Completing this examination will help you:
• understand the basic science, including anatomy, biomechanics, and material properties, as relates to reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.
• identify factors leading to successful primary hip and knee arthroplasty, including implant selection, surgical technique, patient optimization, and postoperative care.
• identify complex arthroplasty patient issues and determine appropriate treatment.
• diagnose and treat dysplastic conditions about the hip and knee.
• describe the evaluation and treatment of postoperative complications, including thromboembolic disease, infection, instability, aseptic loosening, and periprosthetic fracture.
Online Learning Platform
• Access examinations via the AAOS online learning platform, with a mobile-friendly interface. Enhance your learning experience with these features and functions:
• Easily navigate content, change display preferences, take notes, and mark items of interest
• Access resources and educational links for further learning – including valuable discussions and commentary, rationale for the correct answers, and links to PubMed references
• Pinch and size enhanced graphics to full screen on any touchscreen device
• Take the exam in scored and recorded format, and then access the quiz-builder for a completely customizable experience
Self-Assessment in MOC
Credits earned by completing this Scored and Recorded Special Interest Self-Assessment Examinations can be applied to the scored and recorded self-assessment requirements as mandated by the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process and will count toward the CME credit requirement, as well.