Basic Science High-Yield Topics

Number of times each topic has been tested on the OITE exam since 2004.

# Topic Questions
1 Legal and Ethics 54
2 Orthopaedic Implants 28
3 Osteopenia & Osteoporosis 28
4 Material Properties 25
5 Statistic Definitions 21
6 Rheumatoid Arthritis 19
7 Rehab & Prosthetics 16
8 Bisphosphonates 16
9 Articular Cartilage 13
10 Bone Grafting 12
11 Anticoagulation 12
12 Antibiotic Classification & Mechanism 11
13 Bone Cells 11
14 Thromboembolism (PE & DVT) 11
15 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 10
16 Fracture Healing 10
17 Bone Signaling & RANKL 9
18 Endochondral Bone Formation 7
19 Rickets 7
20 Muscle Biology & Physiology 7
21 Inheritance Patterns of Orthopaedic Syndromes 7
22 Genetic Pearls 7
23 Level of Evidence 7
24 Molecular Biology Basics 6
25 Analgesic Medications 6
26 Anti-inflammatory Medications 6
27 Immunology 5
28 Embryology 5
29 Clinical Trial Design 5
30 Anesthesia 5
31 Bone Growth Factors 4
32 Occupational Health 4
33 Fat Embolism Syndrome 4
34 Bone Matrix 4
35 Tendons 4
36 Normal Bone Metabolism 3
37 Psoriatic Arthritis 3
38 Gout 3
39 Bone Remodeling 3
40 Renal Osteodystrophy 3
41 Neuropathic (Charcot) Joint of Shoulder & Elbow 2
42 Bone Circulation 2
43 Hypophosphatasia 2
44 Hyperparathyroidism 2
45 Outcome Measure Tools 2
46 Prophylaxis Antibiotics 1
47 Nonunion 1
48 Platelet-Rich Plasma 1
49 PTH & Vit D Physiology 1
50 Lead Toxicity 1
51 Intramembranous Bone Formation 1
52 Collagen 1
53 Cartilage 1
54 Ligaments 1
55 Synovium & Synovial Fluid 1
56 Ochronosis 1
57 Scurvy 1
58 Hypoparathyroidism 1