Management of Hand and Wrist Fractures Course

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The AO Trauma Course—Management of Hand and Wrist Fractures is aimed at practicing hand surgeons (with orthopedic or plastic surgery background), and hand fellows (in US residents who are planning a hand fellowship. It's an interactive and discursive arena where participants are able to understand, discriminate, and consolidate the principles, skills, and techniques applicable to the use of internal fixation in the hand and wrist.

The prerequisite to attend this course is to have previous participation in the AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management or Introduction to Internal Fixation of Hand and Wrist Fractures.

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
    • Extraarticular fractures of the hand
    • Articular fractures of the hand
    • Carpal injuries
    • Wrist fractures
    • Arthrodesis in the hand and wrist*
  • Small Group discussions
    • Management principles of extraarticular fractures
    • Management principles of articular fractures of the thumb and lesser digits
    • Scaphoid and perilunate injuries
    • Wrist (distal radial and ulnar) fractures
    • Small-joint arthrodesis and wrist fusion*
  • Anatomical Specimen Lab*
    • Phalanges and metacarpals
      • MP (volar and dorsal)
      • PIP (volar and dorsal)
      • DIP (volar and dorsal)
    • Approaches to the thumb
      • MP/metacarpophalangeal joint
      • CMC joint
    • Distal radius
      • Volar-modified Henry
      • Dorsal
      • Extended approach to release the carpal tunnel
      • Extended for a dorsal approach to the wrist
    • Distal ulna
    • Scaphoid
      • Dorsal
      • Volar
    • Flaps (number of flaps depends on date and location and availability of specimens)
      • Atasoy V-Y
      • Kutler bilateral V-Y
      • Cross finger
      • Segmuller and Venkataswami
      • Kite
      • Reverse digital artery island or homodigital antegrade island
      • Moberg
      • Dorsal metacarpal artery perforator
      • Thenar
      • 1st web Z-plasty
      • Multiple Z-plasty
      • Dorsolateral
      • Dorsal metacarpal artery perforator
      • Radial forearm
      • Posterior interosseous artery
      • Tendon repair exercise using four strand repair and epitendinous repair

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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