AO Trauma Masters Course—Knee Injuries and Deformities
Madrid, Spain
19 Apr 2020 - 22 Apr 2020
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Goal of the course

This AOTrauma Masters Course—Knee Injuries and Deformities comprises in three days lectures, practical exercises, case discussions and extensive anatomical specimen laboratory exercises.

The goal of the course is to present a broad perspective of the knee, respecting the soft-tissues as well as the bony structures. Successful treatment of complex knee injuries needs detailed knowledge of anatomy, kinematics and function of all structures in the knee joint. This course offers a detailed comprehensive view on the knee joint with a focus on practical skills in analysis, planning and dissection. The participant will be in close contact with a carefully selected very experienced faculty.

Target participants

The course in dedicated to orthopedic surgeons interested in the management of acute trauma of the knee, in the treatment of constitutional and posttraumatic deformity and in the treatment of degenerative conditions of the knee. Participants should have completed the AOTrauma Basic Principles course and be involved in orthopedic surgery with at least five years of experience post-residency. Participants should be able to communicate well in English.

Course description

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.

Event program
Learning objectives
Describe the basic anatomy and kinematics of the knee joint and the prerequisites for reconstruction of knee function
Apply the principles of osteotomy around the knee and perform a proper deformity analysis and osteotomy planning
Perform open wedge tibial osteotomy and closed wedge femoral osteotomy with plate fixation
Analyze and plan complex corrections around the knee in malunions
Describe up-to-date treatment of tibial plateau fractures
Safely perform new and extended approaches for tibial plateau fractures
Perform reconstructive procedures on medial and lateral ligament system
Describe the indications and the specific steps of partial knee replacement and posttraumatic total knee arthroplasty
Perform open arthrolysis in posttraumatic stiffness of the knee (Judet and Thompson operation)
Hans Philipp Lobenhoffer Prof. Dr. med.  (Chairperson)
Steffen Schröter M.D.  (Chairperson)
Wa’el Taha  (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
Closing date19 Apr 2020
Available places0
Online registrationClick here to register
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 1600.00 CHF
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
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 (Participants Contact)
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz

Event venue

NH Hotel Madrid Eurobuilding 

Calle de Padre Damian 23, 28036 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