AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
25 Jan 2021 - 28 Jan 2021
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This course is aimed at junior trainees. ATLS training is recommended before attending the course.

The aim of the course is to help the participant acquire the knowledge and skills required to manage common fractures, according to AO principles.

The course is based upon a philosophy that good fracture management requires more than the practical skills required to ‘fix’ a fracture. The competent fracture surgeon should understand bone physiology, response to injury and the processes of repair. Good decision-making is the key to fracture management and interaction between participants and a large faculty during lectures, group discussion and practical sessions will help you develop these skills. Practical sessions involve the fixation of common diaphyseal and articular fractures on real size artificial bone models, using AO TK approved instruments and implants.

Much of the course can be aligned to the trauma and orthopaedic component of the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme. Participants will have the opportunity, on request, of completing relevant workplace based assessments.

The AO Foundation is a non-profit organisation, based in Switzerland, and dedicated to the advancement of the care of those suffering from musculoskeletal injury and disease.

Type AOTrauma
Level Principles
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date25 Jan 2021
Statusnot open yet
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials

All registered participants must review the e-learning modules and complete a pre-course learning quiz prior to arrival;

A separate email will full details will be sent upon confirmation of registration.

Ms Shabiha Azam (AO Course Coordinator)
St Anthonys Road
ls11 8dt leeds
United Kingdom
Mr Neil Billingham (Local Course Organization)
AO Course Manager
St Anthonys Road Beeston
LS11 8DT Leeds
United Kingdom
Mr Neil Parsons (Local Course Organization)
United Kingdom
Ms Lydia Raif (AO Course Coordinator)
United Kingdom

Clayton Conference Hotel

Burlington Road

Leeson Street Upper


Co. Dublin

Republic of Ireland DO4 A318

+353 1 618 5600

Please note that booking and paying for accommodation is entirely the responsibility of the participant.  Please do not make any firm travel and accommodation plans until you have a confirmed course place.

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