Goal of the course
The AO Trauma Course—Foot and Ankle Reconstruction covers the current concepts and techniques of complex foot and ankle reconstructive treatment with the aim of achieving full functional restoration of the injured foot and ankle. Surgical exposures will be performed on anatomical specimens.
Specialized orthopedic surgeons interested in advancing their expertise in the reconstruction of foot and ankle injuries, deformities, and pathological conditions.
Participants must have completed the AOTrauma Basic Principles of Fracture Management Course and preferably a regional subspecialty foot and ankle course. Participants must be willing to share their ideas and be able to communicate well in English.
Surgeons participating in this course will concentrate on the application of surgical planning and advanced techniques in the reconstruction of complex foot and ankle injuries, deformities, and disorders.
Case-based lectures and interactive sessions promote exchange between course participants and faculty members. Discussing cases in small groups deepens participants' understanding and application of decision-making and surgical management skills. At the anatomical specimen laboratory participants are trained in the application of different techniques and approaches. Ample opportunities are provided to share experiences and cases with peers and the expert international faculty. It is our intention to respond to the needs of participants by accommodating their topics of interest and facilitating discussions at an expert level.