AO Trauma Hand NA Series—'3 Cases' Fireside Chats

Nine online sessions of case-based practical insights from hand faculty, therapists, and sages

Sessions occur January 2024 through December 2024


This AO Trauma Hand NA '3 cases' series is designed to help surgeons focus on the operative procedure(s) that are being discussed during each session and understand the indications, surgical technical steps, pros and cons, surgical pearls and pitfalls, and management of complications. The faculty will consist of a moderator, one faculty, a ‘sage’ and a therapist (when indicated).

The moderator will lead the discussion and the topic will be summarized via three cases.

  1. The first case will illustrate the subject matter including the presentation, diagnosis, treatment options and expected outcomes.
  2. The second case should illustrate a case of ‘how I do it’ from the sage.
  3. The final case will highlight a complication related to the treatment and how to manage it.

Most sessions will also include participation by one of our hand therapy faculty who will provide a hand therapist’s perspective in the postoperative therapeutic management of that particular surgical procedure.

This series will be conducted on the third Thursday of each month starting in January 2024 and will run through December 2024.


Directly provided by AO North America.

  • Learning objectives
    Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to
    Identify radiographic indications for surgical procedure being discussed
    Identify and understand clinical criteria required for the indication of this procedure
    Define appropriate surgical anatomy and surgical steps in the execution of the procedure
    Recognize possible pitfalls and develop strategies to avoid them and methodology to deal with them should they arise
    Review pertinent literature regarding procedure being discussed and its outcomes

  • Who should attend

    Community-based trauma orthopedic hand surgeons, fellows, and residents

Event calendar

Event topic Guest Sage Date Time*
Session 1: Wrist Arthritis Dr. Amit Gupta Jan 18, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 2: Phalanx Fractures Dr. Mark Baratz Feb 22, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 3: Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain Dr. Jeff Yao Mar 21, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 4: Terrible Triad Injuries
Dr. John Capo
Apr 18, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 5: Distal Ulna Fractures Dr. Thomas Fischer May 16, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 6: Fractures at the Base of Thumb
Dr. Chai Mudgal Sep 19, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 7: Nerve Injuries and Repair/Reconstruction
Dr. Harry Hoyen Oct 17, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 8: Distal Humerus Fractures Dr. Brent Bamberger Nov 21, 2024 7:00 PM
Session 9: Compression Neuropathies
Dr. Lee Osterman Dec 12, 2024 7:00 PM


*Eastern Time (GMT-4:00)