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 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


Parameters influencing glenoid loosening. Karelse A, Van Tongel A, Van Isacker T, Berghs B, De Wilde L.Expert Review of Medical Devices. 2016:1-12.

Meniscal Allograft Transplantation Does Not Prevent or Delay Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis. Van Der Straeten C, Byttebier P, Eeckhoudt A, Victor J. PLoS One. 2016 May 26;11(5):e0156183. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156183. eCollection 2016.link

A three-dimensional comparative study on the scapulohumeral relationship in normal and osteoarthritic shoulders. Jacxsens M, Van Tongel A, Henninger HB, De Coninck B, Mueller AM, De Wilde L. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Apr 18. pii: S1058-2746(16)00143-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.02.035. [Epub ahead of print]

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