AO Trauma NA Fireside Series: Working Through Fracture Problems Together

Conversations covering the spectrum of anatomic regions and related problem fractures for practicing surgeons.


Designed to serve the needs of surgeons 2-10 years in practice, the AO Trauma NA Fireside series will provide a pragmatic review of current best practices, effective surgical approaches, and tips and tricks to address the challenges of region-specific problem fractures and maximize patient outcomes.

Each ninety-minute session was created in collaboration with a group of practicing surgeons across North America.

The Fireside series emphasizes and encourages interaction with experts in the field. Participants can submit cases and/or share their perspectives on diagnosis, treatment, and management of fractures, and in turn receive input and feedback from AO NA faculty.

Missed the previous Fireside series? Review previous session recordings on our YouTube channel.

Directly provided by AO North America.

  • Learning objectives
    Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to
    Identify key aspects of fractures that must be addressed to achieve good patient outcomes
    Describe current best practices in critical steps of fracture management
    Employ evidence-based strategies in fracture treatments

  • Who should attend

    Surgeons 2-10 years in practice should attend this event. All others who have an interest in the topics are welcome to attend as well.

Event calendar

Event topic Faculty Date   Recording
Why should I fix this posterior malleolus? Drs. Brad Yoo, Matt Camuso , David Stephen January 16th, 2024 Recording
This is Infected, Now What Should I Do? 
Drs. Marecek, Levack , Metsemakers 
March 19th, 2024 Recording
Is This Pelvis Unstable? Dr. Mitchell Bernstein  May 21, 2024  
Why Didn’t I Get This Reduced Right? And When Should I Revise? Drs. David Barei, Hobie Summers, Matt Graves July 16th, 2024  
Ring Fixator? Seriously?TBD Drs. Jonathan Eastman, John Scolaro, Ed Westrick September 17th, 2024  
When Shouldn’t I Use a Hindfoot Nail for Elderly Ankle Fractures?  Drs. Brett Crist, Mark Lee, Thomas Higgins November 19th, 2024  

Course chairs

Brett Crist, MD

University of Missouri

Mitchell Bernstein, MD, FRCSC, FAAOS

McGill University