Basic Principles of Fracture Management Course

The fundamental course for doctors in surgical training, and doctors interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in operative fracture management.

How you benefit*

  • Apply implants according to their properties utilizing different application techniques 

  • Understand the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve the appropriate stability 

  • Plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision making 

  • Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to the soft tissue
  • Assess and treat diaphyseal fractures 

  • Assess and treat articular and periarticular fractures 

  • Demonstrate strategies for assessing and treating open fractures and soft-tissue injuries 

  • Manage the polytrauma patient
  • Evaluate, classify, and formulate a treatment plan for pelvic injuries and acetabular fractures 

  • Recognize risk factors and complications and manage accordingly 

  • Recognize and treat bone union disorders
  •  
  • Recognize and manage special fracture circumstances

* The program may be subject to slight changes. Please check your chosen date and location for the detailed program.

  • Course modules
    • Module 1: General principles
    • Module 2: Treatment of diaphyseal fractures
    • Module 3: Treatment of articular fractures
    • Module 4: Preoperative planning and forearm fractures
    • Module 5: Emergency management and minimally invasive surgery
    • Module 6: Special issues and problems
    • Module 7: Emergency management, minimally invasive surgery, and special fractures
  • AO Skills Lab – Simulations
    • Torque measurement of bone screws
    • Soft-tissue penetration during drilling
    • Heat generation during drilling
    • Mechanics of bone fractures
    • Techniques of reduction
    • Mechanics of intramedullary fixation
    • Mechanics of plate fixation 
    • Damaged implant removal

     

  • Practical exercises – Dry lab
    • Internal fixation with screws and plates—absolute stability
    • Principle of the internal fixator using the locking compression plate (LCP)
    • Application of a modular large external fixator Intramedullary (IM) nailing (tibial or femoral shaft)
    • Preoperative planning—“plan your forearm operation”
    • Operate your plan—fixation of a 22C1 forearm fracture using the LCP 3.5 (8 and 11 holes)
    • Tension band wiring of the olecranon
    • Management of a type 44C malleolar fracture
    • Management of a trochanteric fracture
    • Stabilization of the pelvic ring using a large external fixator*
    • Application of the Large Distractor*
    • Internal fixation with screws and plates (optional additional part): LCP as a compression plate with a lag screw, buttress plating*
    • Management of a femoral neck fracture using 7.3 mm cannulated screws*
  • Small group discussions
    • General principles, classification, concepts of stability, their influence  on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability
    • Management principles for the treatment of diaphyseal fractures
    • Management principles for the treatment of articular fractures
    • Polytrauma and complications

Course details may be subject to change. Please check your chosen date and location for the detailed program.

Top national, regional, and international faculty

2 days in duration

For newly certified orthopedic surgeons

The first and important step to enhance your career

CME credits

How you benefit*

  • Apply implants according to their properties utilizing different application techniques 

  • Understand the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve the appropriate stability 

  • Plan a treatment based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision making 

  • Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to the soft tissue
  • Assess and treat diaphyseal fractures 

  • Assess and treat articular and periarticular fractures 

  • Demonstrate strategies for assessing and treating open fractures and soft-tissue injuries 

  • Manage the polytrauma patient
  • Evaluate, classify, and formulate a treatment plan for pelvic injuries and acetabular fractures 

  • Recognize risk factors and complications and manage accordingly 

  • Recognize and treat bone union disorders
  •  
  • Recognize and manage special fracture circumstances

* The program may be subject to slight changes. Please check your chosen date and location for the detailed program.

  • Course modules
    • Module 1: General principles
    • Module 2: Treatment of diaphyseal fractures
    • Module 3: Treatment of articular fractures
    • Module 4: Preoperative planning and forearm fractures
    • Module 5: Emergency management and minimally invasive surgery
    • Module 6: Special issues and problems
    • Module 7: Emergency management, minimally invasive surgery, and special fractures
  • AO Skills Lab – Simulations
    • Torque measurement of bone screws
    • Soft-tissue penetration during drilling
    • Heat generation during drilling
    • Mechanics of bone fractures
    • Techniques of reduction
    • Mechanics of intramedullary fixation
    • Mechanics of plate fixation 
    • Damaged implant removal

     

  • Practical exercises – Dry lab
    • Internal fixation with screws and plates—absolute stability
    • Principle of the internal fixator using the locking compression plate (LCP)
    • Application of a modular large external fixator Intramedullary (IM) nailing (tibial or femoral shaft)
    • Preoperative planning—“plan your forearm operation”
    • Operate your plan—fixation of a 22C1 forearm fracture using the LCP 3.5 (8 and 11 holes)
    • Tension band wiring of the olecranon
    • Management of a type 44C malleolar fracture
    • Management of a trochanteric fracture
    • Stabilization of the pelvic ring using a large external fixator*
    • Application of the Large Distractor*
    • Internal fixation with screws and plates (optional additional part): LCP as a compression plate with a lag screw, buttress plating*
    • Management of a femoral neck fracture using 7.3 mm cannulated screws*
  • Small group discussions
    • General principles, classification, concepts of stability, their influence  on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability
    • Management principles for the treatment of diaphyseal fractures
    • Management principles for the treatment of articular fractures
    • Polytrauma and complications

Course details may be subject to change. Please check your chosen date and location for the detailed program.

Residents education taskforce

The Residents education taskforce is a group of experts who build and continuously improve our educational program. It consists of three international program editors (IPEs).

Bas Masri

Chairperson

Jean-Noël Argenson

Member

David F Dalury

Member

 

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