65621 - Orthopaedics

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Describe the clinical manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, diagnosis, staging, prognostic indicators and management of the major skeletal diseases and trauma-related conditions, with emphasis on those most commonly encountered in the clinical practice. Identify the major diagnostic and therapeutic options for each encountered clinical scenario, and discuss their benefits and limitations. Summarize decision-making algorithms for a correct differential diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment choice. Present and critically analyze clinical cases, discuss the differential diagnosis, and formulate appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for each case (Problem-Based Learning).

Course contents

- Orthopaedics and traumatology of the upper limb

- Knee ligaments injuries

- Meniscal injuries

- knee osteoarthritis: from the biological treatmentas to total joint replacement

- Hip osteoarthritis

- Inferior limb traumatology

- Ankle and foot diseases

- Spine diseases

- Pediatric orthopaedics

- Technology in orthopaedics

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Teaching tools

Slide of the lessons.

Office hours

See the website of Stefano Zaffagnini