Essential procedures for the junior resident on an orthopaedic trauma rotation

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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.

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