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 present a broad perspective about the knee joint, aiming to understand the knee as an organ, constituted by specialized tissues that should work in a synergic way to promote optimal function. The concept is to integrate existing knowledge in the areas of orthopedic trauma, joint reconstruction, and sports medicine to determine solutions for patient care. The focus is to deliver a set of principles that may guide surgeons on how to make decisions while dealing with knee injuries and deformities. The state-of-the art in diagnosis, planning, and management of complex injuries and their complications will be addressed by a group of very experienced colleagues.
This course is dedicated to orthopedic surgeons interested in the management of traumatic, developmental and degenerative conditions around the knee. 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.
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.