This course will be followed by an AOTrauma Europe Workshop - Knee Fractures, Sept 4-5 in the same location. For more information and registration, please click here.
AOTrauma Masters Foot & Ankle courses teach current concepts and understanding at the highest level for experienced surgeons in orthopaedic trauma. The latest techniques in operative management of fractures and dislocations at the foot and ankle dealing with the toughest orthopaedic trauma problems including complex bony and soft tissue injuries are presented. A majority of the course content will be dedicated to practical exercises and case discussions.
Goals of the course
This course is aimed at the very experienced, mature surgeon who is willing to share and express his or her experiences with other participants and specialists in the field. Past experience in the field of musculoskeletal trauma is mandatory. The course includes open group discussions moderated by experts providing an overview of current subject knowledge and much time spent on practical exercises. Personal preferences will be expressed and treatment methods for particular problems presented and discussed. Specifically, this course aims at expanding the knowledge in the evaluation and management of foot and ankle injuries, especially in the context of multiple injuries, complex tauma, and comorbidities.
Participants should have completed the AOTrauma Courses—Principles in Operative Fracture Management and Advances in Operative Fracture Management. Participants must be actively involved in trauma management and preferably in trauma surgical care. The workshop is aimed at experienced surgeons who are willing to share and express their experiences with other participants and specialists in the field and want to expand their special knowledge on the evaluation and treatment of foot and ankle injuries.
Participants are explicitely encouraged to bring at least one case that they believe to be either instructional or complicated for discussion. We kindly ask them to send in the case(s) to one of the course chairmen at least 2 weeks prior to the course.
In order to make the course a valuable learning experience, English knowledge is a prerequisite.