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Trauma and orthopaedic surgery

MRCS candidates should:

  • Have a knowledge of the surgical conditions listed below
  • Know the principles of investigations used by the speciality
  • Know the principles of the main surgical procedures used

Skeletal fractures

Soft tissue injuries and disorders

Common disorders of the extremities

Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis

Infections of bones and joints

Locomotor pain

Bone tumours and amputations


  • Imaging techniques
  • Neurophysiological investigations
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