Managing Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries

December 3, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Course description

The unique format of the course provides key lectures, discussions, and open plenary discussion groups in an interactive online environment. Related topics are explored and current surgical and nonsurgical treatment for pediatric fractures are evaluated, with emphasis on preventing complications.


Matej Kastelec


Daniel Green


Course goal

The AO Trauma Online Course—Managing Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries aims to create a clinically centered learning environment where the current principles and techniques of fracture management in children and adolescents are demonstrated, applied, and discussed. In this course, modern concepts in pediatric fracture care are covered. In addition, principles of managing a polytraumatized child and issues in managing the child and family are discussed. A special session on principles in managing bone and joint infection in children is included.

Target participants

This course is for traumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other surgeons who are actively engaged in pediatric fracture care and who want to enhance their level of expertise in this field. Ideally, participants have completed the AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management. They must be able to communicate appropriately in English.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how bone characteristics and fracture classification are different in children and adolescents compared with adults, and describe how this affects bone healing and fracture management.
  • Evaluate a range of nonsurgical and surgical options for the treatment of common pediatric fractures.
  • Manage pediatric fractures according to biological and mechanical principles and apply appropriate techniques and technologies.
  • Apply treatment strategies for pediatric fractures based on available evidence and discuss areas of controversy.
  • Provide strategies for the prevention and management of complications associated with pediatric fractures.
  • Explain the issues related to managing the child and family and principles of managing a polytraumatized child.
  • Identify basic guidelines in managing bone and joint infection in children.




CHF 220

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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