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