The Trauma and Orthopaedic Interest Group provides the framework and place for enthusiasts of this sector to meet. They are junior and senior students of the Faculty of Medicine who have an interest and desire to acquire in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of trauma and orthopaedics. The main goal of the interest group is to promote and expand the theoretical basis and practical skills of every student interested in trauma and orthopaedics. During group sessions there is an opportunity to get information on treatment of a simple fracture to refined reconstructive operations.
Sessions of the Trauma and Orthopaedic interest group are held once a month at the premises of RSU Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Orthopaedics Hospital at 22 Duntes iela. During each semester of the academic year a practical session is held, in which it is possible to learn immobilisation, measurement of joint movement ranges, surgical suturing techniques and osteosynthesis of bones. In previous years these sessions have attracted the greatest attention of students, because, as already required by the speciality, there are many opportunities to train practical skills. Theoretical sessions cover topics ranging from basic trauma and orthopaedics issues to complex clinical cases performed by our senior colleagues. The Olympiad is held in the spring semester, which gives everyone the opportunity to show their knowledge of trauma and orthopaedics. Research work carried out by students is presented within the interest group. The research work very often is developed into research papers for last-year students.
In addition, the student research group updates information about conferences in that field, courses and other events, enabling the most active students to participate.
Group e-mail: terapijaspulcins[pnkts]rsugmail[pnkts]com
Interest group leader
Department of Orthopaedics
Rīga, 18 Duntes iela
Room: Block 1, 5th floor