CANCELLED—AO Trauma Course—Fracture Challenge: How Masters Manage Complex Distal Femoral Fractures
Lucerne, Switzerland
20 Oct 2020
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AO Trauma is delighted to launch a new hands-on course format for practicing orthopedic trauma surgeons. This course is tailored to support the educational needs in specific areas of orthopedic trauma, which are evolving due to a rise of more high velocity trauma with more complex fracture patterns and more demanding fractures.

The participant should apply the concept of a minimally invasive reduction and plate fixation technique (MIPO) in planning, in his tactic of reduction and fixation as well in his selection of the approaches for complex distal femoral fractures.

The participant knows the advantages and the anatomical limits of minimally invasive techniques using the medial and lateral approaches to the distal femur and shaft.

The participant understands the biomechanical concepts and indications based on recent evidence for an intramedullary or medial augmentation of complex distal femoral fractures in a setting of peri- and interprosthetic femoral fractures.

- The participant will develop hands-on skill and gain new insights into advanced reduction and fixation techniques demonstrated by experienced surgeons. 

Learning objectives
Plan and to fix a complex distal femoral fracture with metaphyseal extension (AO 33 C2) according to diagnosis, 2-D and 3-D imaging
Perform lateral and medial approaches to instrument a complex distal femoral fracture using minimally invasive reduction and fixation techniques
Apply anatomical knowledge when using long plates on the medial aspect of the femur
Perform reduction and fixation of a complex distal femoral fracture
Reto Babst  (Chairperson)
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Type AOTrauma
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Sub Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Closing date20 Oct 2020
Available places18
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 990.00 CHF

Target participants: Practicing fellowship trained orthopedic trauma surgeons. Participants must be able to communicate well in English. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the course language will be adapted to the participants which are allowed to travel from abroad, either in English or in German.

For this event the SGC has granted 7 credits.

Ms Anja Sutter
AOTrauma International
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
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