Masters Course—Upper Extremity II
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.
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.
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.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe, apply, and practice the principles of surgical management of hand, wrist, and elbow injuries.
- Recognize the value of preoperative decision-making and the indications and contraindications of those decisions.
- Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of different fixation techniques.
- Describe the postoperative treatment and common soft-tissue problems.
- Identify the common complications of injury and treatment and discuss their prevention and management.
- Relate the principles and techniques of treatment to personal clinical experience.
- Explain the rationale of decision making for management of hand, wrist and elbow injuries.
- Integrate the principles learned in the course in daily practice.
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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