AO Trauma Masters Course—Knee Injuries and Deformities
Madrid, Spain
06 Sep 2020 - 09 Sep 2020
Download vCalendar file
Quick access

The AO has been carefully monitoring the global situation relating to COVID-19, and the potential impact on our event has changed significantly over the past few days, making it difficult to assess and mitigate any potential risks. 

For AO Trauma, the well-being of our community is paramount, and any decisions regarding our World Meeting prioritize the health and safety of our members, partners, exhibitors, and staff.

That is why we have decided to postpone the AO Trauma World Meeting to a date later this year.

We cannot currently confirm the exact date but we will communicate as soon as possible.  

This decision was not taken lightly. We evaluated the situation from a variety of standpoints: the health and well-being of all participants, travel disruption, the current situation in Spain, and the ability to forecast COVID-19's potential impact on the region and globally for the coming months. 

We understand that this is a disappointment. We want to reassure you that all registration fees will be reimbursed in full for any participants who cannot attend later this year.

If you have already registered for the World Meeting, please contact for more information.

If you have other questions or concerns, please contact us at

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

While we are disappointed that we will be unable to host you in April, we hope to welcome you later this year.

AO Trauma Masters Course—Knee Injuries and Deformities—Course Program (292kb)
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)
View all
View conflicts of interest
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 date06 Sep 2020
Statusnot open yet
Available places3
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

Related events
AO Trauma Masters Course—Foot and Ankle
AO Trauma Masters Course—Fractures around the Elbow
AO Trauma Masters Course—Hip Fractures
AO Trauma Masters Course—Shoulder Trauma
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens