Orthopedic Surgery Item Writing Needs
This resource information is only intended for use by registered ABPS subject matter experts.
Updated May 2023
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|
|02- BIOMATERIALS/ BIOMECHANICS||6|
|03- FRACTURES/BONE HEALING/GRAFTING||21|
|04- BONE AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS||18|
|05- PRINCIPLES OF ORTHOPEDICS PRACTICE, ETHICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY||6|
|06- PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS||11|
|07- JOINT RECONSTRUCTION/ REPLACEMENT||37|
|08- JOINT INJURIES||25|
|09- NEUROLOGY AND SPINAL DISORDERS||2|
|10- ORTHOPEDIC PATHOLOGY|
|11- ORTHOPEDIC RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING||27|
|12- SOFT TISSUE PHYSIOLOGY AND REPAIR||16|
|13- SPORTS MEDICINE||21|
|14- ARTHRITIS AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS||17|
|15- ORTHO MEDICAL AND TRAUMATIC PROBLEMS||10|
If you are in need of assistance with your assignment, please contact Certification staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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