Why does Board Certification matter?

Patients who choose an ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon can be certain that they will receive competent and quality care from someone who not only is highly-skilled, but also current in their medical knowledge. Evidence shows that when patients are treated by a Board Certified physician, they experience fewer complications, with lower infection rates, shorter recovery times, and less time away from home.

ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons are more likely to deliver care that is:

  • Safe and quality-driven
  • Up-to-date on the latest science
  • Focused on patients and families
  • Dedicated to reducing infection rates
  • Efficient and cost-effective

Since 1934 and continuing to this day, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has existed to evaluate and review the initial and continuing qualifications and competence of its Orthopaedic Surgeon Diplomates. Well, what does that mean for you as a patient? It means you are in excellent hands when you choose to receive care from an ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Furthermore, it means that the care you do receive will be of the highest quality, mindful of your safety, steeped in science and focused on achieving a successful outcome.

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American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

400 Silver Cedar Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 929-7103 Fax: (919) 942-8988