Orthopaedic sports surgery: art or science?

Orthopaedic sports surgery: art or science?

Have you ever known any young resident full of ambition and knowledge but unable to perform a basic bone drilling despite numerous attempts? On the opposite, did you ever meet a young resident, strikingly skillful however missing basic theoretical concepts? It is statistically inevitable that you will encounter both if you have been training young colleagues for an amount of time. It is responsibility of a teaching mentor to identify the qualities and pitfalls of each trainee, from an educational perspective, so you can get the best out of both characters.

Despite our profession is also considered an “art”, there are three fundamental columns that will define the “science” within a successful surgeon. First, any surgeon should know the anatomy, physiopathology, the diagnostic algorithm and state of the art of treatment methods.