cod. 08725

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie apparato locomotore (MED/33)
Type of training activity
35 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The student will have to know the basic concepts of the main orthopedic and traumatological pathologies mainly in the sports field.


good knowledge of anatomy

Course unit content

The course aims to provide students with the relevant skills, recognition and interpretation of signs and symptoms and classification of the disease. It is also proposed to provide expertise for the establishment of a effective communication with the patient and his family

Full programme

Congenital dysplasia of the hip.
Congenital twisted foot.
Hollow foot, flat foot.
Hallux valgus. Metatarsalgia.
Meta-epiphyseal juvenile dystrophy or osteochondrosis (Perthes' disease, epiphysiolysis).
Scoliosis (congenital bone scoliosis, acquired scoliosis, juvenile idiomatic scoliosis, diagnosis, clinical diagnosis and principles of therapy).
Osteoarthritis (general principles, classification, pathological anatomy, clinical and radiographic diagnosis). Vertebral osteoarthritis, arthrosis of the hip, arthrosis of the knee and rizoarthrosis.

Diagnosis and principles of treatment of lumbago, lumbosciatalgi, lombocruralgia and cervicobrachialgia.

General information on primitive and metatastatic tumors of the musculoskeletal system.

General principles of traumatology (bruises, sprains, dislocations and fractures).
Healing processes of a fracture.
Delay of consolidation and pseudoarthrosis; complications of fractures and dislocations. Main fractures of the limbs and vertebro-medullary fractures. Fractures of the proximal femur. Wrist and carpal scaphoid fractures.

Capsule-ligament injuries of the knee and meniscal injuries.

Carpal tunnel syndrome. Dupuytren's disease. Trigger finger. Rheumatoid hand. De Quervain’s disease.


MANUALE DI ORTOPEDIA E TRAUMATOLOGIA", Autori: F. Benazzo, F. Ceccarelli, G. Cerulli, M. D'Arienzo, L. de Palma, F. Franchin, S. Gatto, V. Guzzanti, R. Mora, V. Patella, D. Ronca, M. A. Rosa, G.Sessa, U. Tarantino, C. Villani - Monduzzi Editore - CLINICA ORTOPEDICA Autore: M. Campanacci, Patron Editore - "MANUALE DI ORTOPEDIA E TRAUMATOLOGIA" : Autori: S. Giannini, C. Faldini Edizioni Minerva Medica - "MANUALE DI ORTOPEDIA E TRAUMATOLOGIA" 2a Edizione: Autori F.A. Grassi, U.E. Pazzaglia, G. Pilato, G. Zatti, Ed. Elsevier

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) if necessary on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (https://elly.medicina.unipr.it).

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide http://selma.unipr.it/).
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le-eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabilita-dsa-bes)

Other information

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