Our Mission

world class orthopaedic patient care, education, research


Thirteen years have passed since the opening of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma at the University General Hospital of Larissa. It is part of the “Domain for Surgical Specialties” of the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessalia. It is composed of a team of nine physicians who have been trained at Greek Universities, and at specialized internationally acknowledged Orthopaedic Centres of EU and American Universities. So far, many of the residents continue their training at recognized training centres of Europe and the USA and many have already had their “Theses” approved by the Faculty of Medicine. Innovation, individual expertise and coordinated team effort are the standards and the “modus operandi” of the entire unit.

The most innovative and challenging ideas are generated in a society which favours collaboration and working in harmony

The most innovative and challenging ideas are generated in a society which favours collaboration and working in harmony. In such an academic environment, systems supporting a wide range of cooperation modes are employed. First and foremost, sharing of resources and ideas for learning and building consensus, best collaborative efforts joined together, the development of testing ground for ideas, are some of the concepts the members of the Department follow towards the establishment of interoperability, a critical parameter in the development of collaborative applications.

We employ a bottom-up approach beginning from real, special situations and extrapolate general solutions applicable to a class of similar situations. The activities are executed concurrently, and through cooperation, members develop congruent interpretations for the cases under examination. When difficult situations arise, dialogue is employed and introspection of behaviour and communication is encouraged. Significant results have been achieved both at the level of applications and underlying infrastructure, while the workflow management is smooth and productive.

The University Hospital of Larissa

The Orthopaedic Department is based at the University Hospital of Larissa, in the midlands of continental Greece. It is a highly specialized tertiary care facility of the National Health System with many different functions. It was established and started operational activity in 1999 and since then it has been a major teaching center for the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Thessalia. It is a modern facility employing the latest technological and medical advancements on its attractive 250-acre Health Sciences campus with gradually evolving new complementary facilities. Today, with 630 specialty beds and 60 beds in special units, it serves as both a tertiary referral medical center and a teaching academic hospital, treating more than 185,000 outpatients and admitting over 35,000 patients each year. Exposure to a diverse pool of patients provides the most challenging teaching environment for knowledge and experience as well as for personal and professional development.

The medical and nursing personnel are enlarged by a whole network of trainees such as undergraduates, interns, residents, and nursing students. The hospital provides state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic and therapeutic services, and in parallel supports research, training and further education to ensure that it is always able to provide the best treatment available.

Many residency training programmes run for the 27 different academic groups engaged in health care. Medical education special courses extend to all employees at the hospital, thus contributing towards ensuring the best possible treatment for patients.



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