Robert J. Esther, MD
Editor in Chief
January 2017, CME for this program expires on 12/31/2019
Please note that all 2016/2017 self-assessment examinations will be available on the new AAOS online learning platform beginning Thursday, March 1. Because questions answered in the current legacy system will NOT transfer over to the new system, we encourage accessing the examination after March 1. After this date, log in with your AAOS credentials at www.aaos.org/mylibrary, or access the exam via our new online learning platform: learn.aaos.org under the "My Activities" tab.
Scored and Recorded, Online
Earn up to 10 CME credits; 100 multiple-choice questions.
If you have already purchased this self-assessment program, you may log in and begin taking it here.
Strengthen your evaluation, diagnostic, and treatment skills for primary bone and soft-tissue neoplasms and their simulators, including both benign and malignant conditions. Review the latest classification and surgical staging systems. Includes questions that explore evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment options for:
•Benign and malignant primary bone and soft-tissue tumors
•Proliferative synovial processes
•Metastatic disease, myeloma, lymphoma, and metabolic bone disease
•Genetically transmitted musculoskeletal oncology diseases
As a result of completing the 2017 Musculoskeletal Tumors and Diseases Self-Assessment Examination, I am able to:
•recognize and evaluate common bone and soft tissue tumors.
•understand the principles of tumor evaluation and the findings that necessitate a referral to a sarcoma center.
•recognize common adult bone and soft-tissue tumors and distinguish between those for which observation only or surgical treatment is needed, and determine when patients require evaluation for possible sarcoma.
•recognize common pediatric conditions affecting bone and soft-tissue that require only observation or excision and to distinguish them by clinical, radiographic, and histological means from lesions that are worrisome for malignancy.
•identify the important features of metastatic disease to bone (including its epidemiology, pathology, and common differential diagnoses), appropriate diagnostic test selection in various clinical scenarios, accurate interpretation of clinical and radiographic information, safe and judicious performance and interpretation of biopsy, and selection of treatment.
•recognize synovial processes including those associated with synovial cysts, synovial chondromatosis, and pigmented villonodular synovitis, distinguish them from sarcomas, and recommend appropriate treatment.
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Self-Assessment in MOC
Credits earned by completing this Scored and Recorded Special Interest Self-Assessment Examination can be applied to the scored and recorded self-assessment requirements as mandated by the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process and will count toward the CME credit requirement, as well.