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  Published: 28/03/2018





Orthopaedic surgery is the specialty of surgery concerned with diseases of and injuries to the musculoskeletal system, namely the spine, upper and lower extremities. In order to receive vocational registration as an orthopaedic surgeon you must have gained comprehensive training in all aspects of the specialty. All surgeons, particularly those who work in provincial areas, must maintain breadth of knowledge to enable them to deal with a wide range of conditions. Surgeons who are based in larger metropolitan will often specialise in one or more aspects of the discipline, for example, spine surgery, joint replacement surgery, knee surgery, upper extremity surgery, etc.