Fellowship Exam of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
The Fellowship Exam of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology takes place in
GENEVA - SWITZERLAND
4 & 5 October 2008
of European Community (EU) including Norway,
of full qualification as an Orthopaedic Surgeon
3. Be fluent in English
“Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology”
*For further information please contact your national UEMS-European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology delegate
the Aplication Form (Adobe Acrobat pdf)
Number of candidates restricted to 40
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FORMAT OF THE EXAMINATION
a) A written paper in book form consisting of
problem solving tests and 20 MCQ questions 2 hours
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OF THE EXAMINATION
A. ELECTIVE ORTHOPAEDICS
1. A wide knowledge of orthopaedic disease in both children and adults which includes
congenital and genetically determined disorders, metabolic disorders, degenerative
diseases and disturbances, and disabilities resulting from disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This knowledge should extend from clinical diagnosis through management to rehabilitation.
2. A sound knowledge of the standard operative procedures used and their complications.
3. A knowledge of the standard investigative techniques used in orthopaedics.
4. A knowledge of specialised areas such as the spine, the hand, etc.
1. A sound knowledge of the care of musculoskeletal trauma from the initial
resuscitation through reconstructive surgery to complications and their management, and
relevant aspects of rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal trauma includes fractures of limb bone,
joint injuries, spinal injuries including neurological damage, pelvic fractures, injuries to
muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve, hand injuries, multiple injuries and the principles of
shock and resuscitation.
2. An adequate knowledge of visceral, neurosurgical and skin trauma, such as would enable an orthopaedic surgeon to undertake primary diagnosis and treatment of these injuries if specialist expertise were not immediately available.
C. BASIC SCIENCE
1.A knowledge of surgical anatomy relevant to the practice of orthopaedic and trauma surgery.
2.The development of the musculoskeletal system.
3. The physiology and biochemistry of musculoskeletal tissues.
4.The pathology of common conditions including tumours, degenerative and inflammatory
arthritis, metabolic bone disease and fracture healing.
5. Bacteriology encountered in orthopaedic practice including operating theatre design and the
role of antibiotics.
6. The science of investigative techniques, including the principles of radiography and the
effects of radiation on the skeleton, the physical basis of computerised tomography, ultrasound
and magnetic resonance imaging, the scientific basis of electrophysiological investigations.
7. Biomechanics relevant to the musculoskeletal system. This would include the physical
properties of the tissues we deal with (bone, cartilage, and implants for reconstructive surgery
and fracture fixation), patterns of gait and limb movement and the effect of forces acting on the
8. Working knowledge of Statistics relevant to Orthopaedic practice