AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
Fredericia, Denmark
23 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
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Online precourse self-assessment prepares participants for the course and allows the faculty to tailor the course to the needs of the participants. Before attending the course, participants are expected to complete online modules on bone healing and classification.

The course contains several evidence-based lectures, which cover the key information required. The AO Skills Lab engages participants in hands-on learning of basic principles and practical know-how needed for live surgery. With experiences such as proper tightening of a screw and feeling the difference between drilling with sharp and blunt drill bits, participants gain important surgical skills and learn about basic biomechanical concepts in a safe, instructive environment. In practical exercises participants will be trained in the application of fixation techniques. Discussing cases in small groups helps participants to understand decision-making and management skills.

After the course, an online postcourse self-assessment provides participants an opportunity to review the important topics from the course.

Learning objectives
Discuss the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability
Plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision making
Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to the importance of the soft tissues
Treat diaphyseal and simple (peri)articular fractures using different application techniques
Evaluate and recognize the special problems related to fractures in the immature skeleton, pelvic injuries, osteoporotic fractures, postoperative infection, delayed union and/or nonunion
Plan the initial treatment of the polytraumatized patient
Frank Damborg  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) Danish
Scope National
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Debates, Lectures
Target audience Trauma surgery
For participants fromDenmark
Closing date23 Apr 2019
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Euro 1465.00 EUR
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 30.- EUR 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 dinner
Course materials
Ms Pia Quist (Local Course Organization)
AO Courses Denmark
Business Supporter


Trinity Hotel & Conference Center

Gl. Færgevej 30, 7000 Fredericia, Denmark

Phone: + 45 82 27 17 17


Hotel rooms are booked at Trinity Hotel & Conference Center

Accommodation and full board is included in the course fee.

Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes