These specialties are concerned with the study of the musculoskeletal system and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Orthopedics is particularly focussed on diseases of

– the rachis (spine)

– the shoulder

– the hand

– the hip

– the knee

– the foot

Traumatology is concerned with any injury resulting from traumas to the bones (fractures), tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints.

Diseases of the Spine:

Kyphosis and scoliosis in children and adolescents 

Kyphosis and scoliosis in adults

Osteoporosis and vertebral collapse

Hernia of the disc

Spondylitis and spondylodiscitis

Primitive and/or secondary tumours of the spine   

Disorders of the Shoulder:

Subacromial impingement syndrome

Rotator cuff injury

Unstable and dislocated shoulder

Arthrosis with possible prosthetic treatment (total prosthesis, prosthesis or inverse prosthesis).

Disorders of the Hand:

Carpel tunnel syndrome

Canalicular syndrome of the peripheral nerves (ulnar at the elbow and ulnar at the wrist)

De Quervain syndrome

Trigger finger

Trapezium-metacarpal arthrosis or Rhizarthrosis

Disorders of the hip

Arthrosis with possible prosthetic treatment with minimally invasive surgical technique.

Acetabular impingement

Disorders of the knee:

Arthrosis with possible prosthetic treatment (total prosthesis or uni-compartmental prosthesis)

Meniscal injuries

Cartilaginous lesions and their treatment by means of conservative therapy with infiltrations of chondroprotectants, hyaluronic acid, and/or viscosupplementation

Ligament injuries, particularly of the anterior cruciate ligament

Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Tendonopathy of the patella


Disorders of the Foot:




Congenital malformations such as congenital clubfoot, hypometria and 5th finger abduction

Flat feet in children and adolescents

Canalicular syndromes (tarsal tunnel syndrome and/or Civinini Morton syndrome)

Plantar fasciitis

As for Traumatology at the San Rossore Healthcare Facility, all types of fractures can be treated in both children (over 4 years) and adults in non-emergency situations, using open surgery and possible prosthetic replacement, or minimally invasive, percutaneous techniques.

Tendon injuries can also be diagnosed and treated (using the best minimally invasive techniques). These include Achilles tendon injury, patella tendon injury and quadriceps tendon injury, epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and tendinosis associated with peritendinitis of the Achilles and patella.

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