AO Trauma Hybrid Masters Course—Upper Extremity I (scapula, clavicle, humerus, elbow; on-site participation)

December 2, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Course description

This 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. Best evidence is presented through summary lectures and practical exercises in the anatomical specimen lab (only for face-to-face, on-site participants).


Michael Gardner

Martin Jaeger


Course structure

This hybrid course is delivered on three consecutive days from 12:00 to 16:00 Central European Time (CET); different modules each day consist of presentations and small group discussions. Participants will join either online from home or face-to-face, on-site in Davos. Participants who are physically present in Davos will also complete practical exercises and an anatomical specimen laboratory on some mornings and late afternoons (details in the full program).


Course goal

The goal of this course is to increase knowledge and skills 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:

  • Explain the latest developments in the treatment of clavicular, scapular, proximal humeral, humeral shaft, distal humeral, and elbow injuries.
  • Select and perform fracture-specific approaches in the areas described above.
  • Analyze complicated clinical cases of these fractures and choose the optimal treatment strategy.
  • Integrate practical tips and tricks for fracture reduction and fixation techniques.
  • Identify the causes of failure and describe how to develop an appropriate salvage strategy.


CHF 3'000 (face-to-face, on-site participants)

CHF 220 (online participants)

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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