AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management


December 1-6, 2019   


Martin Richardson, Australia
Vincenzo Giordano, Brazil

Course goal

The AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management is part of a newly developed educational program teaching current concepts and fundamental principles in the treatment of complex injuries, incorporating the latest techniques in operative fracture management. The AO Trauma Advanced Principles course builds upon the AO Principles and techniques learned in the AO Trauma Basic Principles course and focuses on more complex injuries.

Target participants

The AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Management is targeted at certified orthopedic and trauma surgeons who are at the threshold of becoming independent surgeons and taking over decision-making responsibility for the treatment of complex injuries. Participants must have completed the AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management and must be actively involved in trauma management.

Learning objectives  

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to soft-tissues
  • Assess and treat complex diaphyseal and (peri)articular fractures
  • Demonstrate strategies for assessing and treating open fractures and soft-tissue injuries
  • Initiate appropriate management for patients with pelvic injuries and polytrauma
  • Recognize complications and manage these accordingly

Course description

This AO Trauma Advanced Principles of Fracture Management course is one of several competency-based curriculum events in 2019 which are built around a specific framework of competencies and learning outcomes. They feature a balanced mix of educational methods with a strong focus on interactive sessions.

Online precourse self-assessment prepares participants for the course and allows the faculty to tailor the course to the needs of the participants. Before attending the course participants are expected to complete an online module on reduction techniques.

The course will be taught in a modular format. Each module consists of several evidence-based lectures which will cover the key information required. Discussing cases in small groups will help participants understand decision-making processes and further develop management skills. Debates and interactive sessions will promote interactivity between faculty and course participants. In practical exercises participants will be trained in the application of various techniques.

Participants may also bring their own cases for discussion with the faculty.

After the course an online postcourse self-assessment will provide participants with important feedback on how much they have learned.

Course Program

Please find the course program on the upper right side of the page.

Pricing, Payment options and information 

CHF 2800
Credit card payments are preferred

Cancellation will be charged as follows:
50% 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. Please therefore contact us and indicate the official invoice address of the paying person or entity as well as a respective email address the invoice has to be sent to.


  • Course bag
  • Welcome cocktail / course reception
  • Course material
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Business center at course venue

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Course Program—AO Trauma Course—Advanced Principles of Fracture Mangement