ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY
ACADEMIC STAFF

S/N NAMES STATUS QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Prof. P. F. A. Umebese Professor FCS; FWACS; FICS
  2. Prof O.O Oludiran Professor MBBS; FWACS; FICS
  3. Prof A.O Ogbemudia Professor MBBS; FWACS
    FAOSpine
  4. Dr. Anire Bafor Associate Professor MBBS(Benin); FMCS (ORTHO)
  5. Dr F.O. Ijekeye Lecturer I MBBS, FWACS
  6. Dr. B Omota Lecturer I MBBS, FMCS
  7. Dr I. West-Osemwegie Lecturer I MBBS, FWACS
  8. Dr I.O Uwumarogie Lecturer I MBBS, FWACS
    NON-ACADEMIC STAFF
  9. V.N Oboite (Mrs). Machine room Supervisor Diploma in Secretarial Study
  10. T. U. Ikponmwosa (Miss) Executive Officer OND
  11. R. Osaghae (Miss) Clerical Officer SSCE, GCE

BRIEF HISTORY
The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State had been in existence in the early 70’s. At the height of its clinical influence in the 70’s and 80’s, there were three academic staff/consultants – a professor, and two ther lecturer. The brain drain of the 80’s depleted her staff strength to only one lecturer who was a Lecturer 1 at that time. This led the department to be subsumed in the department of Surgery.
The resurgence of the department started in the late 90’s with the commencement of training of residents in orthopaedics and traumatology in the teaching hospital which led to the recruitment of a new crop of academic staff in addition to the only one who had been around since the 80’s – Prof P. F. A. Umebese. With the number of academic staff with expertise in orthopaedics and traumatology within the larger department of surgery numbering seven, Prof. P. F. A. Umebese successfully caused the University to restore autonomy to the department as it is presently constituted.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES for Undergraduate Students in the Department:
The department seeks to have medical graduates from the University of Benin who are able to manage trauma conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system and treat common orthopaedics/trauma conditions whilst recognizing situations which require early referral after basic supportive care in Burn, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in addition to the basic tenets of managing an accident and emergency unit.

COURSES OFFERED:
Orthopaedics OTP 506 (DISEASES of Bones and Joints and Related Tissues (2 Credits)
Basic Clinical Tuition and demonstration of Basic problems in orthopaedic practice, supplemented with lectures on – congenital affections of bones and joints; inflammations of bones, joints and related tissues resulting from injury as well as from microbial infections; degenerative, developmental and congenital conditions affecting the locomotor system; neoplasms arising from and metastasizing to bones and tumourous conditions of the spine.
Orthopaedics OTP 507 (Effects and management of Trauma (2 Credits)
The Effects of Injury to the Human Body, metabolic response to injury; fractures and their management; the organization of an accident service and department, burns and their management. Each student is required to undertake rotational assignment assignment to work in the accident and emergency unit and have practice in the simple procedures of wound care, toilet and suture and the technique of bandaging and application of plaster of Paris.

Topics of interest to the student who want to have self-guided study prior to lectures:
Orthopaedics: Osteomyelitis; hand infections; Septic Arthritis; bone and joint Tb; Poliomyelitis, Peripheral nerve Injuries; low back pain; sciatica. Bone tumours; osteomalacia; rickets; Scoliosis, Osteoporsis.
Traumatology: – Triage; Resuscitation; Multiple injuries, Organization of the accident and emergency unit, Mass casualties. Head injury; peripheral nerve injuries, tendon injuries, classification of fractures, complication of fractures. Principles of management of fractures. Common fractures of the upper limbs, Common fractures of the lower limbs; common dislocations and fractures of the pelvis and shoulder girdle; Common fractures of the vertebra (Spine); Common dislocations and fractures at the shoulder, Elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Common dislocations and fractures of the hand and foot. Burn and Cold injuries. Plaster of Paris techniques; Bandages, Splints and Tractions.