39467 - Pathologies of the Upper Limb and Cervicodorsal Rachis

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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

Basic knowledge regarding pathologies of the upper limb and cervicodorsal rachis.

Course contents

1. Anatomy, biomechanics and semeiotic of upper limb (shoulder and shoulder girdle, elbow, wrist and hand) 2. Rotator cuff tears 3. Proximal humerus fractures 4. Dislocations and Instability of the Shoulder 5. Shoulder Osteoarthritis 6. Pathology of the Elbow 7. Pathology of the wrist and the hand 8. Anatomy, biomechanics and semeiotic of the cervico-dorsal spine 9. Fractures / dislocations of the cervical spine 10. Osteoarthritis of the cervical spine 11. Tumors of the cervical spine


Manuale di Ortopedia e Traumatologia - di S. Giannini e C. Faldini (Edizioni Minerva Medica) + On-line published slides

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures

Assessment methods

Oral and/or written examination

Office hours

See the website of Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli