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.
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.
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.