AOTrauma Europe Masters Course—Foot and Ankle with Anatomical Specimens
Innsbruck, Austria
02 Sep 2013 - 03 Sep 2013
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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.

Course description
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.

Target participants
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.

Event program
Learning objectives
Analyse the pathomechanics of complex foot & ankle injuries
Review relevant anatomical structures that are important for surgical approaches
Identify bony and ligamentous components associated with foot and ankle injuries
Apply appropriate implants and different fixation techniques tailored to the personality of the injury
Improve skills in advanced reduction techniques
Improve skills in soft tissue management
Propose and apply treatment plans for common complications
Specifically, this workshop aims at expanding the knowledge on the evaluation and management of foot and ankle injuries, especially in the context of multiple injuries, complex tauma, and comorbidities.
Stefan Rammelt  (Chairperson)
Markus Wille  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma / AO partner event
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Workshop
Content Cadaver practicals, Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date02 Sep 2013
Available places1
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 1600.00 EUR
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Participants Room Reservations
All participant accomodation must be organized and paid individually. Participants are responsible for booking their own hotel room. A group rooming has been reserved at The Penz Hotel. Please complete the hotel booking form below and follow the instructions to reserve your hotel room directly.

The PENZ Hotel
Adolf-Pichler-Platz 3
6020 Innsbruck
+43 (0)512 57 56 57 0
Fax: +43 (0) 512 57 56 57 9
Ms Bettina Bolliger (Participant Contact)
AO Foundation
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Mobile+41 79 620 17 86
Ms Jennifer Singer-Rupp (Course Manager)
Education Project Manager
AOTrauma Education
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Medical University Innsbruck
Medizinzentrum Anichstrasse "MZA"
The Department of Anatomy
Anichstrasse 35
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Commercial partners
Siemens Healthineers; DePuy Synthes