2018 AOTrauma Course—Current Concepts, United Kingdom, Coventry
Coventry, United Kingdom
25 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
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The established philosophy of the Current Concepts course is to address the current challenges in orthopaedic trauma in the UK.
This course will use experts in relevant fields to help participants who are already experienced in orthopaedic trauma to achieve improvements in their clinical performance.  Experts will introduce new concepts in interactive lectures.  These concepts will be explored further in discussion groups and cadaveric laboratory practicals will address the specific surgical skills required to implement treatment principles arising from lectures and discussions.

Do you fix fractures around joint replacements?

If so, the Current Concepts course will help you:

  • Apply current evidence base for fracture fixation?
  • Understand atypical femoral fracture patterns 
  • Select the appropriate fixation method

Do you see failed periprosthetic fixations (broken plates or non unions)?

If so, the Current Concepts course will help you:

  • Understand the biology of periprosthetic fracture healing
  • Choose the right surgical tactic based on simple principles
  • Change the way you operate using current evidence and possibly contribute to future evidence

Do you need to keep up to date with new concepts in general fracture treatment?

If so, the Current Concepts will help you:

  • Analyse results of recent UK clinical trials
  • Evaluate options for challenging fractures of the distal femur 
  • Select options for treating failures of proximal femur fracture fixation

Participants should have completed the AOTrauma Courses—Basic Principles and should be fully trained surgeons in trauma and orthopaedics with experience in treating and discussing various solutions to fractures and their complications.


Event program
Learning objectives
Identify new evidence for best practice arising from UK clinical trials
Plan changes to practice addressing findings of clinical trials and recognise areas of practice where clinical trial evidence is lacking
Underpin interventions with sound surgical priciples
Apply principles of fracture fixation in peri-prosthetic fracture treatment
Evaluate options in treating fractures of the femur complicated by hip implant, atypical bone healing or poor bone quality
Evaluate evidence for new orthopaedic interventions
Matt Costa  (Chairperson)
Iain McFadyen MBChB  (Chairperson)
Arthur Stephen  (Co-chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadaver practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date25 Apr 2018
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 855.00 CHF
Payment options and information
The course fee is payable in Swiss Francs CHF 855.00. This equates to approximately 650.00 GBP depending on the exchange rate a the time of making payment.
There is a 50% discount available for AOUK Faculty members. Please contact our Registrations Co-ordinator gooderham.eve@ao-courses to arrange payment at the discounted price.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Gala 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

The Course will be held between Brandon Hall Hotel and the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

Brandon Hall
West Midlands Surgical Training Centre
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes