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.
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.
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.