Basic Principles of Fracture Management Essentials 2021

Learn to apply the AO principles of fracture management to trauma and trauma reconstruction April 29 to June 27
  • Description

    Basic Principles of Fracture Management is the foundation for the AO Trauma North America curriculum, which teaches the surgeon how to manage trauma and trauma reconstruction. 

    This course will provide fundamental knowledge of the operative treatment of fractures so participants may carry out surgery based upon appropriate preoperative planning, decision-making, and surgical approaches.

    Participants will access live Zoom™ sessions and self-study materials through Totara, our "one-stop shop" online portal.

    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
    Apply the AO principles of fracture fixation to trauma and trauma reconstruction
    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
    Apply the concepts of absolute and relative stability of soft tissue injury to each limb segment’s major fracture types

  • Who should attend

    Trauma residents PGY 2-8 and fellows.

  • Topics, dates, and tuition

    Topic Date Time
    Soft Tissue and Bone Healing 4-29-21 8:00-8:45 PM EST
    Absolute Stability 5-6-21 8:00-8:45 PM EST
    Relative Stability 5-13-21 8:00-9:30 PM EST
    Diaphyseal Fractures 5-20-21 8:00-9:30 PM EST
    Upper Extremity Articular 5-27-21 8:00-8:45 PM EST
    Lower Extremity Articular 6-3-21 8:00-9:30 PM EST
    Polytrauma and Pelvis 6-10-21 8:00-8:45 PM EST
    Special Fracture Problems 6-17-21 8:00-9:00 PM EST


    This events costs USD $50.

Course Chairs

Conor Kleweno, MD

Conor Kleweno, MD

University of Washington

Milton Little, MD

Milton Little, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


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