AO Trauma Masters Course—Foot and Ankle
Madrid, Spain
19 Apr 2020 - 22 Apr 2020
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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 AOTrauma 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.

Course description

Surgeons participating in this course will concentrate on evaluation, 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.

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, midfoot, and forefoot
Perform the essential and extended surgical approaches and apply selected fixation techniques on anatomical specimens
Prevent, identify, and treat complications, and estimate long-term outcomes
Mandeep Dhillon MS  (Chairperson)
Stefan Rammelt  (Chairperson)
Wa’el Taha  (Educational director)
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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 date19 Apr 2020
Available places0
Online registrationClick here to register
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 1600.00 CHF
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course dinner
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 (Participants Contact)
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz

Event venue

NH Hotel Madrid Eurobuilding 

Calle de Padre Damian 23, 28036 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