Orthopedic Surgery: Women on the Rise in a Male-Dominated Field
Orthopedic surgery has been dominated by males. However, with the advent of new techniques and equipment, more women are taking their rightful places in the field of orthpedics. Find out why more women are taking on orthopedics as a career in medicine.
"Men have always dominated orthopedic surgery. In fact, orthopedics has the lowest percentage of women in a surgical specialty, with only 4.3 percent of board-certified orthopedic surgeons being female. People used to attribute the field's gender disparity to the physical force required to maneuver fractured or dislocated bones and joints back into place. …"
Ever wondered what goes on in an orthopedics deartment in a hospital. The video below briefly shows a day in the Orthopedics Department of Boston Childrens Hospital. It's worth the watch.