AOTrauma Course—Management of Fractures of the Hand and Wrist (Course with Anatomical Specimen Dissection)
Madrid, Spain
28 Apr 2019 - 01 May 2019
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Goal of the course

The AOTrauma Course— Management of Fractures of the Hand and Wrist aims to create a clinically centered learning environment where principles and techniques of internal fixation in patients with hand and wrist problems can be understood, applied, and demonstrated appropriately to improve the quality of outcomes.

Target participants

Medical practitioners engaged in the field of hand and wrist surgery. They must actively be involved in trauma management.

Participants ideally have completed the AOTrauma Basic Principles of Fracture Management Course. Participants must be willing to share their ideas and be able to communicate well in English.

Course description

The AOTrauma Course—Management of Fractures of the Hand and Wrist is a highly interactive environment where participants are encouraged to apply and discuss the principles, skills, and techniques for treating hand and wrist injuries. The course will concentrate on internal fixation of fractures as well as skeletal reconstruction procedures. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a broader and better understanding of how, when, and where to apply their knowledge in their clinical practice.


The course will be taught in a modular format. Each module consists of a small number of short evidence-based lectures, which will cover the key information required. Discussing cases in small groups as well as panel discussions will help participants to understand decision-making and management skills. At the anatomical specimen laboratory participants are trained in the application of different techniques and approaches.

Final Course Program—AOTrauma Course—Management of Fractures of the Hand and Wrist (543kb)
Learning objectives
Identify and classify the most frequent skeletal hand and wrist injuries
Manage the acute bony and articular lesions to prevent complications and functional sequelae
Select the most appropriate treatment from various options based upon best evidence
Develop the proper management strategies for complications and sequelae secondary to the acute trauma
Recognize the importance of adequate postoperative care
Alex Lluch  (Chairperson)
Fabio Suárez Romero o.Univ.Prof.Dr.  (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 places12
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