Jamuhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania

Taasisi ya Mifupa Muhimbili(MOI)

Offering Services in Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, and Traumatology

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This is the directorate vested with the core business of treatment and management of all Orthopaedic, Neurosurgical and Trauma patients attended at the Institute.  The directorate delivers its services through the following units:-

1. Orthopaedic and Traumatology (Includes Firm A , Firm B and Paediatric Orthopaedics)

2. Neurosurgery (Includes Firm I and Firm II)

3. Anaesthesiology

4. Radiology

5. Clinical Laboratory

6. Physiotherapy

7. Orthopaedic Workshop

8. Pharmacy

Orthopaedic /Trauma Units:

The Orthopaedic and Trauma units boast of 5 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and 16 Specialist Orthopaedic surgeons and 20 registrars.

Services offered by Orthopaedic Trauma Units

Apart from dealing with all trauma cases, it is a world re-known centre for intramedullary nailing for long bone fracture using the SIGN Locking Intramedullary Nailing special services offered are major joints Arthroplasty i.e. Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty and Arthroscopy.


These units boast of 2 Consultant Neurosurgeons and 3 Specialists Neurosurgeons.  The Neurosurgery units offer management of Neurotrauma cases, Brain Tumors Surgery as well as Spine Surgery.


This unit consists of 2 Consultant Anesthesiologists, 3 Specialists Anesthesiologists and 6 Medical Doctors who are under training and the Nurse Anesthetists.  The unit offers anesthesia for all surgical procedures both emergency and elective cases.

Radiology Unit

This unit has 2 Specialists Radiologists, one Medical Doctor under specialist training and 6 Radiographers.  The unit offers conventional radiological services (digital) including Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound services.

Clinical Laboratory

This unit has 5 qualified Laboratory Technicians and up to standard equipment / analyzers.  Our laboratory carried out most of the clinical tests required for day to day management of patients.  These include Complete Blood Count, Complete clinical Panel, Renal function and Liver function tests etc.

Physiotherapy Unit

This unit has 15 professional physiotherapists who carry out all required physiotherapy activities for inpatients and outpatients.  Modern physiotherapy equipment available makes MOI physiotherapy unit one the most complete physiotherapy unit in the country.

Orthopaedic Workshop

This workshop boasts of 6 professional Orthopaedic Technologists and 3 professional Orthopaedic Shoe Makers.  It provides almost all prosthetics and orthotic requirements of our patient, making it one of the best Orthopaedic Workshop in the country.


Despite financial constraints our pharmacy with 1 Principal Pharmacist and three Pharmaceutical Technicians, caters for most of the pharmaceutical needs of the hospital  

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