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


The morphometric anatomy of the delto-fulcral triangle: A 3D CT-based reconstruction study. Naidoo N, Lazarus L, Satyapal KS, De Wilde L, Van Tongel A. J Orthop. 2016 Oct 27;14(1):62-67.

Measuring hindfoot alignment in weight bearing CT: A novel clinical relevant measurement method. Burssens A, Peeters J, Buedts K, Victor J, Vandeputte G.
Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Dec;22(4):233-238. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2015.10.002.

The role of imaging in isolated benign peripheral nerve tumors: A practical review for surgeons. Chick G, Hollevoet N, Victor J, Bianchi S. Hand Surg Rehabil. 2016 Oct;35(5):320-329. doi: 10.1016/j.hansur.2016.08.001.

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