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.
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. An interactive format will be guaranteed throughout the course.
This online course is delivered on 3 consecutive days from 12:00 to 16:00 CET (different modules each day consisting of presentations, small group discussions, and other activities). Participants will join online from home for 4 hours each day, and adequate break times will be integrated.
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.
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.