AO Trauma NA Lower Extremity Deformity and Nonunion

Develop proficiency in lower extremity deformity analysis and osteotomy planning through practical exercises and performing osteotomies on anatomical specimens
  • Description

    AO Trauma NA Lower Extremity Deformity and Nonunion will help participants become comfortable with lower extremity deformity analysis and osteotomy planning. Surgical techniques will be taught to correctly perform deformity correction in the settings of fracture malunions and nonunions and leg length discrepancy while preserving joint health and addressing bone loss.

    All activities will be moderated by expert faculty in a highly interactive learning environment with a 2:1 participant to faculty ratio. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences.

    Note: This educational offering will have an online self-study component available February 7, 2022, approximately four weeks prior to the live cadaver session in Las Vegas.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Small group case discussions
    • Practical exercises in deformity analysis and correction
    • Performing osteotomies on anatomical specimens
    • Online self-study component prior to event
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

    Identify how to correctly evaluate lower extremity deformity

    List the indications for lower extremity deformity correction
    Perform deformity correction techniques to restore extra-articular alignment
    Utilize operative techniques for intra-articular osteotomies
    Recognize strategies for leg lengthening and bone transport

  • Who should attend

    Practicing orthopedic surgeons and fellows interested in trauma, deformity correction, and lower extremity joint preservation

Course Chairs

Brett Crist, MD

Brett Crist, MD

University of Missouri

Michael Sirkin, MD

Michael Sirkin, MD

Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School


  • Keith Mayo, MD
  • Rafael Neiman, MD
  • Rahul Vaidya, MD, FRCSC

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