AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
13 Nov 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
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This course is aimed at junior trainees. ATLS training is recommended before attending the course.

The aim of the course is to help the participant acquire the knowledge and skills required to manage common fractures, according to AO principles.

The course is based upon a philosophy that good fracture management requires more than the practical skills required to ‘fix’ a fracture. The competent fracture surgeon should understand bone physiology, response to injury and the processes of repair. Good decision-making is the key to fracture management and interaction between participants and a large faculty during lectures, group discussion and practical sessions will help you develop these skills. Practical sessions involve the fixation of common diaphyseal and articular fractures on real size artificial bone models, using AO TK approved instruments and implants.

Much of the course can be aligned to the trauma and orthopaedic component of the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme. Participants will have the opportunity, on request, of completing relevant workplace based assessments.

The AO Foundation is a non-profit organisation, based in Switzerland, and dedicated to the advancement of the care of those suffering from musculoskeletal injury and disease.

Event program
Outline the AO principles of fracture management
Relate bone healing, soft tissue damage, fracture pattern and surgery in the injured patient
Describe appropriate methods of operative reduction and fixation of fractures, the degree of fracture stability they achieve and their effects on fracture healing and the patient
Plan fracture fixation and start to acquire the practical skills for open reduction and internal fixation of common fractures
Gavin Bartlett  (Chairperson)
Jon Mutimer  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Basic Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date13 Nov 2017
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 1330.00 CHF
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Ms Eve Cooley (Course Coordinator)
AO Foundation
Course Co-ordinator
United Kingdom
Ms Yvonne Gooderham (Registration Coordinator)
AO UK Education
Registration Co-ordinator
United Kingdom
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Dinwoodie Drive
RG24 9NN

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