17609 - Locomotor System Diseases (LZ-C)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has acquired the basic knowledge on the medical evaluation of the major diseases of the Musculoskeletal system. The student is able torecognize the methods of diagnosticconcerning these diseases, the main conservative and surgical treatment options, the principles of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the traumarelated to theMusculoskeletal system.

Course contents

  1. Anatomy, Hystology, Embriology
  2. Osteopathy and genotipic desease
  3. Congenital deformity (spine, myogenic neck, hip dysplasia, clubfoot)
  4. Growing Desease (scoliosis, Scheuermann, spondylolisis-listesis, epiphysiolisits, osteocondrosis, dismetric leg, varus-valgus knee, claw foot, flat foot)
  5. Neuromuscular desease: perinatal pulsy, spastic pulsy, poliomielitis
  6. Vascular support desease (osteonecrosis, algodystrofhy)
  7. Arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, shoulder impingment, anchilopoietic spine, cervical and lumbar spine ernjation, anterior foot deformity)
  8. Infective desease (osteomielitis, tubercolosis)
  9. Endocrinal and metabolic desease (hyper paratiroid, rachitism, osteophorosis, Paget desease, gout
  10. Tumor and pseudotumor lesion (classification, diagnosis, stage, therapy, metastic lesions)
  11. Traunatic lesion (general principles, therapy, mid shaft fracture, femoral fracture, fracture and verterbral luxation, meniscal and ligaments knee lesion)
  12. General principles of hand surgery and upper limb
  13. General priciples of rehabilitation


Manuale di Ortopedia e Traumatologia

S. Giannini, C. Faldini, Minerva Medica Editore

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Frontal Lectures with Powerpoint presentations

Office hours

See the website of Davide Maria Donati


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.