AO Trauma Hand NA Internet Live Master Class Series

Benefit from the experiences and missteps of AO experts as they discuss specific cases and procedures on the first and third Thursday of every month, starting October 7, 2021

  • Description

    The AO Trauma Hand NA Master Class Series will help surgeons understand the indications, surgical technical steps, pros and cons, surgical pearls and pitfalls, and possible complications regarding certain cases and procedures. We expect learners and patients to benefit from the experiences and missteps of the masters. 

    Each biweekly session will be conducted by eminent hand surgeons who have mastered the art of that session’s procedure(s). Most sessions will include participation by one of our hand therapy faculty who will provide perspectives on the postoperative therapeutic management of these cases. A review of literature most relevant to the session’s topic will also be included in the presentations. 

    Sessions will occur on the first and third Thursday of each month starting in October 2021 and ending in April 2022. The penultimate Master Class will feature a session with the partner nation of the AO NA Hand Education Committee – India. The final session will culminate in an international round table, which will include several international hand surgeons, each of whom will be discussing one surgical trick.

  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to
    Identify radiographic indications for surgical procedures discussed
    Identify and understand clinical criteria required for the indications of the procedures
    Define appropriate surgical anatomy and surgical steps in the execution of the procedures
    Recognize possible pitfalls and develop strategies to avoid them and methodology to deal with them should they arise
    Review pertinent literature regarding the procedures being discussed and their outcomes

  • Who should attend

    Orthopedic, plastic, and general surgeons—as well as trainees—actively involved in the treatment of patients with disorders of the upper limb and post traumatic reconstruction. Hand therapists will also benefit from knowledge of surgical procedures and therapeutic nuances discussed by hand therapy faculty.

  • Topics and times

    Topic(s) Date Time*
    Session I: Distal Radius Malunion - When and How to Correct? Oct 7 2021 7:00 - 8:15 PM
    Session II: Phalangeal / Metacarpal Malunion Oct 21 2021 7:00 - 8:15 PM
    Session III: Assessment and Management of the Unstable DRUJ Nov 4 2021 7:00 - 8:15 PM
    Session IV: Flexor Tendon Repair in Zone II Nov 18 2021 7:00 - 8:15 PM
    Session V: Scaphoid Non-Union: Controversies and Technical Challenges
    Dec 2 2021
    7:00 - 8:15 PM
    Session VI: Hemi-Hamate Replacement Arthroplasty
     Dec 16 2021
    7:00 - 8:15 PM

    2022 topics and faculty to be communicated.

    *Eastern Time (GMT-4:00)

Course Chairs

Chaitanya Mudgal, MD, MS (Ortho), MCh

Chaitanya Mudgal, MD, MS (Ortho), MCh

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Jay Bridgeman, MD, DDS
  • Charles Cassidy, MD
  • John Elfar, MD
  • Thomas Fischer, MD
  • Lauren Grossman, MD
  • Amit Gupta, MD, FRCS
  • Hill Hastings, MD
  • Jesse Jupiter, MD, MA
  • Jeffrey Lawton, MD
  • Kevin Malone, MD
  • Peter Rhee, DO, MS
  • Jin Bo Tang, MD

Register now for AO Trauma Hand NA Internet Live Course—Master Class Series, Sessions I-VI

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