AO Trauma NA Basic Principles 2021

Date(s) and/or brief description

02 November 2020

This course is the foundation for the AO North America Trauma curriculum, which teaches the surgeon how to manage trauma and trauma reconstruction. The goal of this course is to ensure the application of the principles of fracture management in orthopedic trauma through appropriate preoperative planning, decision making, and surgical approaches.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • Discuss the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability
  • Plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision making
  • Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to the importance of the soft-tissue
  • Apply related psychomotor skills to the practical application of orthopedic implants to fractured bones
  • Plan the initial treatment of the polytraumatized patient

This course will also cover the concepts of absolute and relative stability of soft tissue injury as applied, in context, for each limb segment’s major fracture types.

All AO North America resident courses are developed and consistent with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies and specialty specific Milestones program.

Location Start End Register
San Diego, CA 5-11-21 5-15-21 Register here
Chicago, IL 6-3-21 6-6-21 -
Boston, MA 8-26-21
Montreal,QC 9-9-21 9-12-21 -
Phoenix, AZ 10-8-21 10-10-21 -
Orlando, FL 11-4-21
La Jolla, CA 12-2-21

Course chairs


Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.