2018 AOTrauma Masters Course—Current Concepts—Lower Extremity II, Davos, Switzerland
Davos, Switzerland
02 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018
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Distal Femur—Patella—Malleoli

Course structure

This 5-day, Masters-level course comprises three 1-day modules. Participants also select two from a wide choice of 1-day self-directed learning modules.

Goal of the course

The goal of this course is to increase knowledge and skills for managing difficult and complex cases. State-of-the-art techniques and approaches, best practices for treatment, and the management of complications will all be addressed at a high level.

Target participants

Participants must have completed the AOTrauma Basic Principles and Advanced Principles courses. They must be actively involved in orthopedic trauma management and preferably have at least five years of experience post residency in trauma surgery. Participants must be willing to share their ideas and be able to communicate well in English.

Course description

Current Concepts courses and modules address the latest techniques and best practices in operative fracture management to deal with complex orthopedic trauma problems. The course includes many case presentations and open group discussions moderated by experts in the field. Best evidence is presented through summary lectures and practical exercises.

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Learning objectives
Appreciate reduction techniques and challenges in treating fractures of the distal femur, patella, and malleoli to optimize patient outcomes
Avoid, identify, and treat complications associated with distal femoral, tibial, patellar, and malleolar fractures
Discuss the role of the posterior malleolus in restoring ankle stability
Manage complex tibial and femoral shaft fractures, and their complications
Interpret preoperative imaging to determine the surgical approach for distal femoral and complex malleolar fractures
Perform approaches for malleolar fractures (posteromedial and posterolateral)
Perform approaches to the distal femur and patella (lateral, medial, and posterior)
Chad Coles MD,FRCSC  (Chairperson)
Amal Khoury MD  (Chairperson)
Wa’el Taha  (Educational director)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Cadaver practicals, Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Registration start02 Jul 2018
Closing date02 Dec 2018
Available places1
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 4350.00 CHF
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Welcome cocktail
Ms Claudia Guentensperger
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8

7270 Davos Platz
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