American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Subspecialties

ABOS offers two Subspecialty Certificates: Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. There are currently more than 2,485 Diplomates who hold an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certificate and 1,906 who hold the Surgery of the Hand Subspecialty Certificate. Thirty-seven hold both.

The Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand is for Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery or microvascular surgery beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training and a practice characterized by volume and diversity of cases in hand surgery, or have made significant contributions to this field.

The Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is for Board-Certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in sports medicine beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a volume of cases in sports medicine, or have made significant contributions to this field.

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