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Why is the Term “Fellowship Trained” So Important in Orthopedic Surgery?

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When you have an injury or condition that requires Orthopaedic care, finding a Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon is very important. For a physician, it requires a minimum of thirteen years to become an orthopaedic surgeon. The path of education for an orthopaedic surgeon starts with four years at the undergraduate university level, four years at a medical school, and five years completing a residency. To truly specialize in a field, the Orthopaedic surgeon must then apply, be accepted into a subspecialty fellowship program, and finally, complete at least one additional year of training. As an example, if a surgeon wants to specialize with carpal tunnel surgery, they must obtain a fellowship to become a true expert in performing surgical procedures for the hand.

Fellowship programs are extremely competitive and many surgeons do not achieve this high qualification. Orthopaedic surgery is one of the most competitive fields for doctors and only a few achieve specialty fellowship training. In Orthopaedic surgery, there are fellowship programs in the areas of Sports MedicineSpineHand and WristFoot and Ankle, and Total Joint ReplacementPediatricsTrauma, and Musculoskeletal Oncology.

At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center all of our physicians are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained. As a patient, you receive care from the highest level of education. At Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center, our motto is “Health Care You Can Trust” and we are truly setting the standard for excellence in Orthopedic care in Southern Nevada.

Request an appointment online here or call us at 702.258.3773 to meet with one of our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeons.

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