Basic Principles of Fracture Management Essentials Online 2021

Learn to apply the AO principles of fracture management to trauma and trauma reconstruction, August 19 to October 7, 2021
  • 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 Aug 19 2021 8:00-8:45 PM
    Absolute Stability Aug 26 2021 8:00-8:45 PM
    Relative Stability Sep 2 2021 8:00-9:30 PM
    Diaphyseal Fractures Sep 9 2021 8:00-9:30 PM
    Upper Extremity Articular Sep 16 2021 8:00-8:45 PM
    Lower Extremity Articular Sep 23 2021 8:00-9:30 PM
    Polytrauma and Pelvis Sep 30 2021 8:00-8:45 PM
    Special Fracture Problems Oct 7 2021 8:00-8:45 PM


    This events costs USD $50.

Course Chairs

Jonah Davies, MD, FRCS(C)

Jonah Davies, MD, FRCS(C)

Harborview Medical Center

Mara Schenker, MD, FACS

Mara Schenker, MD, FACS

Emory University

Grady Memorial Hospital

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