AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
Leeds, United Kingdom
25 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
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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 content 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.

This course is aimed at junior trainees. ATLS training is recommended before attending the course.

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

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Simon Gregg-Smith  (Chairperson)
Jon Mutimer  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level 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 date25 Jun 2018
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 1570.00 CHF
Payment options and information
The course fee is payable in Swiss Francs CHF 1570.00. This equates to approximately 1195.00 GBP depending on the exchange rate at the time of making payment.

If you are not able to pay via credit card you have the option to request an invoice.
Please note that there will be a charge of 30.00 CHF handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact therefore the Registration Coordinator and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Please note that the booking and paying for accommodation is entirely the responsibility of the participant.  Please do not make any firm plans for accommodation or travel until your course place is confirmed.
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
Worsley Medical & Dental Building
Level 7
University of Leeds
Clarendon Way

The University is sited within the city centre and is about 15 mins walk from the mainline intercity station.
The area is also well serviced by the motorway network.  We would however, advise delegates to travel by
train as parking in the area can be difficult.
Train Line
Radisson Blu Leeds
Queens Hotel - Course Dinner
E-Learning Pages
Additional Pre-Learning
The Biology of Bone healing
The Muller AO Classification of Fractures
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes