Learning outcomes of the course unit
By the end of the course students will have acquired the basic notions of orthopaedics and traumatology and concerning functional bandaging and plaster casts.
Students will also be required to recognise emergency cases in the orthopaedic and traumatology fields.
Students must possess basic notions in the field of surgery.
Students must possess basic knowledge of the anatomy of the muscular-skeletal system and its physiology.
Course contents summary
The programme will be given to students during the first lesson and includes the basic orthopaedic and traumatological injuries with particular reference to emergency treatment in this area. In particular:
1. GENERAL FRACTURES
• Local and general complications.
• Clinical and instrumental diagnosis.
• Principles of orthopaedic and surgical treatment.
• Conditions of the callus (delayed consolidation and pseudoarthrosis).
2. SPECIFIC FRACTURES
• Proximal femoral fractures.
• Vertebral fractures.
• Wrist and carpal scaphoid fractures.
3. SPRAINS AND DISLOCATIONS
• General notes.
• Knee sprains.
• Ankle sprains.
• Scapular-humeral and acromionclavicular dislocations.
• Elbow dislocations.
• Hip dislocations.
4. CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES
• Congenital hip dysplasia.
• Congenital club foot.
5. CONDITIONS IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE
• Scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.
• Arthrosis of the rachis.
• Arthrosis of the hand.
7. LUMBALGIA, LUMBAR CRURALGIA, LUMBAR ISCHIALGIA, DISC HERNIA
8. CONDITIONS OF THE HAND
• De Quervain’s syndrome.
• Trigger finger.
• Dupuytren's disease.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome.
9. GENERAL NOTES ON PLASTER CASTS AND FUNCTIONAL BANDAGING
Gallinaro, Peretti, Rinaldi, Manuale di ortopedia e traumatologia. Mc-Graw Hill.
Visits to the emergency trauma centre may be arranged on an individual basis.
Final assessment will be by oral exam.