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Essential procedures for the junior resident on an orthopaedic trauma rotation

Fournier, Matthew N., MD; Rider, Carson M., MD; Beebe, Michael J., MD

doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000696

Treatment of traumatic musculoskeletal injuries is at the core of the orthopaedic profession. Junior orthopaedic trainees should develop a level of competence with orthopaedic procedures commonly performed at level 1 trauma centers. This article provides an overview of some of the most essential procedures and concepts in orthopaedic trauma to create a foundation for continued learning for the resident beginning a rotation on the trauma service.

University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Memphis, TN

Financial Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence to Matthew N. Fournier, MD, Campbell Clinic, 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 510, Memphis, TN 38104 Tel: +901-759-3277; fax: +901-759-3278; e-mail:

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