AOTrauma Europe Masters Course—External Fixators
St Petersburg, Russian Federation
04 Sep 2015 - 05 Sep 2015
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Course description

AOTrauma Europe Masters Course - External Fixators teaches current concepts and understanding at the highest level for experienced surgeons in orthopedic trauma. It addresses the latest current concepts, indications, and techniques in external fixation. The course enables participants and faculty to discuss the use of external fixators for local damage control, polytrauma, fractures with severe soft-tissue injuries, and definitive treatment of fractures, as well as deformity correction and bone transport.

Goal 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.

Target participants

Participants should have completed the AOTrauma Courses - Basic Principles and Advanced Principles of Fracture Management. Participants must be actively involved in trauma management and preferably in trauma surgical care. The course 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 konwledge on the evaluation and treatment on foot and ankle injuries.

In order to make the course a valuable learning experience, English knowledge is a peresquisite.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

1. Application of basic science principles of circular External Fixators, deformity correction and distraction ostegonesis
2. Evaluation of long bone deformity and treatment using circular external fixation
3. Apply concepts of circular external fixation to the management of complex non union
4. Identify the role of circular frames in the management of critical bone defects
5. Recognize and integrate soft tissue and bone pathology into the management of bone infection
6. Understand the risks and complications of External Fixation

Mark Jackson MBBS  (Chairperson)
Andrey Volna  (Chairperson)
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ID AOTEU_2015_07
Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope International
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
For participants fromEurope, Middle East, Africa
Closing date04 Sep 2015
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 600.00 EUR
Payment options and information
After registration an invoice will be sent with the payment details.
After receipt of the payment the status will turn to confirmed.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Ms Bettina Bolliger (Faculty Contact)
AO Foundation
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Mobile+41 79 620 17 86
Ms Stephanie Pavlovic (Participant Contact)
AO Courses Europe, Middle East & Africa
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some nationalities need visa to enter Russia! More information will provide your countries' Russian embassy/consulate.

Course venue 
Marriott Courtyard Vasilievsky
2 line of Vasilivsky Island 61/30
St. Petersburg, 199178
Tel. +7 812 380 40 11

​​​​​​​​Accommodation for participants
Kindly book accommodation directly with the hotel via phone +7 812 380 40 11 or website.
Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. ​

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