AO Trauma NA Pelvic & Acetabular Fracture Management
Pelvic and acetabular fractures are complex injuries associated with life-threatening trauma. The initial management of a patient with an unstable pelvic fracture is critical, as it can be lifesaving and significantly decrease ultimate morbidity. Orthopedic surgeons are faced with these fractures while taking emergency room calls. However, many are unfamiliar with the regional anatomy of the pelvis and the specialized reduction techniques, maneuvers, and implants necessary to treat these injuries. As a result, the incidence of complications may be quite high.
This course will address the radiographic understanding of complex pelvic and acetabular fracture patterns, improve the participants’ understanding and ability to classify fractures of the pelvis, and allow them the opportunity to practice surgical approach, reduction, and fixation techniques using human cadaveric specimens.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to Define key elements in the initial evaluation and management of patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures Assess pelvic and acetabular fractures as a component of a complex polytrauma situation Classify pelvic and acetabular fractures based upon an understanding of the radiographic appearance of the normal and injured pelvis Determine and demonstrate the appropriate surgical approach for pelvic and acetabular fractures Demonstrate appropriate decision-making strategies and define indications for operative management Perform techniques of reduction and internal/external fixation as applicable to pelvic and acetabular fracture patterns Recognize ongoing controversies in the care of multiply injured patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures
AO Trauma Basic Principles of Fracture Management and AO Trauma Advanced Principles of Fracture Management
Who should attend
Practicing surgeons and fellows.
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