Surgeons on the AOTrauma Advances Course will work with leading trauma surgeons to learn state-of-the-art techniques in an intensive and exciting 4 days. The emphasis of the Course is on the application of basic principles in the management of complex fractures, using advanced surgical techniques. There is particular a focus on evidence-based decision-making, improving clinical skills and dealing with complications.
The course comprises 8 modules related to the latest advances in trauma surgery, including management of complex diaphyseal and articular fractures, the use of locking plates and modern concepts in the treatment of polytrauma. Short lectures, discussion sessions and interactive practical workshops allow direct contact with all the faculty. Participants are encouraged to bring x-rays of their own cases and to share their ideas and experience in an informal setting.
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.
Surgeons with a minimum of 2 years trauma experience after completing an AO Principles Course are invited to apply for the AO Advances Course.
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