The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology  provides opportunities for students to learn the latest trends in traumatology diagnosis and orthopaedic surgery. We share knowledge in various improvement courses. Our Department has strong theoretical and clinical experience, as it is a centre for the treatment of various musculoskeletal diseases and complex injuries.

Students acquire practical and theoretical skills at LSMU Hospital, the largest hospital in the Baltic States. At LSMU Hospital, the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has two units: Orthopaedic surgery – 60 beds, and mixed trauma section – 25 beds. We have 21 orthopaedists, of which 11 have defended their doctoral degree. They perform:

  • Hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow endoprosthesis surgeries including primary conventional, articular renewal, minimally invasive, one-sided knee, repeated (revision) and total hip replacement.
  • Arthroscopic surgery as: shoulder Bandart, Latarjet, Bristol surgery, rotator cuff, keystone dislocation reconstruction, knee anterior and posterior cruciate ligament, posterolateral and internal complex, patella instability, ankle ligament reconstruction, autologous transplantation or autologous chondrocyte transplantation, meniscus transplantation, Latissimus dorsi transposition, Osgood-Schlatter and Haglund arthroscopic resection.
  • Other surgeries: Acute and poly-trauma, pseudarthroses, oncology, osteomyelitis cases, deformation correction.

In the Medical Programme, we have different courses:

  • First-year students are offered a “first aid” course;
  • For second-year students – “mobility” module;
  • For the fourth-year students – support-mobile apparatus disease, intensive and urgent medicine module;
  • Sixth-year students – “chosen scientific work”.
  • Orthopaedists traumatologists are active in scientific works, they publish a lot of publications in orthopaedic journals, for example Journal of Arthroplasty; Acta Orthopaedica; Hip International; International Orthopaedics; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders; Orthopaedics; Foot&Ankle International; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics; Arthroscopy etc.
  • 2011 The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has established and administers the Lithuanian Endoprosthesis Register. 2011 The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has implemented a fast-track programme in case of hip fracture in proximal part. There are many scientific projects organised by the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, currently the focus is on the restoration of soft tissues after hip joint endoprosthesis, biomechanical muscle properties after knee joint endoprosthesis and possibilities of cartilage regeneration.
The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
+370 37 326282
Eivenių St. 2, LT-50009 Kaunas
Prof. Alfredas Smailys
Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology