Nicholas Andry coined the word "orthopaedics," derived from the Greek words for "correct" or "straight" ("orthos") and "child" ("paidion"), in 1741, when he published Orthopaedia: Or the Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children. The branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic and overuse injuries of the musculoskeletal system, orthopaedic surgery addresses such ailments as arthritis, trauma and congenital deformities using both surgical and non-surgical means.
Recognizing the need for orthopaedic services in the provision of healthcare services in the United States, the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University offers the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.
The program, which has 15 total positions available (three for each year), is divided over post-graduate years (PGY) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
We offer educational opportunities at several regional hospitals for post-medical school physicians. Residency and Fellowship programs are offered in specialty areas, such as internal medicine, neurology, orthopaedic surgery and psychiatry. In response to society's rapidly changing healthcare needs, our emphasis on interprofessional education prepares healthcare leaders of tomorrow to focus on patient-centered care.