Operative Fragility Fracture Management Course

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Surgeon xyz

This course addresses current concepts and state-of-the-art treatment options fragility fracture care. A combination of case discussions, anatomical specimen labs, and evidence-based lectures will be used to deliver the content. Indications and techniques in osteoporotic fracture care will be discussed and practiced. The principles and advantages of comanaged care approach will be identified. Facilitated by an expert Faculty consisting of both surgeons and medicine physicians, an important focus will be placed on group discussions and hands-on.

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: Proximal femur
    • Module 2: Pelvis and spine
    • Module 3: Upper extremity
  • Small Group discussions and lectures
    • How to deal with complications
    • Periprosthetic femoral fractures
    • Atypical femoral fractures
    • Prevention of fixation failures by the use of augmentation
    • Osteoporosis—diagnosis, treatment and secondary fracture prevention
    • Comorbidity and perioperative optimization
    • Femoral neck fracture fixation in elderly patients—what is the best option? (evidence)
    • Intertrochanteric fracture fixation—plate versus nail (evidence)
    • How to overcome reduction problems in subtrochanteric fractures—tips and tricks
    • Operative treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures in the elderly—indications and surgical techniques
    • Vertebral column fractures—when and how to operate?
    • General principles of anticoagulation and bleeding disorders
    • General principles of pain management
    • Principles of comanaged care
    • Postoperative medical management (including delirium)
    • Proximal humeral fracture—nonoperative treatment, plate, nail or replace?
    • Failed fixation in proximal humeral fracture treatment—how to manage it?
    • Complex elbow fractures—tips and tricks
    • Fractures around the wrist—what is important?
  • Plenary case discussions
    • Osteoporotic fractures of the pelvis, acetabulum and vertebral column
    • Osteoporotic fractures of the humerus
  • Anatomical Specimen Laboratory
    • Anterior approach to the hip
    • Creation of an intertrochanteric fracture
    • Fracture fixation with TFNA
    • Master table demonstration of augmentation
    • How to deal with complications group discussion
    • Periprosthetic femoral fractures group discussion
    • Atypical femoral fractures group discussion
    • Prevention of fixation failures by the use of augmentation group discussion
    • Creation of a proximal humeral fracture through a deltopectoral approach
    • Fracture fixation through anterior acromial approach with nail
    • Osteoporotic fractures of the upper extremity group discussion

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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