AOTrauma Course—Foot and Ankle Reconstruction (Course with Anatomical Specimen Dissection)
Madrid, Spain
28 Apr 2019 - 01 May 2019
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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.

Target participants

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.

Course description

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.

Final Course Program—AOTrauma Course—Foot and Ankle Reconstruction (561kb)
Learning objectives
Describe the assessment tools for complex foot and ankle injuries, deformities, and disorders
Formulate the principles for surgical techniques to treat disorders of the ankle, hindfoot, midfoot, and forefoot
Apply the principles of foot and ankle reconstruction and explain recommended techniques to achieve a functional foot
Identify the varieties of neurological and degenerative foot problems and their management options
Prevent, identify, and treat complications and recognize long-term outcomes
Define appropriate treatment options for salvage of failed previous treatment procedures
Mandeep Dhillon MS  (Chairperson)
Xavier Martin Oliva  (Chairperson)
Wa’el Taha MD,M Med (Surgery)  (Overall chairperson)
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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
Closing date28 Apr 2019
Available places25
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 2600.00 CHF
Payment options and information
If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a CHF 30.00 handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact therefore your Local Event Organizer 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 materials
Welcome cocktail

Hotel room booking for participants

Since Madrid offers a wide range of hotels in all different categories, no pre-booking has been made for participants.

We suggest you book your room through one of the many booking tools in the internet, since normally they offer the best room rates.

There are many hotels in different categories in walking distance to the course venue.

Ms Bettina Bolliger (Course organizer)
AO Foundation
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Mobile+41 79 620 17 86
Ms Claudia Guentensperger (Participant contact)
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz

Event venue

Duques de Pastrana

Paseo de la Habana, 208, 8016 Madrid, Spain


Anatomical Specimen Laboratory

Centro de donacion de cuerpos (Bodies Donation Centre)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Ciudad Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Pabellón 6

Plaza de Ramón y Cajal s/n., 28040 Madrid, Spain

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Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens Healthineers