Orthopaedic surgeons are doctors who have finished supplementary training in orthopaedic surgery after finishing medical school, any M.D. or D.O. In American and Canada orthopaedic surgeons finish at least 11 years of postsecondary education as well as clinical training.
The training comprises of getting an undergraduate degree, a medical degree or osteopathic degree, followed by completion of five-year residence in orthopaedic surgery. The five year residency comprises of a year of general training after which four year of training is done in the filed of orthopaedic surgery.