20757 - Locomotor System Diseases

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will obtain basic knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases in childhood and adulthood.The lessons are focused on:

- patophysiology of disese

- clinical and instrumental semeiotics

- medical treatment 

- surgical treatment (conservative, reconstructive and substitive therapy)

Course contents

1. Knee sprain and dislocatio

2. Injury oh the meniscus

3. Surgical technique of the knee ligaments

4. Rehabilitation after knee ligaments reconstruction

5. Osteoarthritis and gonarthrosis

6. Shoulder disease: rotator cuff tears, acute dislocation of the shoulder and shoulder instability

7. Scoliosis and Kyphosis

8. Lumbar pain in hernia pathology

9. Wrist sprain trauma

10. Cocarthrosis

11. Hip dysplasia

12. Traumatic hip dislocation

13. Lower limb fractures

14. Upper limb fractures

15. Muscolar injuries

16. Rehabilitation: basic principles


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

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures

Assessment methods

Written test and/or oral examination

Office hours

See the website of Stefano Zaffagnini