Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Vall d’Hebron University Hospital is accredited to train six residents a year in the Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Teaching Unit. The core Teaching Unit is provided by the Traumatology Department, with participation from Intensive Care Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Rheumatology.


Training itinerary for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology

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Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology is a specialisation encompassing prevention, clinical assessment, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment, and monitoring - until a definitive functional state is re-established - of cognitive, traumatic, infectious, tumoural, metabolic and degenerative processes, and of acquired functional deformities and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and related structures.

Why specialise at Vall d’Hebron?

  • Because your rotations will include a range of services related to Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, such as: The Accident and Emergency Department, the Traumatology Intensive Care Unit,  the Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, Vascular Surgery and Rheumatology.
  • Because you will gain knowledge of selection, appropriate use, and practice of invasive and non-invasive manual and instrument-driven procedures applied to the specialisation of orthopaedic surgery and traumatology.
  • Because you will gain pharmacological knowledge for the indication and application of pharmaceuticals in developmental changes, the forming and functioning of limbs, the spinal column and related structures.
  • Because you will be trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Because you will have the opportunity to take part in clinical sessions and surgical planning.

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