Curriculum

BASIC SCIENCE OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Orthopedic Histology

Dr. D. Eldemellawy
(U of Ottawa)

Introduction to microscopy, stains, and identification of structures.

Orthopedic Embryology

Dr. P. Glavas
(U of Montreal)

Mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, germinal growth and limb development.

Skeletal Cell Biology & Growth factors

Dr. A. Adesida
U of Alberta)

Osteoblast, osteocyte, chondroblast, and chondrocyte function, growth, and homeostasis.

Osteogenesis

Dr. T. Smallman
(New York, USA)

Bone formation: enchondral & intramembranous ossification.

Growth plate & Remodelling

Dr. P. Glavas
(U of Montreal)

Physeal formation, life-cycle, remodeling, and pathology.

Bone & Cartilage Healing

Dr. T. Smallman
(New York, USA)

Introduction to bone and cartilage healing and repair.

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY

Bone

Dr. T. Smallman
(New York, USA)

Bone classification, architecture, and functional anatomy.

Cartilage

Dr. S. Carsen
(U of Ottawa)

Cartilage classification, architecture, and functional anatomy.

Joints

Dr. S. Carsen
(U of Ottawa)

Joint classification, architecture, and functional anatomy.

Muscles

TBD

Muscle classification, architecture, and functional anatomy.

Tendons & Ligaments

TBD

Tendon & Ligament classification, architecture, and functional anatomy.

Nerves

Dr. N. Ashworth
(U of Alberta)

Central & Peripheral Nerve Structure & Function

Orthopaedic Biomechanical & Biotechnology Principles

Orthopedic Biomechanics

Dr. T. Smallman
(New York, USA)

Introduction to biomechanical principles related to orthopaedic function and pathology.

Upper Limb Biomechanics

Dr. S. Carsen
(U of Ottawa)

Upper limb Biomechanics and clinical implications.

Hip & Knee Biomechanics

Dr. S. Carsen
(U of Ottawa)

Hip & Knee Biomechanics and clinical implications.

Foot & Ankle Biomechanics

Dr. B. Meulenkamp
(U of Ottawa)

Foot & Ankle Biomechanics and clinical implications.

Spine Biomechanics

Dr. K. Almansoori
(Dubai, UAE)

Spine Biomechanics and clinical implications.

Kinematics

Dr. B. Meulenkamp
(U of Ottawa)

Introduction to the gait cycle and related pathologies (eg. deformity, amputation, etc.)

Arthroplasty Materials

Dr. V. Masse
(U of Montreal)

Overview of modern arthroplasty materials and properties

Biomaterials

Dr. K. Almansoori
(Dubai, UAE)

Overview of biomaterial function and compatibility

Surgical Biotechnology

Dr. K. Almansoori
(Dubai, UAE)

Overview of operative equipment and materials used in orthopedic surgery

Orthopedic Radiology

Plain Film & CT

Dr. S. Bernard
(Pennsylvania, USA)

Introduction to radiation exposure and science related to radiographs and computed tomography

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dr. S. Bernard
(Pennsylvania, USA)

Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and interpretation

Ultrasound & Other Imaging Modalities

Dr. S. Bernard
(Pennsylvania, USA)

Overview of ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging

Orthopaedic Pathology

Skeletal Dysplasias

Dr. P. Glavas
(U of Montreal)

Introduction to common skeletal dysplasias

Metabolic Bone Diseases

Dr. H. McDonald-Blumer
(U of Toronto)

Introduction to bone & cartilage metabolism. Overview of common electrolyte, mineralization, and hormone disorders.

Arthropathies

Dr. V. Masse
(U of Montreal)       

Introduction to common joint pathologies

Musculoskeletal Infections: osteomyelitis and septic arthritis

Dr. M. Isler
(U of Montreal)

Introduction to acute, subacute and chronic infections of the musculoskeletal system. Overview of management options and considerations.

Orthopedic Trauma

Trauma Science in Orthopaedics

Dr. G. Wilkin
(U of Ottawa)

Musculoskeletal system responses to trauma with implications to interventions and outcomes.

Non-Unions & Bone Deficits

Dr. G. Wilkin
(U of Ottawa)

Management of non-union and bone loss defects.

Nerve Injury & Repair

Dr. K. Boyd
(U of Ottawa)

Methods or nerve repair and regeneration

Orthopedic Medicine

Nicotine Effects and Management

Dr. A. Pipe
(U of Ottawa)

Overview of nicotine effects on bone healing and management options.

Coagulopathies

Dr. G. LeGal
(U of Ottawa)

Hemostasis, venothromboembolic prophylaxis, and monitoring.

Vasculopathies

Dr. B. Meulenkamp
(U of Ottawa)

Introduction to micro- and macro-angiopathies, diabetes, osteohondroses, and osteonecrosis (Avascular necrosis).

Analgesics

Dr. D. Sitar
(U of Manitoba)

Review of available analgesic options, side-effects, and contra-indications

Antibiotics & Bone supplements

Dr. D. Sitar
(U of Manitoba)

Review of commonly employed antibiotics for infection prevention and treatment. Review of available bone supplements.

Neoplasia

Introduction to Neoplasia

Dr. J. Werier
(U of Ottawa)

General concepts of tumor-genesis, metastasis, and treatment.

Osseous Neoplasia

Dr. K. Shektika
(Baltimore, USA)

Introduction to osseous tumors

Cartilage Neoplasia

Dr. K. Shektika
(Baltimore, USA)

Introduction to cartilaginous tumors

Fibrous Neoplasia & Cystic formations

Dr. K. Shektika
(Baltimore, USA)

Introduction to fibrous tumors and cysts

Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Neoplasias

Dr. K. Shektika
(Baltimore, USA)

Overview of common musculoskeletal soft tissue tumors

Hematologic Neoplasia

Dr. K. Shektika
(Baltimore, USA)

Introduction to hematologic tumors which commonly involve the bone.

Metastasis

Dr. M. Clemons
(U of Ottawa)

Introduction to bone metastasis, implications, and management options