AO Trauma Course—Intraoperative Imaging
Madrid, Spain
19 Apr 2020
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Goal of the course

This course aims to increase the ability of surgeons to assess the outcome of fixation procedures for common fractures using both 2-D and 3-D intraoperative imaging and identify and avoid complications.

Target participants

  • Surgeons at the threshold of becoming independent surgeons and taking over decision-making responsibility for the treatment of complex injuries (Advanced Principles level in AOTrauma's education).
  • Surgeons in early years of post-residency practice who have an interest in improving their imaging quality

Course description

This highly interactive hands-on course is based on four common fractures where specific intraoperative imaging knowledge and skills are applied. In addition, general concepts such as appropriate indications, selection of 2-D or 3-D modalities, and radiation protection will be addressed. In each case scenario-based exercise, live intraoperative imaging is used to analyze injury patterns and assess fixation in anatomical specimens. Participants will work in groups with each person taking turns to lead the imaging tasks set in the simulated practical exercises.

Event program
Learning objectives
Select 2-D and 3-D intraoperative imaging modalities based on indications for proximal humeral, distal radial, proximal femoral, and ankle fracture fixation
Set up the operating room and equipment for fixation of the fractures listed above
Perform intraoperative 2-D imaging and meet imaging quality criteria for each anatomical area
Assess fracture reduction and implant positioning for these fractures
Describe the indications for intraoperative 3-D imaging and review the benefits and limitations
Jochen Franke  (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
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date19 Apr 2020
Available places17
Online registrationClick here to register
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 300.00 CHF
Available discounts Amount %
Related event discount -45.00 CHF 15%
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Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Ms Bettina Bolliger (Course Organizer)
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Ms Claudia Guentensperger (Participants Contact)
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AO Trauma Masters Course—Shoulder Trauma
Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens