioneering efforts of Asa Sterling Bunnell around the time of the Second World War1. It has since evolved into an increasingly complex specialty involving hand transplantation, joint arthroplasty, and microsurgery2-6. Recognizing the need for oversight to ensure proper training and education, the orthopaedic, plastic, and surgery primary boards jointly approved a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery in 1985, and the first examination for certification in hand surgery was administered in 19897. Because of the continually emerging complexities in this field, it has become increasingly important to evaluate the training of orthopaedic residents in order to ensure that their education and understanding of hand surgery is adequate prior to graduation and possible application for fellowship.
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