00750 - Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Davide Maria Donati

  • Credits 2

  • SSD MED/33

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Physiotherapy (cod. 8476)

  • Course Timetable from Oct 01, 2021 to Nov 24, 2021


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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student has the knowledge and the ability to understand the physiopathological bases, the symptoms and the signs of the main orthopedic and traumatological pathologies of musculoskeletal system in the children, in the adults and the elderly

Course contents

  1. Principles
    1. The clinical and radiological examinations in Orthopedics
    2. Orthopedic surgery, prosthesis materials and osteosynthesis
    3. Outline of anatomy, histology, embryology
    4. Lesions of the meniscus and knee ligaments
      1. Arthroscopy
    5. Tendon injuries
      1. Suture, immobilization and functionale recovery
    6. Joint dislocations
      1. Shoulder
      2. Elbow
  2. Neurological rehabilitation in peripheral nerve injuries
    1. Tone Physiology
    2. Peripheral nerve injuries
    3. Acquired neuropathies
    4. Hereditary neuropathies
    5. Diagnosis of peripheral nerve injuries
  3. Neurological alterations
    1. Obstetric paralysis, spastic paralysis, hemiplegia
  4. Congenital malformations
    1. Myogenic Torcicollis
    2. Congenital hip dysplasia
    3. Congetial clubfoot
    4. Scoliosis
  5. Pains of dical origins
    1. Herniated disc treatment (medical, surgical, FKT)
    2. Vertebral spondylosis
  6. Inflammatory diseases of tendons and aponeuroses
    1. Scapular humeral periarthrisis
    2. Dupuytren’s disease
    3. Median nerve entrapment sydrome:classification, etiology, clinic, development, treatment
  7. Degenerative joint changes
    1. Arthrosis

      - Coxartrosis treatment (medical, surgical, FKT.)

      - Treatment gonarthrosis (medical, surgical, FKT)

      - Vertebral osteoarthritis (cervical, lumbar) treatment

    2. Rheumatoid arthritis
  8. Changes on a circulatory basis
    1. Osteonecrosis
    2. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  9. Infectious alterations
    1. Osteomyelitis
    2. Osteoarticular tuberculosis
  10. Tumors and pseudotumoral lesions
    1. Classification, diagnosis, staging, therapy
    2. Pseudotumoral lesions
    3. Metastatic tumors
  11. Traumatic injuries
    1. Bone fractures
      1. General pronciples (composition exposition)
      2. Diaphyseal fractures
      3. Joint fractures (tibial plateau)
      4. Fractures of the neck of the femur
      5. Fractures of the pelvis
      6. Amyelic and myelic vertebral fractures
      7. Pseudoarthrosis
      8. General principles of osteosynthesis
      9. Physiopathology of consolidation


Manuale di Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Giannini-Faldini. Minerva Ed.

Teaching methods

frontal lectures

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Powerpoint material

Office hours

See the website of Davide Maria Donati