Resident's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology

Xavier Pelfort López

Francesc A. Marcano Fernández, Christian P. Yela Verdú, Francesc Acerboni Flores

93 723 10 10 ext. 81619
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Accredited places: 2 per year

MEF Program Summary

The specialty

Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology is the specialty that includes prevention, clinical assessment, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment and follow-up until the functional restoration of congenital, traumatic, infectious, tumor, metabolic, degenerative and degenerative processes. deformities and functional disorders acquired from the musculoskeletal system and its associated structures.

The learning process must focus on the analysis and logical resolution based on problems defined as significant examples in each of the areas of the specialty, thus ensuring sufficient training without the need to acquire a thorough experience of all the possible fields.

Service Description

The COT Service of the Hospital de Sabadell is located on the 6th floor, mainly of the Taulí building.

In the emergency area of ​​the same Taulí building we share space with the surgeons, being called the surgical area. About 30.000 patients are treated in TOC emergencies each year.

We also have external consultations that are located in the Centenary building and we visit the CAEs in the area (Cerdanyola / Sant Fèlix). About 60.000 visits are made annually.

The surgical block is on the 2nd floor of the Taulí building where we have an average of 4-5 daily operating rooms daily and in the outpatient surgery center (CQA) where we have 2-3 operating rooms daily. In total, we perform 37 surgical sessions per week.

Service Structure

The Service is distributed in 11 functional Units: Traumatology, Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle, Shoulder-Elbow, Hand, Microsurgery, Spines, Children's Orthopedics, Onco-Trauma and Septic.

Each Unit has a head who coordinates all the activities of the Unit.

In the Traumatology Unit all the members of the service who carry out extraordinary day activity (guards) participate.


The Service consists of a total of 54 doctors. 43 are specialists in the COT Service and 11 are medical specialists in training (MEF).

The Service consists of an administrative and a professional to support research projects.