AO Trauma Online Course—Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management (online course with interaction)
Davos, Switzerland
04 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
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Course description

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. All concepts will be expanded and reinforced in interactive group discussions, emphasizing the diagnosis, evaluation, indications, treatment modalities, decision-making processes, and complications.

Course structure

This hybrid course is delivered on 3 consecutive days from 12:00 to 16:00 CET (different 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).

Course goal

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.

Target participants

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.

Final course program—AO Trauma Online Course—Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management (936kb)
Learning objectives
Define key elements in the initial evaluation of pelvic and acetabular fractures
Classify pelvic and acetabular injuries and recognize the implications for treatment
Apply emergency treatment and stabilization techniques for pelvic ring injuries and initial management of acetabular fractures
Demonstrate appropriate decision-making and operative planning strategies
Define indications and apply surgical approaches to the pelvis and acetabulum, identifying the important anatomical structures
Describe indications and perform techniques of reduction and fixation
Discuss early and late results and complications of pelvic and acetabular surgery
Identify issues related to challenging fractures with compromised bone quality or late reconstructions
Introduce surgical approaches to the pelvis
Mahmoud Abdel Karim PhD,MSc,MBBCh  (Chairperson)
Stephen Sims MD  (Chairperson)
Wael S. Taha MD,M Med (Surgery)  (Educational director)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Seminar (full day)
Content Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Closing date04 Dec 2020
Available places0
Cancellation policyCancellation until 30 days before the course is possible with a full refund; thereafter with a 50% refund.
Swiss Francs 220.00 CHF
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Ms Claudia Guentensperger
Education Project Manager
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
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Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; Siemens Healthineers