In order to participate in the online CME activities of The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ), you must be an active individual subscriber or be affiliated to a subscribing institution of the Journal.
Each CME course in the BJJ consists of a self-study test based on an original article from the BJJ and an evaluation of the activity. Each course expires after two years to ensure that the CME activities contain up-to-date orthopaedic knowledge. Each course is estimated to take one hour to complete.
You must answer 80% of the test questions correctly in order to pass the test. You are able to attempt incorrectly answered questions once. Achievement of that score opens links to the correct answers in context within the CME designated article. After passing the text and viewing the correct answers in context, you must then complete an evaluation of the CME activity. After answering all of the evaluation questions, the CME activity is complete and is recorded in your ‘My Courses’ tab. From there you can review completed Courses, download a certificate of completion which can be viewed, stored locally or printed. You will also receive an email confirming completion of the Course containing a link to the electronic version of your certificate.
The intended audience is for all grades of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The Courses are suitable for both Surgeons and surgeons in training and are applicable worldwide.
The questions are designed to affirm the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the topic studied. On completion of the activity, participants should be able to evaluation the appropriateness of the clinical information as it applies to the provision of patient care.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
BJJ requires authors of CME designated articles and authors of CME Courses to disclose any conflict(s) of interest. Each author must reveal any financial interests or relationships, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported, or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated, including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organisation(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. Any such conflicts declared will be included in the published articles and in the online CME activity. If no conflicts are declared, this will be stated.