Orthopedic Surgery Item Writing Needs

This resource information is only intended for use by registered ABPS subject matter experts.

Updated January 2022

When writing new items, we ask that you focus on areas of greatest need, as indicated by the table below:

Category Number of Items Needed 
01- REHABILITATION 9
02- BIOMATERIALS/ BIOMECHANICS 7
03- FRACTURES/BONE HEALING/GRAFTING 14
04- BONE AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS 18
05- PRINCIPLES OF ORTHOPEDICS PRACTICE, ETHICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY 6
06- PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS 11
07- JOINT RECONSTRUCTION/ REPLACEMENT 42
08- JOINT INJURIES 28
09- NEUROLOGY AND SPINAL DISORDERS  2
10- ORTHOPEDIC PATHOLOGY  
11- ORTHOPEDIC RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING 28
12- SOFT TISSUE PHYSIOLOGY AND   REPAIR 16
13- SPORTS MEDICINE 21
14- ARTHRITIS AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS 18
15- ORTHO MEDICAL AND TRAUMATIC PROBLEMS  10

If you are in need of assistance with your assignment, please contact Certification staff at certification@abpsus.org.

Click here for the ABPS Item Writing Guide.

Click here for step by step instructions on how to submit items.

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