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.
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.
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