The Importance of Fellowship Training
Attending internships and residency programs are requirements of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). Beyond that, our orthopedic surgeons have chosen to complete an additional year or two of fellowship training in specific subspecialties of orthopedics.
Fellowship training in an orthopedic subspecialty allows us to divide our practice into smaller, more focused centers of excellence.
As a result, we have developed a high level of expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions and injuries affecting feet and ankles, hands and upper extremities, hips, knees, and spines, and to treat traumatic and sports injuries. Our training and experience generally results in better outcomes and fewer complications for our patients.
As orthopedic technologies and new surgical techniques are created, it affords our fellowship-trained subspecialists an advantage to stay current with these advances and have a more directed focus. Generally speaking, specialties in medicine provide the community with physicians who are on the cutting edge of their field.
The Value of Experience
The value of experience lies in established, proven patient care. When a patient is selecting an orthopedic surgeon, the surgeon’s training and experience are paramount.