Examinations are always a nuisance, especially as you enter more mature years. Studying becomes less natural and more tedious. Thankfully, the FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination is just about orthopaedics, and so some of the knowledge required would hopefully be second nature. However, MCQ and EMQ examinations always tend to ask about less obvious topics, which do not always feature in routine practice, and this is no different with the FRCS (Tr & Orth).
When many of the authors were preparing for their examination, there was a distinct shortage of practice questions. The vast majority related to American examinations, and our experience was that these are very different to the questions in the British examination.