AO Trauma NA Advanced Principles of Fracture Management

Expand your knowledge of complex fractures and fracture complications through hands-on experience practicing preoperative planning and newly-learned surgical techniques.

Multiple dates and locations available.


The Advanced Principles of Fracture Management course explores the treatment of complex fractures and fracture complications. Participants will gain hands-on experience practicing newly-learned techniques and develop skills related to preoperative planning and latest fixation techniques for treating malunions and nonunions.

Learning will be delivered through

  • Surgical techniques practice on artificial bones with a 4:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
  • Didactic case-based presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Self-study pre-recorded lectures and assessments (prior to in-person event)

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.


Directly provided by AO North America.

  • Learning objectives
    Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to
    Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to soft tissue
    Assess and treat complex diaphyseal and (peri)articular fractures using advanced application techniques
    Demonstrate strategies for assessing and treating open fractures and soft-tissue injuries
    Initiate appropriate management for patients with pelvic injuries and polytrauma
    Recognize complications and manage accordingly

  • Prerequisites

    AO Trauma Basic Principles of Fracture Management course, as familiarity and competence with instrumentation and techniques will be assumed.

    Professional Level PGY-3 and above

Event calendar

Course/Event Date Location Register 
 Advanced Principles of Fracture Management Blended Course Nov 22-24, 2024
San Diego, California Register