Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Clinic of Orthopaedics and traumatology presents opportunities for students to learn about the latest developments in trauma diagnostics and orthopaedic surgery. We share our knowledge with students in different courses and enhance the qualification during theirs resident ship. Our clinic has a good theoretical and clinical background as it is a centre for various musculoskeletal diseases and complex trauma cases treatment.
Students obtain practical skills at LSMU Hospital, the largest hospital in the Baltic countries. In LSMU Hospital, Clinic of Orthopaedics and traumatology has two departments: Orthopaedic surgery department – 60 beds and Polytrauma department – 25 beds. There are 21 orthopaedic surgeons, 11of them has a PhD. They perform:
- Hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow arthroplasties including primary conventional, resurfacing, minimally invasive, unicondylar as well as revision and total femur arthroplasties.
- Arthroscopical surgeries such as: shoulder Bankart, Latarjet, Bristow surgeries, rotator cuff, clavicle luxation reconstruction, knee anterior and posterior cruciate ligament, posterolateral and medial complex, patellar instability, ankle ligament reconstruction, autograft transfer procedure or autologous chondrocyte implantation, meniscus transplantation, latissimus dorsi transposition, Osgood-Sfhlater and Haglund disease arthroscopical resections.
- Other surgeries in acute/poly trauma or pseudoarthrosis, oncology, bone infection cases, deformity corrections.
In medicine programme we have different courses:
- For the first course students - there is “First aid” course,
- For the second course students – “Movement” module,
- For the fourth course students – “Pathology and musculoskeletal systems” module,
- For the sixth course students – “Elective scientific work”.
Orthopaedic surgeons are active in scientific research, has published many publications in well-known orthopaedic journals, i.e. Journal of Arthroplasty; Acta Orthopaedica; Hip International; International Orthopaedics; BMC Musculoskelet Disorders; Orthopedics; Foot&Ankle International; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; Arthroscopy and others.
In 2011 Clinic of Orthopaedics and traumatology has founded and administrates Lithuanian total joint arthroplasty register. In 2011 COT has introduced “Fast track” program in proximal femur fracture care. There are many scientific research projects organized in Clinic of Orthopaedics and traumatology, presently concentrated in soft tissue repair after total hip arthroplasty, biomechanical muscle properties after total knee arthroplasty and cartilage regeneration opportunities.