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Student Project Information

If you are a student researching an orthopedic topic, or if you are simply interested in learning more about orthopedic surgery, look through these resources. Find information helpful for student research projects about orthopedic surgery.

What classes do I need to take to become an orthopedic surgeon?
I am often asked by students in high school, college, or even medical school what classes are necessary to become an orthopedic surgeon. Not many. More important to becoming an orthopedic surgeon is having diverse interests and finding ways to display those interests.

Student Project Information
Information about the specialty of orthopedic surgery for students interested in the field or for those doing a research project studying orthopedics.

Orthopedic Statistics
Information about orthopedics, including the most common procedures, number of patients treated, and most frequent orthopedic problems. Find orthopedic stats and demographic information in the statistics compiled here.

What Does 'Orthopedics' Mean?
The word orthopedics, sometimes spelled orthopaedics, comes from the Greek words meaning 'straight' and 'child.' Orthopedic surgeons used to focus on the treatment of crippled children, but now orthopedics is a much broader field

Answers to Hard Questions
If you're having trouble finding information about an orthopedic problem, or if there is a question for which you can't seem to find information on the Internet, look through these resources.

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