The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology was established in 1906. Since its inception, the goal has been to develop a strong foundation in musculoskeletal research and to achieve a reputation for excellence in clinical care and teaching.

The department’s commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching and research is based upon the belief that outstanding service to patients, family members, referring physicians, fellow employees, students and the future ofmedical science should be the standard, not the exception.


Recent News


June 2017: 01/06/2017 Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopaedic Surgery: Schouderrevalidatie - update

May 2017: 30/05/2017 Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopaedic Surgery: Obstetrische plexus brachialis letsels: secundaire beperkingen?

April 2017: 25/04/2017: Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopaedic Surgery: Schouderrevalidatie- update

Maart 2017: 28/03/2017: Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopaedic Surgery: Scafolunaire dissociatie. Tussen droom en werkelijkheid.

February 2017 PhD Nerissa Naidoo Promotor Dr A Van Tongel

February 2017: PhD Michel Bonnin: Promotor Prof J Victor

June 2016: 17/06/2016 Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopaedic Surgery: Presentations

June 2016: 17/06/2016 Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Research

May 2016: Dr Stefaan Van Onsem wins MBA Mobiliy award 2016.


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Recent publications


Six cases of sporadic schwannomatosis: Topographic distribution and outcomes of peripheral nerve tumors. Chick G, Victor J, Hollevoet N. Hand Surg Rehabil. 2017 Aug 3. pii: S2468-1229(17)30114-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2017.07.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Guidelines for humeral subluxation cutoff values: a comparative study between conventional, reoriented, and three-dimensional computed tomography scans of healthy shoulders. Jacxsens M, Karns MR, Henninger HB, Drew AJ, Van Tongel A, De Wilde L. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jul 21. pii: S1058-2746(17)30338-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.06.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Erratum to: Popliteus impingement after TKA may occur with well-sized prostheses. Bonnin MP, de Kok A, Verstraete M, Van Hoof T, Van Der Straeten C, Saffarini M, Victor J. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Jul 24. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4648-x. [Epub ahead of print]

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