Can You Answer These 4 Free Orthopedic Surgery MOC Practice Questions?

Are you getting ready to take your Orthopedic Surgery Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam? Even though you’ve been practicing in Orthopedic Surgery medicine for years, sometimes getting back into the study routine can be tricky. The best way to sharpen your skills is through practice questions. Can you answer these 4 practice questions from the BoardVitals Orthopedic Surgery MOC Question Bank correctly?

You may be taking the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS) Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC) Exam. The BoardVitals question bank includes questions that will prepare you for either. The bank includes more than 600 board-style review questions developed by top Orthopedic Surgeons who have recently taken the exam. If you find a question particularly tricky, you’ll be able to get a “mini-lecture” on the topic by reviewing the detailed evidence-based rationales for correct, as well as incorrect, answers. This is the best way to get a comprehensive understanding of the topic you’ll be tested on.

ABOS Orthopedic Surgery MOC Exam

The ABOS MOC exam consists 150 multiple-choice questions administered over the course of three hours. According to the ABOS Blueprint, topics include:

  • General Principles 5%
  • Spine 7%
  • Upper Extremities 34%
  • Lower Extremities 37%
  • Multiple Sites 11%
  • Neoplasms 5%


The AOBOS OCC exam consists 100 multiple choice questions administered over three hours divided into two sections. According to the AOBOS OCC Specifications, the topics covered are as follows:

  • Foot/Ankle 10% – 13%
  • Hand/Upper Extremity 10% – 12%
  • Joint 11% – 14%
  • Pediatrics 10% – 12%
  • Sports Medicine 11% – 14%
  • Spine 10% – 12%
  • Trauma 11% – 14%
  • Tumor 4% – 5%
  • Infection 4% – 5%
  • Other 0% – 3%

Both exams have high pass rates, but your key to success is practice. Want free practice? Check out the Orthopedic Surgery free trial.

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