AO Trauma Masters Course—Foot and Ankle
Miami, Florida, United States of America
19 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021
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AO Trauma Masters Course—Foot and Ankle

Course description

Surgeons participating in this course will concentrate on the application of surgical planning and advanced techniques in the management of complex foot and ankle injuries.

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.

Goal of the course

The AO Trauma Masters Course—Foot and Ankle covers the current concepts and techniques on how to recognize, characterize, and treat complex fractures, dislocations, and soft-tissue injuries involving the foot and ankle as well as dealing with complications of these injuries. Surgical exposures will be practiced extensively on anatomical specimens.

Target participants

Specialized orthopedic surgeons interested in advancing their expertise in the management of foot and ankle injuries and associated pitfalls, problems, and complications.
Participants must have completed the AO Trauma Basic Principles of Fracture Management Course and preferably a regional subspecialty Foot and Ankle course. Participants must be willing to share their ideas and be able to communicate well in English.


Please use the following link to register for the AO Trauma Masters CourseFoot and Ankle:


Event program
Learning objectives
Identify the characteristics of complex foot and ankle fractures and dislocations
Apply appropriate diagnostic tools to adequately assess foot and ankle injuries
Identify the indications for nonoperative and surgical treatment
Formulate the principles for surgical techniques to treat traumatic injuries of the ankle, hindfoot, and midfoot
Perform the essential and extended surgical approaches and apply selected fixation techniques on anatomical specimen
Prevent, identify, and treat complications, and estimate long-term outcome
Husam Darwish  (Chairperson)
Lori Reed MD  (Chairperson)
Brett Crist MD  (Overall chairperson)
Mark Reilly MD  (Educational director)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region North America
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Closing date19 Aug 2021
Statusopen (external registration)
Available places36
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
United States Dollars 1900.00 USD
Payment options and information
Please use on the following link to register for the AO Trauma Masters Course—Foot and Ankle:
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
Course materials
Welcome cocktail


Please note that the AO is monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and aims to minimize disruption to planned courses and educational events. However, in the current climate, the AO can not exclude the possibility that scheduled courses or events will be postponed, cancelled, or otherwise disrupted. The AO endeavours to give due notice of these decisions but encourages you to ensure the tickets and accommodation you book are refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the AO the participation fee will be refunded in full.

Ms Bettina Bolliger
AO Foundation
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Mobile+41 79 620 17 86

Course venue

Hilton Miami Blue Lagoon

5101 Blue Lagoon Drive

Miami, FL 33126, USA

Anatomical specimen laboratory

MARC Institute

8850 NW 20 Street

Doral, FL 33172, USA

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DePuy Synthes; Siemens Healthineers