Surgeons participating in this course will learn how to address the severely injured patient in an emergency situation, how to evaluate, diagnose, and classify pelvic ring and acetabular injuries, and determine appropriate timing and indications for interventions. They will be able to apply knowledge and skills in selection and performance of the surgical approach for specific injuries and definitive reconstruction of complex fractures.
A faculty of world experts will cover key concepts of pelvic and acetabular diagnosis and treatment in six modules. Simulation exercises including dissection of anatomical specimens will expose participants to the essentials of the surgical approach and related anatomy. Artificial bone model practicals will give participants experience in the application of different reduction and fixation techniques. All concepts will be expanded and reinforced in interactive group discussions, emphasizing the diagnosis, evaluation, indications, treatment modalities, decision-making processes, and complications.
This hybrid course is delivered on 3 consecutive days from 12:00 to 16:00 CET (differnt modules each day consisting of presentations and small group discussions). Participants will join either online from home or face to face at the venue. Participants who are physically present in Davos will also complete practical exercises and an anatomical specimen laboratory on some mornings and late afternoons (details in the full program).
The AO Trauma Course—Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management offers experienced participants an understanding of the initial evaluation, stabilization, and definitive treatment of patients with fractures and dislocations of the pelvic ring, acetabulum, or both. The AO Principles, the latest techniques, and up-to-date evidence will be incorporated into the course, guiding participants in developing the knowledge and skills needed to treat these injuries and improve patient outcomes.
Participants should be fully trained orthopedic and/or trauma surgeons with subspecialty interest in the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures. They must have already completed the AO Trauma Courses—Basic Principles and Advanced Principles of Fracture Management.