University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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Purpose of the course: The study and knowledge transfer in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and pathologies of the musculoskeletal system.

Course Content: The content and evolution of Orthopaedics. Clinical examination and diagnostic approach of patients in Orthopaedics and Traumatology . Basic knowledge in bone structure. Healing fractures. Delayed healing – Nonunion: classification and treatment. Shoulder and acromioclavicular dislocation. Rotator cuff tears. Intra-articular and periarticular shoulder fractures. Fractures of the humerus. Traumatic brachial plexus injuries. Fractures Wrist and Hand. Mixed Injury Hand - mutilation. Pelvic ring injuries. Fractures of the acetabulum. Fractures and dislocations of the hip. Fractures of the femur. Intra-articular and periarticular fractures of the knee. Ligament injuries and sprains of knee and patella . Fractures of the tibia. Injuries and fractures of ankle and foot. Fractures, ligamentous injuries and dislocations of cervical, thoracic, lumbar - sacral spine and coccyx. Peculiarities of musculoskeletal injuries in children. Fractures in children. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and dislocations in children. Multiple injuries. Open fractures. Osteoarthritis - Orthopaedic approach. Diseases of the spine - Herniated intervertebral disc. Scoliosis and other deformities of the spine. Osteonecrosis. Congenital dislocation of the hip in the adult. Ordinary diseases of the hip in children. Congenital diseases of upper and lower limbs in children. Obstetrical palsy. Cerebral Palsy. Osteochondritis. Diseases of Hand. Musculoskeletal infections. Benign musculoskeletal tumors. Malignant tumors. .

Form and outcomes of instruction: The course is taught in conjunction with clinical training in small groups of students. Students are fully integrated into the operation of clinical (patient wards, outpatient, emergency department, surgery). Derive theoretical and practical knowledge workers by faculty members and perform medical procedures. The final level of knowledge allows the diagnosis and differential diagnosis and basic treatment of injuries and musculoskeletal pathologies.

Hours of training per student: 130

Semester: 9th + 10th (rotation)