AOTrauma Masters Course—Osteotomies of the Lower Extremity (Course with Anatomical Specimen Dissection)
Madrid, Spain
28 Apr 2019 - 01 May 2019
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Goal of the course

The goal of the course is to cover principles of osteotomies at the lower extremity. Constitutional deformities and posttraumatic deformities lead to acute disability or delayed disablement and osteoarthritis in the hip, knee and ankle. Osteotomies around the knee had a renaissance already 15 years ago. Principles of osteotomies around the knee is still a need in the daily practice of an orthopedic surgeon. The goal of the course is to recognize the powerful treatment of osteotomies to restore alignment is. The focus is to deliver principles in diagnostics, deformity analysis, planning and state-of-the art osteotomies. Moreover, presentations will cover new ideas in surgical techniques that will probably become standard procedures in the near future.

Target participants

The course is aimed at orthopedic surgeons interested in trauma, degenerative joint decease and deformities of the lower extremity.

Participants should have completed the AOTrauma Courses—Basic Principles and Advanced Principles of Fracture Management and must be able to communicate well in English.

Course description

The course is delivered using a combination of small group discussions, cases, exercises with anatomical specimens and practical exercise in deformity analysis, and summary lectures. All activities are moderated by expert faculty in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences.

Final Course Program—AOTrauma Masters Course—Osteotomies of the Lower Extremity (495kb)
Learning objectives
Analyze frontal, sagittal, and axial plane alignment of the leg and plan correction of limb alignment
Apply the principles of preoperative planning for osteotomies around the knee, hip, and ankle
Recognize the relevance of constitutional and posttraumatic deformity for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis
Review technical pearls for these operative procedures and describe the latest developments in techniques, implants, and instrumentation
Perform the most relevant approaches lower extremity (osteotomies)
Hans Philipp Lobenhoffer Prof. Dr. med.  (Chairperson)
Steffen Schröter M.D.  (Chairperson)
Wael S. Taha MD,M Med (Surgery)  (Overall chairperson)
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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 date28 Apr 2019
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 2600.00 CHF
Payment options and information
If you cannot pay via credit card you have the possibility to request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a CHF 30.00 handling fee in addition to the participant fee. Please contact therefore your Local Event Organizer and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
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 (Participant contact)
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz

Event venue

Duques de Pastrana

Paseo de la Habana, 208, 8016 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

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Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens Healthineers