Foot and Ankle Trauma Course

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The Masters-level course is aimed at traumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons and other surgeons actively engaged in the treatment of foot and ankle fractures, who want to increase their level of specialization in lower limb treatment.

Top national, regional, and international faculty

2-3 days in duration

For surgeons who already treat foot and ankle fractures

Network with colleagues from all over the world

CME credits

Course content

  • Course modules
    • Module 1: Ankle trauma 
      • Module 1a: Ankle fractures
      • Module 1b: Pilon fractures
    • Module 2: Hindfoot trauma
      • Module 2a: Calcaneal fractures
      • Module 2b: Talar fractures
    • Module 3: Midfoot trauma 
      • Module 3a: Lisfranc fractures
      • Module 3b: Chopart/navicular fractures
    • Module 4: Forefoot trauma
    • Module 5: Soft-tissue trauma
    • Module 6: Anatomical specimen workshops full day
    • Module 7: Minimally invasive osteosynthesis
  • Practical exercises
    • Pilon Fracture:
      • Perform a lateral and an anteromedial approach to treat a C-type pilon fracture
      • Apply a medial DCP distal tibial plate to fix a pilon fracture
    • Calcaneal fracture:
      • Identify the fragments of a typical calcaneal articular fracture, perform a lateral L-shape calcaneal approach,
      • Reproduce the fixation with a calcaneal locking plate
    • Lisfranc fractures:
      • Perform dorsomedial and dorsolateral approaches to fix a Lisfranc injury
      • Perform a staged fixation of multiple rays
      • Lisfranc dislocation
      • Perform fixation of the first, second and third rays with plates
      • Review the principles of Lisfranc injuries fixation+
  • Anatomical Specimen Workshops

    Specimen 1

    • Talar neck fracture approaches
    • Talar dome exposure; fibular and medial malleolar osteotomies
    • Gastroc slide (ensure long enough specimens)
    • Lapidus
    • Plantar plate repair
    • Minimally invasive approach for calcaneal fractures
    • Sustentacular approach for calcaneal fractures
    • Pilon approaches

    Specimen 2

    • Posterior ankle scope
    • Subtalar arthroscopy
    • SPLATT
    • Interosseous tibialis posterior tendon transfer
    • Extensile lateral approach for calcaneal fractures
    • Posterior bone block arthrodesis
    • Compartment syndrome release (foot/leg)
    • 1st metatarsal osteotomy for the correction of hallux valgus
    • 1st MTPJ fusion
    • FHL tendon transfer for Achilles or peroneal insufficiency
    • FDL tendon transfer for flatfoot

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

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