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 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: Ankle trauma 4.5 hours
      • Module 1a: Ankle fractures
      • Module 1b: Pilon fractures
    • Module 2: Hindfoot trauma 4.5 hours
      • Module 2a: Calcaneal fractures
      • Module 2b: Talar fractures
    • Module 3: Midfoot trauma 5 hours
      • Module 3a: Lisfranc fractures
      • Module 3b: Chopart/navicular fractures
    • Module 4: Forefoot trauma 2 hours
    • Module 5: Soft-tissue trauma 2 hours Special
    • Module 6: Anatomical specimen workshops full day
    • Module 7: Minimally invasive osteosynthesis 4.5 hours
  • 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.

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


Jean-Noël Argenson


David F Dalury



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