AO Trauma Online Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management Essentials
Online, Switzerland
22 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
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Course description and structure

The online version of the AO Trauma Basic Principles course provides participants the possibility to continue learning and training in the absence of live face-to-face events. This online course does not replace the traditional face-to-face Basic Principles course but provides mainly the knowledge component of the curriculum. Participants are encouraged to attend the face-to-face course as a follow up event to refresh their knowledge and add the skills component to their competencies.

This is a self-study course organized into seven online modules, which you need to complete sequentially. Each module consists of lectures, readings and resources, and some practical exercise videos and simulations. To obtain a certificate of completion, you must complete 80% of the coursework. The course can be completed at your own pace over six weeks.

Course goal

The goal of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge component of the AO Trauma Basic Principles course.

Learning objectives
Explain the concepts of stability and their influence on bone healing
Describe how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability
Describe how to plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision-making
Describe how to apply reduction techniques in fracture management, with attention to the importance of soft tissues
Evaluate and recognize special problems related to fractures in the immature skeleton, pelvic injuries, osteoporotic fractures, postoperative infection, and delayed union and/or nonunion
Explain the initial treatment of the polytraumatized patient
Ingmar Buffo ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON  (Chairperson)
Mark Lee MD  (Chairperson)
Khairul MOHAMMAD  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Registration start09 Jul 2020
Closing date22 Jul 2020
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 0.00 CHF
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Ms Bettina Bolliger
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