AOTrauma—Hand Fixation Course
Leeds, United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 - 24 Oct 2012
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At the conclusion of these courses, the participant should be able to:

- Understand and apply the basic principles of internal fixation of bone
- Become familiar with the principles and technical aspects of basic and advanced fixation techniques as used in the hand and wrist for fracture repair and reconstruction
- Realise complications, their prevention and management
- Supplement personal clinical experience with these principles and techniques for appropriate patient selection for internal fixation

 Hand Sessions will cover:

- Selection and application of techniques and implants for fracture stabilisation
- Use of specialised plates including the condylar blade plates and T-plates
Principles and application of external fixation in the hand
- Small joint arthrodesis
- Reconstruction of malunion and nonunion

Participant Criteria


The courses are aimed at:

- Surgeons-in-training who desire to learn new techniques and as an advanced course for Consultant Surgeons with an interest in Hand or Wrist trauma 
- General Trauma Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons with an interest in fractures of the distal radius

Event program
Indranil Chakrabarti  (Co-chairperson)
Ian McNab  (Co-chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma / AO partner event
Level Expert to Expert
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope National
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Plastic surgery
Closing date22 Oct 2012
Available places0
Cancellation policyUndefined
Euro 725.00 EUR
Payment options and information
If you wish to attend the AOTrauma Hand & Wrist course together, there is a reduced combined fee of £999.00 - please contact our office for further details on: 00 44 1707 395212

AO Hand Course for Surgeons £599.00 (Hand course only)
AO Hand Course dinner £30.00

It is NOT possible to pay online, however you can register online using this forum. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email indicating that a place on the course has been reserved for you.

Please note that reserved places cannot be guaranteed without full payment. Once your registration has been processed we will contact you for payment. Alternatively please contact our office on the following number if you wish to speed up the payment process: 00 44 1707 395212

Payment can be made by:
Pound sterling cheque, made payable to 'AO Course Account'
Bank transfer - please contact us for details
Debit/Credit card (2% transaction charge for credit cards)

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation will be charged as follows:

One month prior to course 10% of course fee
One month – two weeks prior to course 50% of course fee
Two weeks prior to course 100% of course fee
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Ms Kirsty Conder (Education Co-ordinator)
Synthes Ltd
Continuing Education
Education Department
20 Tewin Road
Hertfordshire Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom
Ms Yvonne Gooderham (Registration Co-ordinator)
AO UK Education
Registration Co-ordinator
Little Mundells
AL7 1EW .Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom

Course Venue & Accommodation

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel

Otley Road


West Yorkshire

LS16 5PS


Tel: 0113 230 6000


Please note that it is the participant’s responsibility to organise their own accommodation.


Special bedroom rates can be booked at the course venue Weetwood Hall.  Please call bedroom reservations on 0113 230 6000 and say that you are attending the AO Hand/Wrist meeting.


Participants are required to make their own way to the course venue.  Weetwood Hall is located near Headingley on the A6120 Northern ring road. It is four miles from both Leeds/Bradford Airport and Leeds City Centre.  Free parking facilities are available.

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