Masters Course—External Fixation

December 3, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Course description

This Online masters course addresses the latest techniques and best practices in operative fracture management to deal with complex orthopedic trauma problems. The course includes many case presentations and open group discussions moderated by experts in the field.


Andrey Volna


Mahmoud Mahran


Course goal

The goal of this course is to increase knowledge and decision making for managing difficult and complex cases. State-of-the-art techniques and approaches, best practices for treatment, and the management of complications will all be addressed at a high level.

Target participants

Participants must have completed the AO Trauma basic principles and advanced principles courses. They must be actively involved in orthopedic trauma management and preferably have at least five years of post-residency experience in trauma surgery. Participants must be willing to share their ideas and be able to communicate well in English.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of external fixation and correct techniques for wire and pin insertions
  • Identify the spectrum of external fixation
  • Recognize the external fixation methods for acute trauma, nonunion, deformity correction, and bone transportation
  • Describe the principles of distraction osteogenesis
  • Apply the principles of bone transportation over intramedullary (IM) nail
  • Apply the principles of bone transportation along a plate
  • Describe the techniques using conventional circular frame with hinges and six-axis hexapod systems to correct deformity
  • Recognize safe techniques and principles of manage complications
  • Describe post-frame-removal


CHF 150

Credit card payments are preferred.

Cancellation will be charged as follows: 50 percent until 30 days before the event; no refund thereafter.

Participants should make sure they have cancellation insurance.



If you cannot pay via credit card you can request an invoice. Please note that we will charge you a CHF 30 handling fee in addition to the participant fee.

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