AO Trauma NA Basic Principles of Fracture Management

Learn to apply the AO principles of fracture management to trauma and trauma reconstruction.

Multiple dates and locations available.


  • Description

    Basic Principles of Fracture Management is the foundation for the AO Trauma North America curriculum and is designed to teach surgeons how to manage trauma and trauma reconstruction according to the AO principles. 

    Participants will get hands-on practice and gain fundamental experience in preoperative planning, decision-making, and surgical approaches.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Self-study pre-recorded lectures and online discussion forums (four weeks prior to course)
    • Live online module review and small group discussion
    • Face-to-face (in person) practical lab with fireside chats

    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.

  • Learning objectives

    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
    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

  • Who should attend

    Trauma residents PGY 2-8 and fellows.

  • Prerequisites

    Those who have taken AO Trauma NA Basic Principles of Fracture Management Essentials - Online must complete one of the in-person AO Trauma NA Basic Principles Practical Labs to receive full credit for the course.

Course/Event Date Location Register 
Basic Principles of Fracture Management Blended Feb 19-May 20, 2022 Nashville, Tennessee and online  Register
Basic Principles of Fracture Management Practical Lab Mar 12-13, 2022 San Diego, California Register
Basic Principles of Fracture Management Blended Apr 02-May 22, 2022 Nashville, Tennessee and online Register
Basic Principles of Fracture Management Practical Lab Apr 23-24, 2022 Columbus, Ohio Register
Basic Principles of Fracture Management Blended Jul 16-Aug 28, 2022 Chicago, Illinois and Online -
Basic Principles of Fracture Management Blended Aug 06-Sep 25, 2022 La Jolla, California -
Basic Principles of Fracture Management Blended Sep 17-Nov 06, 2022 Glendale, Arizona and Online -
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