AO Trauma Masters Course—Current Concepts—Lower Extremity I (Proximal Femur–Tibial Pilon–Tibial Plateau)
December 1-6, 2019
Felix Bonnaire, Germany
Eben Carroll, USA
This 5-day, Masters-level course comprises four 1-day modules. Participants also select one from a wide choice of 1-day self-directed learning modules.
The goal of this course is to increase knowledge and skills for managing difficult and complex cases. State-of-the-art techniques and approaches, best practices for treatment, and the management of complications will all be addressed at a high level.
Participants must have completed the AO Trauma Basic Principles and Advanced Principles courses. They must be actively involved in orthopedic trauma management and preferably have at least five years of experience post residency in trauma surgery. Participants must be willing to share their ideas and be able to communicate well in English.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Manage complex fractures of the proximal femur based on patient age, fracture location and type, and identify and treat common complications
- Apply current evidence to the management of proximal femoral fractures using the latest principles and techniques of internal fixation
- Reduce displaced femoral neck fracture utilizing closed and open reduction techniques and able to discuss rational for when to apply each
- Identify soft-tissue injuries associated with the pilon, correctly perform temporary fixation, and determine correct surgical timing
- Assess and apply current evidence when managing complex fractures of the pilon using the latest principles and techniques of internal fixation to avoid complications and discuss salvage options
- Perform pilon surgical approaches
- Identify soft-tissue injuries associated with tibial plateau fractures, apply temporary fixation, and determine correct surgical timing
- Assess and apply current evidence when managing complex fractures of the tibial plateau using the latest principles and techniques of internal fixation to avoid complications and discuss salvage options
- Perform surgical approaches for the proximal tibia
Current Concepts courses and modules address the latest techniques and best practices in operative fracture management to deal with complex orthopedic trauma problems. The course includes many case presentations and open group discussions moderated by experts in the field. Best evidence is presented through summary lectures and practical exercises, and simulations are integrated where appropriate.
Please find the course program on the upper right side of the page.
Pricing, payment options and information
Credit card payments are preferred.
Cancellation will be charged as follows:
50% up to 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter.
Participants should make sure they have cancellation insurance.
If you cannot pay via credit card you can request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a CHF 30 handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please therefore contact us and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
- Course bag
- Welcome cocktail / course reception
- Course material
- Coffee breaks
- Business center at course venue