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


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.

April 2016: 26/04/2016 Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopaedic Surgery:  Trauma of the spine

February 2016: 23/02/2016 Postgraduate UZ Gent Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Surgery: Nerve evaluation, a multidisciplinary approach

January 2016: 26/01/15 Postgraduate UZ Gent Orthopedie: Elbow arthroplasty

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Recent publications


Computer-based estimation of the hip joint reaction force and hip flexion angle in three different sitting configurations. Van Houcke J, Schouten A, Steenackers G, Vandermeulen D, Pattyn C, Audenaert EA. Appl Ergon. 2017 Sep;63:99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.04.008. Epub 2017 Apr 22.

The three-dimensional glenohumeral subluxation index in primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder. Jacxsens M, Van Tongel A, Henninger HB, Tashjian RZ, De Wilde L.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 May;26(5):878-887. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.09.049. Epub 2016 Nov 30.

Procedure to describe clavicular motion. Gutierrez Delgado G, De Beule M, Ortega Cardentey DR, Segers P, Iznaga Benítez AM, Rodríguez Moliner T, Verhegghe B, Palmans T, Van Hoof T, Van Tongel A. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Mar;26(3):490-496. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.09.009. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

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