AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
When and where
April 14-16, 2022
Online precourse self-assessment prepares participants for the course and allows the faculty to tailor the course to the needs of the participants. Before attending the course, participants are expected to complete online modules on bone healing and classification. The course contains several evidence-based lectures, which cover the key information required. The AO Skills Lab engages surgeons in hands-on learning of basic principles and practical know-how needed for live surgery. With experiences such as proper tightening of a screw and feeling the difference between drilling with sharp and blunt drill bits, course participants gain important surgical skills and learn about basic biomechanical concepts in a safe, instructive environment. In practical exercises participants will be trained in the application of fixation techniques. Discussing cases in small groups helps participants to understand decision-making and management skills. After the course an online postcourse self-assessment provides participants with a possibility to review the important topics from the course
Goal of the course
The AO Trauma course Basic Principles of Fracture Management teaches fundamental principles and current concepts in the treatment of injuries, incorporating the latest techniques in operative fracture management. The AO Trauma Basic Principles course is the initial step along the path of lifelong learning in the area of operative fracture management and the main focus of this course lies in the basic principles of fracture management.
The AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management is targeted at doctors in surgical training but also open to those who are interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in operative fracture management.
At the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Discuss the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability
- Plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision-making
- Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to the importance of the soft-tissue
- Use appropriate fixation techniques to treat diaphyseal and simple (peri)articular fractures
- Evaluate and recognize the special problems related to: fractures in the immature skeleton, pelvic injuries, osteoporotic fractures, postoperative infection, and delayed union and/or nonunion
- Plan the initial treatment of the polytraumatized patient
Standard Ticket: USD 540.00
Included in the registration fee are documentation, coffee break, lunch break and course certificate.
Cancellation policy: 50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter.
This Course is open to AO Trauma members only
Clavadelerstrasse 8, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland
Participant information and contact
If you have any questions, please contact Global Event Services:
Phone: +41 79 816 73 09
Please note that the AO is monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and aims to minimize disruption to planned courses and educational events. However, in the current climate, the AO cannot exclude the possibility that scheduled courses or events will be postponed, cancelled, or otherwise disrupted. The AO endeavours to give due notice of these decisions but encourages you to ensure the tickets and accommodation you book are refundable. In the event of a cancellation the participation fee will be refunded in full.