Fedder Recognized by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. David P. Fedder, of the Pinehurst Surgical Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Center, has earned a subspecialty certificate of added qualifications in orthopaedic sports medicine and a 10-year recertification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Fedder has completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in this subspecialty, which is a distinction held by only a select group of orthopaedic surgeons, a news release said.
In order to earn a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine, Fedder was required to meet rigorous guidelines and a high level of proficiency in sports medicine, the release said. The specialty of orthopaedics includes many subspecialties, but only two orthopaedic disciplines are recognized as specific subspecialties by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: hand surgery and sports medicine.
The subspecialty sports medicine certificate requirements state the physician must be a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, complete an accredited sports medicine fellowship program, submit all sports medicine operative procedures performed during the 12 month collection period, and complete a written examination prepared by the American Board of Ortho-paedic Surgery.
In addition, the physician must demonstrate professional competence and adherence to acceptable ethical and professional standards, and be actively engaged in the practice of orthopaedic sports medicine.
The recertification and subspecialty certification processes allow the surgeon to validate that he is continuing his medical education while maintaining a strong foundation of knowledge in the practice of surgery. Even more importantly, this dedication to keeping pace with the latest medical advances and best practices translates into higher standards and better care, the release said. >
Fedder received his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine.
His orthopaedic training was at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. He also completed a fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Fedder joined the Pinehurst Surgical Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Center in July 1992. He provides general orthopaedic care with an expertise in sports medicine, such as arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow, including total joint replacement.
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