PG Orthopaedic in UK

MS Orthopaedic in UK

Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Common procedures performed by Orthopedic surgeons are as follows:

  1. Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy
  2. Shoulder arthroscopy and decompressionImage result for orthopaedic training in uk
  3. Carpal tunnel release
  4. Knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty
  5. Removal of support implant
  6. Knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  7. Knee replacement
  8. Repair of femoral neck fracture
  9. Repair of trochanteric fracture
  10. Debridement of skin/muscle/bone/fracture
  11. Knee arthroscopy repair of both menisci
  12. Hip replacement
  13. Shoulder arthroscopy/distal clavicle excision
  14. Repair of rotator cuff tendon
  15. Repair fracture of radius (bone)/ulna
  16. Laminectomy
  17. Repair of ankle fracture (bimalleolar type)
  18. Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement
  19. Lumbar spinal fusion
  20. Repair fracture of the distal part of radius
  21. Low back intervertebral disc surgery
  22. Incise finger tendon sheath
  23. Repair of ankle fracture (fibula)
  24. Repair of femoral shaft fracture
  25. Repair of trochanteric fracture

A typical schedule for a practicing orthopedic surgeon involves 50–55 hours of work per week divided amongImage result for orthopaedic training in uk clinic, surgery, various administrative duties and possibly teaching and/or research if in an academic setting.

PG Orthopaedic Courses in UK

  • Msc Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Msc Motion Analysis
  • Msc Orthopaedic Science
  • Msc Orthopaedic and rehabilitation Technology
  • Mch Orthopaedic Surgery


MRCS Training in UK

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International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP)

The International Surgical Training Programme (ISTP) comes under the generic Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme and provides a route for high quality International Medical Graduates (IMGs) to obtain sponsorship for GMC registration and the Tier 5 visa so that they can undertake training and development in UK hospitals for a maximum of 24 months.

Eligibility criteria

IMGs eligible to register for an ISTP post must:

  • be working within an ISTP overseas partner organisation
  • be resident overseas at the time of application to the scheme and have no rights of residence in the UK/EU/EEA/Switzerland
  • hold a primary medical qualification recognised by the GMC
  • have completed an acceptable internship (or equivalent) of not less than twelve months following undergraduate training
  • have completed at least 3 years of full-time clinical practice/training (equivalent to ST3 or above in the UK) since obtaining their primary medical qualification, including the most recent 12 months. Clinical attachments/observerships do not count
  • have passed the MRCS (UK) or hold an acceptable alternative qualification
  • have not previously attempted the General Medical Council (GMC) Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB) test
  • achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each category of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and an overall score of at least 7.5.