Orthopedics and trauma

The Orthopedics and Trauma Unit represents one of the centers of excellence for the treatment of the vertebral column disorders, shoulder disorders, pediatric orthopedic disorders, oncologic muculoskeletal diseases (in particular soft tissue sarcoma), diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases.

The unit includes:

  • 29 beds
  • 8 visiting rooms.

DIAGNOSIS AND OUTPATIENT ACTIVITIES

  • Fetal skeletal diseases counseling
  • Clinical visit for Vertebral surgery
  • Clinical visit for Oncologic surgery
  • Clinical visit for Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases
  • Clinical visit for rare orthopedic diseases
  • Clinical visit for Ilizarov method
  • Clinical visit for cartilage diseases
  • Clinical visit for knee disorders
  • Clinical visit for hand disorders
  • Clinical visit for shoulder disorders
  • Clinical visit for hip prosthesis
  • Clinical visit for feet disorders
  • Clinical visit for rheumatic disorders
  • Clinical visit for pediatric trauma and orthopedic disorders
  • Clinical visit for Paget disease
  • Sympathetic nerve block of legs and arms
  • Infant hip check – up
  • Bone Mineral Density BMD
  • Vertebral manipulations
  • Ilizarov medication
  • Tecar therapy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Clinical visit for ultrasound guided surgery.

 

  • Upper and lower limb bone tumor 
  • Soft tissue cancer localized in the pelvis, upper limbs, lower limbs (including open and closed hemipelvectomies and reconstruction of upper and lower limbs using allograft from regional bone bank)
  • Metastatic tumors
  • Reconstructive foot surgery
  • Knee surgery (open surgery and arthroscopy)
  • Shoulder surgery (open surgery and arthroscopy) and Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Hand surgery
  • Vertebral column trauma surgery – upper and lower limbs
  • Vertebral column surgery.

NUMBER OF OPERATIONS IN 2014

  • 1920 trauma and orthopedic adult and pediatric surgeries.

The Orthopedics and Trauma Unit represents one of the centers of excellence for the treatment of the vertebral column disorders, shoulder disorders, pediatric orthopedic disorders, oncologic muculoskeletal diseases (in particular soft tissue sarcoma), diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases.

THE UNIT INCLUDES:

  • 29 beds
  • 8 visiting rooms.

DIAGNOSIS AND OUTPATIENT ACTIVITIES

  • Fetal skeletal diseases counseling
  • Clinical visit for Vertebral surgery
  • Clinical visit for Oncologic surgery
  • Clinical visit for Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases
  • Clinical visit for rare orthopedic diseases
  • Clinical visit for Ilizarov method
  • Clinical visit for cartilage diseases
  • Clinical visit for knee disorders
  • Clinical visit for hand disorders
  • Clinical visit for shoulder disorders
  • Clinical visit for hip prosthesis
  • Clinical visit for feet disorders
  • Clinical visit for rheumatic disorders
  • Clinical visit for pediatric trauma and orthopedic disorders
  • Clinical visit for Paget disease
  • Sympathetic nerve block of legs and arms
  • Infant hip check – up
  • Bone Mineral Density BMD
  • Vertebral manipulations
  • Ilizarov medication
  • Tecar therapy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Clinical visit for ultrasound guided surgery.

 

External fixing device for proximal epiphysis of the homer (European patent).

The Bone Metabolism Unit (BMU) is dedicated to the study of osteoporosis and metabolic bone and mineral diseases. The BMU is part of the Orthopedic Department since its establishment.

The BMU has been institutionally involved in bone research for over 20 years and has a collective record of more than 100 publications in qualified international and national journals, constituting innovative contributions to the pathophysiology of bone and mineral metabolism. The BMU has a long-standing experience in experimental and clinical studies for drugs and markers development and validation, targets identification, and animal models characterization (osteogenesis imperfecta, ADA, MPS, OVX, GDX). The BMU team has the clinical, molecular and cellular biology know-how, as well as the technical facilities, to cover essential areas in bone and mineral metabolism and in the relevant endocrine control that can be also translationally applied to complementary fields. Major achievement of the BMU research activities are related to the biochemical markers of bone turnover, the roles of Calcitonin Gene related Peptide (CGRP), Growth Hormone (GH) and Estrogen in bone, and the role of bone in plasma ions homeostasis.

Actual goals of the research activities are focused on the pathophysiology of the bone fragility syndrome of osteoporosis, that is a major public health threat, and on the development of optimal strategies for its treatment. Through interrelated research projects, with national and international collaborations, the BMU team studies the role of bone in plasma calcium homeostasis and the mechanisms of endocrine regulation of bone and mineral metabolism. It also examines bone structure parameters as well as the clinical, cellular and biomolecular factors that might determine, or are associated to bone loss and fragility fractures during aging and endocrine syndromes. The ultimate goal of the unit is to translate research knowledge into the improvement of clinical practice in the large orthopedic scenario of the skeletal fragility syndromes. 

 

The Orthopedics and Trauma Unit represents one of the centers of excellence for the treatment of the vertebral column disorders, shoulder disorders, pediatric orthopedic disorders, oncologic muculoskeletal diseases (in particular soft tissue sarcoma), diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases.

The unit includes:

  • 29 beds
  • 8 visiting rooms.

DIAGNOSIS AND OUTPATIENT ACTIVITIES

  • Fetal skeletal diseases counseling
  • Clinical visit for Vertebral surgery
  • Clinical visit for Oncologic surgery
  • Clinical visit for Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases
  • Clinical visit for rare orthopedic diseases
  • Clinical visit for Ilizarov method
  • Clinical visit for cartilage diseases
  • Clinical visit for knee disorders
  • Clinical visit for hand disorders
  • Clinical visit for shoulder disorders
  • Clinical visit for hip prosthesis
  • Clinical visit for feet disorders
  • Clinical visit for rheumatic disorders
  • Clinical visit for pediatric trauma and orthopedic disorders
  • Clinical visit for Paget disease
  • Sympathetic nerve block of legs and arms
  • Infant hip check – up
  • Bone Mineral Density BMD
  • Vertebral manipulations
  • Ilizarov medication
  • Tecar therapy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Clinical visit for ultrasound guided surgery.

 

  • Upper and lower limb bone tumor 
  • Soft tissue cancer localized in the pelvis, upper limbs, lower limbs (including open and closed hemipelvectomies and reconstruction of upper and lower limbs using allograft from regional bone bank)
  • Metastatic tumors
  • Reconstructive foot surgery
  • Knee surgery (open surgery and arthroscopy)
  • Shoulder surgery (open surgery and arthroscopy) and Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Hand surgery
  • Vertebral column trauma surgery – upper and lower limbs
  • Vertebral column surgery.

NUMBER OF OPERATIONS IN 2014

  • 1920 trauma and orthopedic adult and pediatric surgeries.

The Orthopedics and Trauma Unit represents one of the centers of excellence for the treatment of the vertebral column disorders, shoulder disorders, pediatric orthopedic disorders, oncologic muculoskeletal diseases (in particular soft tissue sarcoma), diagnosis and treatment of metabolic bone diseases.

THE UNIT INCLUDES:

  • 29 beds
  • 8 visiting rooms.

DIAGNOSIS AND OUTPATIENT ACTIVITIES

  • Fetal skeletal diseases counseling
  • Clinical visit for Vertebral surgery
  • Clinical visit for Oncologic surgery
  • Clinical visit for Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases
  • Clinical visit for rare orthopedic diseases
  • Clinical visit for Ilizarov method
  • Clinical visit for cartilage diseases
  • Clinical visit for knee disorders
  • Clinical visit for hand disorders
  • Clinical visit for shoulder disorders
  • Clinical visit for hip prosthesis
  • Clinical visit for feet disorders
  • Clinical visit for rheumatic disorders
  • Clinical visit for pediatric trauma and orthopedic disorders
  • Clinical visit for Paget disease
  • Sympathetic nerve block of legs and arms
  • Infant hip check – up
  • Bone Mineral Density BMD
  • Vertebral manipulations
  • Ilizarov medication
  • Tecar therapy
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Clinical visit for ultrasound guided surgery.

 

External fixing device for proximal epiphysis of the homer (European patent).

The Bone Metabolism Unit (BMU) is dedicated to the study of osteoporosis and metabolic bone and mineral diseases. The BMU is part of the Orthopedic Department since its establishment.

The BMU has been institutionally involved in bone research for over 20 years and has a collective record of more than 100 publications in qualified international and national journals, constituting innovative contributions to the pathophysiology of bone and mineral metabolism. The BMU has a long-standing experience in experimental and clinical studies for drugs and markers development and validation, targets identification, and animal models characterization (osteogenesis imperfecta, ADA, MPS, OVX, GDX). The BMU team has the clinical, molecular and cellular biology know-how, as well as the technical facilities, to cover essential areas in bone and mineral metabolism and in the relevant endocrine control that can be also translationally applied to complementary fields. Major achievement of the BMU research activities are related to the biochemical markers of bone turnover, the roles of Calcitonin Gene related Peptide (CGRP), Growth Hormone (GH) and Estrogen in bone, and the role of bone in plasma ions homeostasis.

Actual goals of the research activities are focused on the pathophysiology of the bone fragility syndrome of osteoporosis, that is a major public health threat, and on the development of optimal strategies for its treatment. Through interrelated research projects, with national and international collaborations, the BMU team studies the role of bone in plasma calcium homeostasis and the mechanisms of endocrine regulation of bone and mineral metabolism. It also examines bone structure parameters as well as the clinical, cellular and biomolecular factors that might determine, or are associated to bone loss and fragility fractures during aging and endocrine syndromes. The ultimate goal of the unit is to translate research knowledge into the improvement of clinical practice in the large orthopedic scenario of the skeletal fragility syndromes. 

 

Gianfranco Fraschini

Years of experience: 34

Professor at the Elective Course of Emergency Trauma: seeing, foreseeing, providing – within the Medicine and Surgery Degree at UNISR academic years 2000/2001 to 2013/2014.
Professor of Musculosketal System Anatomy within the Physiotherapy Degree at UNISR academic years 2000/2001 to present time.

Member of the Technical pedagogic Commission of the Università Vita e Salute - Medicine and Surgery Degree and Physiotherapy Degree in the years 2002/2003-2003/2004-2004/2005-2005/2006-2006/2007.
Representative for the Ministry of Health for the Continued Education activities.
Visiting professor at the Università degli Studi di Pavia – Post graduate Degree in Orthopedics and Trauma, since the academic year 2004/2005.