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Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

The Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit specialises in degenerative and traumatic pathologies of the locomotor system, in particular limb and spinal column surgery.

 

It excels in the treatment of the traumatic and tumoral pathology of the cervical rachis and in the treatment of spondylotic myelopathy and spinal disc herniation.

 

Carried out on a regular inpatient admission or day surgery basis, the areas of particular surgical dedication are:

  • Vertebral surgery (for the treatment of scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, disc herniation, traumatic lesions, integrated treatment of primary and secondary spinal and skeletal tumoral pathologies, in collaboration with the Units of Medical Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiotherapy and Haematology)
  • Arthroscopic surgery for young and elderly patients (shoulder, knee, ankle, hip and elbow)
  • Prosthetic hip and knee surgery and computer-assisted prosthetic knee surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery (congenital or acquired deformities)
  • Hand and wrist surgery

Post-traumatic pathologies in athletes (shoulder tendon repair and knee ligament reconstruction) are treated in a day surgery setting using minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and in the outpatient clinic, with infiltrations of hyaluronic acid and nerve growth factors.

 

The Unit has specialist and super-specialist outpatient clinics for:

  • General orthopaedics
  • Spinal column pathologies
  • Foot pathologies
  • Hand and wrist pathologies
  • Shoulder and knee pathologies
  • Sports pathologies and traumatology
  • Post-operative Arthroscopic Controls
  • Osteo-Oncology (with a team of orthopaedists, oncologists and radiotherapists, in collaboration with the Unit of Medical Oncology
  • Echo-guided injections to large and small joint
  • Viscosupplementation and Growth factors

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Stem cell applications in intervertebral disc regeneration and the acceleration of spinal column healing processes (arthrodesis)
  • Clinical effects of static and pulsed electromagnetic fields on bone and tendon cell activity
  • New biocompatible materials for bone and cartilage regeneration (in collaboration with the  Laboratory of Chemistry and Bio-Materials of the Faculty of Engineering 
  • Degenerative tendon alterations following post-traumatic pathologies

CLINICAL AND RESEARCH COLLABORATION

  • Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, Barts and The London, United Kingdom
  • Department of Mechanics and Aeronautics, Engineering Faculty, La Sapienza University of Rome
  • Bambino Gesù Italian Paediatric Research Hospital, Rome
  • Laboratory of Functional Anatomy, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome
  • Laboratory of Chemistry and Bio-Materials, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome
  • Research Unit FREMAP Hospital, Madrid, Spain
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, USA

INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

Tel.: (+39) 06.22541.8825 | Fax: (+39) 06.22541.1934 |

 

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