Directors: Clifford B. Jones, MD and Hans J. Kreder, MD
"Bring your PA for a unique opportunity to work together and strengthen your performance as a team! PAs can attend lectures, view surgical demonstrations, and observe in the lab. Please note: PAs must register with an orthopaedic surgeon by calling AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726 and providing the name of the surgeon that is registered for the course."
OTA members are eligible to receive the special AAOS member price. This offer is exclusively available by contacting AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726
Learn and practice the latest techniques in complex pelvic and acetabular fractures!
Gain a better understanding of the relevant anatomy and surgical challenges during this dynamic hands-on skills course. The majority of your time is spent practicing surgical procedures on cadaveric specimens in the hands-on skills lab, exploring the appropriate usage and placement of clamps for reduction, and appropriate fixation devices for each specific fracture type.
Learn the best strategies for preventing potential complications and participate in debates between expert surgeons on case controversies involving prevalent and complex pelvic and acetabular injury patterns. Compelling academic lectures and surgical demonstrations round out your course experience.
Course highlights include:
Strategies for preventing complications, including:
• Blood loss
• Intra-articular screws
• Nerve injury
• Posttraumatic hip arthritis
• Heterotopic ossification
• Conservative vs. operative intervention
• Percutaneous vs. open treatment
• Prone vs. supine patient positioning
• Increasing osteoporotic and elderly fracture treatment
• Timing and indications for interventional embolization
• Thromboembolism prophylaxis and detection
Advancements in intraoperative 3D imaging
Who should take this course?
Orthopaedic trauma fellowship-trained surgeons, and experienced orthopaedic surgeons who treat pelvic and acetabular fractures and want to stay abreast of key topics and enhance their skills.