Trauma and Orthopedic surgery

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The educational objectives of teaching are:
1) to integrate the Anatomy class so as to provide the student with a complete understanding of
musculoskeletal structures not only from the morphological point of view, but also from the physical
and biomechanical one.
2) to provide the student with the traumatology concepts necessary to correctly understand the
possible pathological outcomes of a mechanical stress exceeding the tolerance limit of the different musculoskeletal
3) through frontal teaching, to provide the student with the theoretical concepts useful for interpreting
the clinical cases that will be shown, i.e., definition, generality and classifications of fractures,
dislocations and sprains
4) through interactive examples, to provide the student with an overview of the possible traumatic
mechanisms of most common musculoskeletal injuries.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student should have an adequate knowledge of the musculoskeletal
structures (bones, muscles, ligaments, joints) both in physiological conditions and in the post-traumatic
pathological state. He should also be aware of the pathogenetic mechanism and the clinical
characteristics of the main traumatic lesions of musculoskeletal apparatus: contusions, capsule-
ligamentous tears, dislocations, and fractures. The student should be able to describe a fracture according
to the main classification systems and evaluate, owing to the examples and clinical cases discussed, the
inherent urgency of treatment.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

MED/33 - ORTHOPAEDICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 24 hours