2018 AOTrauma Masters Course—Current Concepts—Knee Injuries and Deformities, Davos, Switzerland
Davos, Switzerland
02 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018
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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 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. 

Target participants

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.

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.

Final Course Program—AOTrauma Masters Course—Current Concepts—Knee Injuries and Deformities (3026kb)
Learning objectives
Recognize the tridimensional anatomy of the tibial plateau and its implications for the management of fractures
Perform the most relevant surgical approaches to the knee
Explain the mechanisms of trauma and the likelihood of soft-tissue damage for specific injury patterns
Explain the principles of knee deformity analysis in all planes
Perform preoperative planning for osteotomies around the knee
Apply the principles of deformity correction to perform osteotomies around the knee
Recognize pathologies in the area of the knee where the overlap of knowledge between trauma and reconstructive surgery is required
Mauricio Kfuri MD,PhD  (Chairperson)
Steffen Schröter M.D.  (Chairperson)
Wael Taha MD,M Med (Surgery)  (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 places0
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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