Physiotherapy in surgery, traumatology and orthopedic
Module: Physiotherapy
Contact hours – lectures: 70
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject: Miran Rems, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: First
Physiotherapy in surgery, traumatology and orthopedic              

Contact hours – lectures: 70
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 50
Holder of subject: Miran Rems, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Miran Rems, MSc, Senior Lecturer
  • Veronika Potočnik, Assistant
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences:
  • Historical development of general surgery, orthopedics and traumatology;
  • Surgical infections;
  • Anesthesia and anesthetic methods;
  • Metabolism at surgery;
  • Wound healing;
  • Acute and chronic inflammation;
  • Benign and malignant diseases;
  • Intensive therapy after surgery;
  • Sepsis and shock;
  • Complications of surgery;
  • Special Surgery (neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, abdominal surgery, urology);
  • Special Traumatology (bleeding, trauma to the chest, abdomen injuries, craniocerebral injuries, injuries of the locomotor system;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases (causes, investigative methods, treatment and complications);
  • Congenital and acquired deformities mišičnokostnega system;
  • Systemic diseases: metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders;
  • Inflammatory diseases mišičnokostnega system: bacterial infections, rheumatic diseases and non-articular inflammation;
  • Degenerative diseases: primary and secondary arthritis;
  • Tumours of bone and cartilage: primary, secondary;
  • Orthopedic treatment of neuromuscular diseases and injuries;
  • Disruption of blood supply to the bone;
  • Posture of the human body;
  • Sports and orthopedic problems;
  • Special orthopedics according to anatomical areas.

  • Take note of surgical diseases, etiology, course of the disease and the possibilities of prevention;
  • Recognize the signs of surgical and orthopedic diseases and injuries, diagnose them and determine the operational therapy;
  • Basic knowledge of surgical techniques, ostesynthesis, endoprothetic treatment and identification of complications, especially post-operative;
  • Action, recognizing complications, especially emergencies;
  • Recognize the importance of interdisciplinary and team approach to surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and orthopedic conditions;
  • Monitor the modern trends in surgery, traumatology and orthopedics as well as providing experience in practice.

Knowledge and understanding:
The student understands the pathophysiology of surgical diseases and injuries as the indications for radiological procedures, treatment process and possible complications.
Mandatory references:
  • Herman, S., Antolič, V. & Pavlovčič, V., 2006. Ortopedija. 2 izd. Ljubljana: Samozaložba.  
  • Miksič, K. & Flis, V., 2003. Izbrana poglavja iz kirurgije: učbenik za kirurgijo na visokih šolah. Maribor: Obzorja. 
  • McRae, R., 2008. Practical Fracture Treatment. 5th ed. London: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. 
  • Štefančič, M, ed., 2003. Osnove fizikalne medicine in rehabilitacije gibalnega sistema. Ljubljana: DZS. 
  • Moore, E.E, Feleciano, D V., Mattox, K.L. ur., 2005. Trauma. 5. izd. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods: written examination (100%)