KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE

KULLIYYAH OF MEDICINE

Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation

Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation


The Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Rehabilitation is primarily involved in the teaching of the undergraduate programme through a major10 week posting in phase III (Year 4) of the medical programme. Even during the 1st and 2nd year, a few basic aspects of orthopaedics are taught such as the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system. This 10 week programme will introduces an integrated approach to the disciplines of orthopaedics, traumatology and rehabilitation. The purpose is not to teach orthopaedics as a speciality per se but rather to appreciate it as one facet in the spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders. During this posting, the students will gain the basic knowledge of orthopaedic problems, trauma, rehabilitation and related disorders.

Our motto denotes our commitment to be a leader in the basic orthopaedic sciences and also to develop a world class academic environment within the department. It is our aim to be a leading Orthopaedics Department within this region. This commitment is also reflected in our Vision. To achieve this Vision we have partaken 4 Mission statements that will help to give direction to the development of the Department’s activities, staff and facilities.


Year 2017

 
• Stress management workshop for MORTH (10th February 2017)
• Candidates interview for MORTH (14th February 2017)
• End of subspeciality posting exam for MORTH (24th February 2017)
• 1st Basic Fracture Fixation Course 2017 (25th – 26th February 2017)
• 13th National Basic Arthroplasty Course 2017 (9th – 10th March 2017)
• Solat Hajat and Dinner 2017 (16th March 2017)
• Strategies to perform in examination day workshop (MORTH) (17th March 2017)
• MORTH CBO part II Mock Exam (28th – 30th March 2017)
• ISO 17025:2005 reassessment audit by Standars Malaysia (12th -13th  April 2017)
• Nurses day celebration (16th May 2017)
• Orthopaedic Research Lab booth exhibition at Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Meeting and Conference 2017 (19th -21st May 2017)
• Ramadhan and postgraduate examination celebration (26th May 2017)
• Orthopaedic Department Iftar and Ramadhan gathering (16th July 2017)

• 17th National Ilizarov Course 2017 (20th – 21st July 2017)
• 2nd Basic Fracture Fixation Course 2017 (11 – 12  August 2017)
• MS IS0/IEC 17025:2005 Basic Course and Amendment Updates 2017 (7th – 8th September 2017)

List of Publications

List of ORL Services:

1. New Zealand white rabbit care and handling

  • Animal care and welfare
  • Cleaning and maintenance of New Zealand White Rabbit holding facilities

2. Anesthesia of New Zealand White Rabbit

  • Drug combination and preparation
  • Sedation of rabbit (subcutaneously)
  • Injection via intra-venous (IV) of ear marginal vein
  • Drug maintenance and monitoring of anaesthetized rabbit during surgery
  • Post-operative monitoring, analgesic and antibiotics
  • Euthanisation and harvesting of implant

3. Pre-operative of New Zealand White Rabbit Surgery

  • Measuring the rabbit’s bodyweight
  • Shaving and cleaning of operative site
  • Preparation (autoclave) and layout of surgical instruments for surgery
  • Cleaning and draping of NZW rabbit

4. Intra-operative of NZW rabbit surgery

  • NZW rabbit surgery
  • Drug maintenance and monitoring of anesthetized rabbit during surgery
  • Suturing of wound
  • Dressing of wound

5. Post-operative of NZW rabbit surgery

  • Cleaning of surgical instrument
  • Cleaning of surgical room
  • Post-operative monitoring, analgesic and antibiotics
  • Euthanisation and harvesting of implant

6. Hard tissue processing

  • Hard tissue cutting
  • Fixation
  • Dehydration
  • Infiltration
  • Embedding/ Blocking (light polymerization unit)
  • Block cutting
  • Attachment of block to plastic slide (base)
  • Sandwich block (precision- adhesive – press unit)
  • Fine cutting of sandwich slide block
  • Fine grinding of slide
  • Hand polishing of slide
  • Cleaning and air-dried the sample slides

7. Staining

  • Haematoxylin & Eosin
  • Toluidine Blue
  • Masson Goldner’s Trichrome

8. Microscopic Observation using Nikon Ni-U Eclipse

9. Biomechanics Testing

10. In-Vivo X-ray Microtomography

Courses

The Department of Orthopaedics is primarily involved in the teaching of the undergraduate programme through a major10 week posting in phase III (Year 4) of the medical programme. Even during the 1st and 2nd year, a few basic aspects of orthopaedics are taught such as the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system. This 10 week programme will introduces an integrated approach to the disciplines of orthopaedics, traumatology and rehabilitation. The purpose is not to teach orthopaedics as a speciality per se but rather to appreciate it as one facet in the spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders. During this posting, the students will gain the basic knowledge of orthopaedic problems, trauma, rehabilitation and related disorders. The Department has also started its postgraduate programme in the Semester of 2008/2009. This programme is divided into 4 years which allows progressive mastery of knowledge, skills and attitude, increasing responsibilities and independence.

Our Objectives:

  • Ensure that students have the ability to recognize common Orthopaedic problems and to be able to formulate clinical diagnoses, propose appropriate investigations, and outline an adequate management plan for the patient
  • Encourage and facilitate staff to develop sub-specialties in an area of interest, including Spine Surgery, Arthroplasty, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Hand & Upper Limb Surgery, Micro & Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Rehabilitation
  • Develop expertise and facilities for performing world class basic scientific and clinical research, with multi-disciplinary and multi-institution collaboration in accordance to the needs of the nation and the Orthopaedic industry
  • Instill an understanding of Islamic rules and regulation (syariah) pertaining to the performance of Ibadah following musculoskeletal injury and surgery in Orthopaedics, and to incorporate this understanding into the appropriate management of the patient

Teaching Learning Methods
1. Lecture
2. Seminar Sessions
This is held twice a week. Each seminar is to be presented by a group of students with the guidance of a supervisor. Each student will present a subtopic. Other students are expected to read the topic prior to attending the seminar. Topics covered are:            
• Closed and Open fracture management
• Fracture complications
• Musculoskeletal Infections
• The Diabetic Foot
• Orthopaedic Emergencies
• Joint Inflammatory disorders
• Degenerative joint diseases
• Metabolic bone diseases
• Peripheral nerve injuries
• Spinal cord injuries.
• Paediatric orthopaedics
• MusculoskeletalTumour
• Sport injuries
• Surgery in Orthopaedics
• Rehabilitation Practical session
• Basic Trauma & Resuscitation Care Course 
• IIIO Practical Session
 
3. Hospital Attachment
a. Orthopaedic wards attachment
b. On-call sessions
c. Sessions in different Orthopaedics’ Specialist Out-Patient Clinics 
d. Operation theatre sessions
e. Accident & Emergency Department (A&E) posting
f. Case Write-Ups
g. Log Book
 
4. Workshop and training courses
a. Islamic Input in Orthopaedic Practical Session (IIIO)
b. Basic Orthopaedic Skills Course
c. Basic Trauma and Resuscitation Course
d. Rehabilitation Course
e. Physiotherapy training
 
 
Methods of Assessment 
Student assessment is both formative and summative, the former will occur at least once in week 6 of the posting, and later is complimented by a formal end of posting examination. 
 
Assessment includes:
a. Theory papers (MCQ. Essay, PMP)
b. Clinical: 1 long case and 2 short cases.
c. Viva
 
Continuous assessments include:
a. Case write-up grades.
b. Log book assessment.
c. Attendance for all teaching and learning activities.
d. Attitude of the student.
e. Overall performance and participation during the posting.