Teaching period

3rd semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the basic principles of orthopaedics and traumatology,
  • Comprehension of the most significant injuries of the musculoskeletal system such as fractures, strains, dislocations and subluxations, peripheral nerves injuries, ruptures, tendon transections etc and their treatment (conservative and surgical),
  • Comprehension of the orthopaedic diseases such as inflammatory bone and joint diseases, degenerative diseases of the joints (osteoarthritis), paralytic paramorphias and other diseases for every anatomical area with analytic presentation of their most common treatment (conservative and surgical),
  • Knowledge of the most common neoplasmatic diseases of the bones.


Teaching method

  • Suggestions and lectures by the teaching professor,
  • Discussions on clinical cases between student groups and the professor,
  • Project presentations by the students (individually or in groups), using valid resources,
  • Lectures by guest professors,
  • Interactive sessions.


Week by week schedule

Orthopaedics is summarised in 60 teaching hours, organised in 30 2-hour sessions (2 sessions per week), in which student attendance is essential.




General part. Bones Anatomy. Types of Bones and Joints. Perfusion and Bone Neurosis. Bone Injuries: Fractures, General Fractures


Joint Injuries. Ligament Injuries. Soft Tissue Injuries


Clinical and Paraclinical Audit in Orthopaedics. Treatment Methods in Orthopaedics. Surgery Orthopaedics. Amputation. Prosthetics. Orthotics


Skeletal System


Infectious Diseases of the Bones and Joints


Inflammatory Diseases of the Bones and Joints


Osteochondritis. Degenerative Pathosis of the Bones and Joints. Neurogenic - Paralytic Paramorphias


Metabolic Diseases


Injuries and Pathosis of the Shoulder Girdle and Thorax


Injuries and Pathosis of the Upper limb: Brachial, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist bones, Metacarpal Phalanges


Injuries of the Pelvis and Acetabulum


Injuries and Pathosis of the Lower limb: Hip, Femur, Knee, Shin, Perone, Ankle, Foot


Injuries and Pathosis of the Spine




Textbooks/reference material

In English

  • Dutton M. (2004). Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation and Intervention. Mc-Graw - Hill
  • KessonM., AtkinsE. (2005). Orthopaedic Medicine. A practical approach. 2nd Revised edition. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, London
  • Magee D. (2006). Orthopaedic Physical Assessment. Saunders
  • Skinner H. (2006). Current Diagnostic and treatment. Orthopaedics. Mc-Graw-Hill
  • Solomon L., Warchick D., Nayacam S. (2005). Apley's Concise System of Orthopaedics and Fractures Holder Arnold
  • Solter R. (1999). Textbook of  Disorders and Injuries of the Myoskeletal System. William and Willkins, Baltimore


In Greek

  • Λαμπίρης Η.Ε. (2003). Ορθοπαιδική και Τραυματιολογία. Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Π. Χ. Πασχαλίδη, Αθήνα (OrthopaedicsandTraumatology)
  • Συμεωνίδης Π. (1996). Ορθοπαιδική. Κακώσεις και παθήσεις του μυοσκελετικού συστήματος. University Studio Press (Orthopaedics. Injuries and Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System)
  • Παπαβασιλείου Β. (2003). Ορθοπαιδική. Συγγενείς ανωμαλίες, παθήσεις και κακώσεις του μυοσκελετικού συστήματος. University Studio Press (Orthopaedics. Congenital Anomalies, Diseases and Injuries of the Musculoskeletal System)
  • Παπαχρήστου Γ.Κ. (2006). Εισαγωγή στην ορθοπαιδική και τραυματολογία. ΙατρικέςΕκδόσειςΠ. Χ. Πασχαλίδη, Αθήνα (Introduction to Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
  • Κοντάκης Γ.Μ., Χατζηπαύλου Α.Γ. (2006). Ορθοπαιδική Τραυματιολογία - Παθήσεις των οστών και των αρθρώσεων των άκρων. ΕκδόσειςΙατρικέςΕκδόσειςΠ. Χ. Πασχαλίδη, Αθήνα (Orthopaedic Traumatology – Diseases of the Bones and Articulations of the Limbs)
  • Dandy D., Edwards D. (2004). Βασική Ορθοπαιδική και Τραυματιολογία. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνος, Αθήνα (BasicOrthopaedicsandTraumatology)
  • Happenfeld S. (1999). Φυσική Εξέταση της Σπονδυλικής Στήλης και των Κάτω άκρων. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνος, Αθήνα (PhysicalExaminationoftheSpineandLowerLimbs)



Orthopaedics’ assessment takes place in the end of the semester and has 2 examination periods. In case somebody fails in the 1st exam, they may take the 2nd. If they fail twice, they have to attend the module/subject again. The examination students take is consisted of open and closed type questions. Students have to achieve a result 5 out of 10 or higher to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the subject, the students are awarded with 6 ECTS credits.

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