Imaging diagnostic techniques I
Module skeletal system anatomy and main basics of osteosynthesis

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: GIANLUCA TESTA

Expected Learning Outcomes

The aim is to provide the knowledge of the main musculoskeletal diseases of orthopedic and traumatology. The course provides knowledge regarding common orthopedic and traumatological diseases  in physical from the pediatric age to the elderly; morevoer, the course give information about common diagnostic investigations and main reduction and fixation options.

Course Structure

Frontal lession. Ppt files.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.
Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Required Prerequisites

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics of musculo-skeletal system.

Attendance of Lessons


Detailed Course Content

The course is based on the main orthopaedic and traumatologic disorders, highlighting: epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, imaging investigations, differential diagnosis, prognosis, complications, conservative and surgical treatment.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Textbook Information

1. Sessa-Villani. Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Monduzzi Editore.

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Generalità: Contusioni, Distorsioni, LussazioniSessa-Villani. Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Monduzzi Editore. Traumatologia dell’età adulta – Cap. “Le distorsioni”; Cap. “Le lussazioni”. Consultare dispense
2Fratture in generale e gestione delle loro complicanze.Sessa-Villani. Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Monduzzi Editore. Parte generale. Cap. “Fratture: generalità”. Cap. “Fisiopatologia del processo riparativo delle fratture”. Traumatologia dell’età adulta. Consultare dispense
3Distacchi EpifisariSessa-Villani. Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Monduzzi Editore. Traumatologia dell’età evolutiva. Cap. “Traumatologia dell’età evolutiva”.
4Guarigione ed osteosintesiConsultare dispense
5Fratture del collo femoreConsultare dispense
6Fratture ginocchioConsultare dispense
7Fratture pilone tibialeConsultare dispense
8Fratture del polsoConsultare dispense
9Fratture dell'omero prossimaleConsultare dispense
10Fratture sovracondiloidee di omero nel bambinoConsultare dispense
11Piede piatto giovanileConsultare dispense
12Paramorfismi e Dismorfismi RachideiConsultare dispense

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Oral exam.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

Oral question example:

1. Which is etiology of Legg-Perthes-Calvè disease?

2. Diagnostic-therapeutic approach on frailty fractures.

Quiz test example:

For dislocation is defined:

A) temporary and partial loss of articularity

B) Permanent and total loss of articularity

C) Ligamentous tears

D) None of the previous