AAOS/OTA Daily Dilemmas in Trauma

Virtual Course - May 22, 2021

Course #2103339

In case you missed the course, the recording is now available for purchase!

Available for purchase now through June 22, access the recorded course and earn CME. Watch all recorded content including lectures, case discussions with final outcomes and faculty panels. Hear the cases, treatment options and outcomes with controversies and opinions. 

Attended the course? Access all recorded content at learn.aaos.org under 'My Activities'

Course Registrants: Questions about accessing the online course content? See helpful resources at the link below.

Designed by you, for you - Now more than ever

Access New and Expanded Pre-Recorded Sessions.
Vote On Cases for Panel Discussion at the Live Event.  

Join us online to expand your trauma acumen with the operative and nonoperative trauma updates you need to stay current when you take call. 

At this case-based virtual event, expert faculty share current knowledge and personal insights on upper and lower extremity fracture fixation topics, as well as complication management, outcomes, and more.

A portion of the course features faculty's pre-selected trauma topics, while the remaining sessions address your preferences resulting from popular vote during the live course. 

"The best trauma course I have ever attended! The format, ease of access to faculty, and the size of the course made it superb." - Previous Course Attendee

The Virtual Experience

Watch pre-recorded lectures in advance, then tune in on May 22 for live panels and small-group virtual breakouts led by expert faculty.

10:00am – 6:35pm EDT | 9:00am – 5:35pm CDT |8:00am – 4:35pm MDT | 7:00am – 3:35pm PDT

Live sessions on May 22 feature small-group case reviews and faculty panel discussions. Participants will review cases in a general session, then separate into small-group virtual breakouts with a faculty member to discuss each case.

Enjoy panel discussions where you pick the topics for faculty to review, discuss, and advise on regarding treatments for challenging cases in fractures. 

With interactive Q&A and case debrief sessions, this course cultivates a personalized learning environment so you can return to practice with insights, expertise, pearls, and solutions. 

All lectures will be recorded and available for 90 days following the event. Note: small group case discussions will not be recorded.

"Leaders in orthopaedic trauma presented their material in an evidence-based fashion with excellent use of literature and personal experience"  - Previous Course Attendee

You impact this course! Voting details. 

During the live event on May 22, participate in a live poll to vote on the case topics you want reviewed, discussed and debated during faculty panels. Faculty will tailor the experience to meet the needs of attendees, creating a unique, personalized experience around the most popular selections. 

Proximal Humerus • Supracondylar Distal Humerus • Forearm Complex Elbow Fracture Dislocation • Radial Head/Olecranon

Proximal Femur • Femoral Neck • Subtrochanteric • Femoral Shaft Periprosthetic Femur • Neck-Shaft Injuries • Patella Fractures

Tibial Plateau • Pilon • Tibial Bone Defects • Nonunion

Talus • Calcaneus • Lisfranc Injury • Midfoot Fractures–Navicular / Cuboid

Course Directors

Paul Tornetta III, MD, FAAOS
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, MA

J. Tracy Watson, MD, FAAOS
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

An interview with your Course Directors: "Course Leaders Talk Trauma", published in AAOS Now, March 2020. Read it!


Daniel S. Horwitz, MD, FAAOS - Chair
David E. Asprinio, MD, FAAOS
Yelena Bogdan, MD, FAAOS, FACS
Reza Firoozabadi, MD, FAAOS
Joshua L. Gary, MD, FAAOS
Michael S. Kain, MD, FAAOS
Stephen L. Kates, MD, FAAOS
Stephen Kottmeier, MD, FAAOS
John C. Kurylo, MD, FAAOS
Joshua Langford, MD, FAAOS
Ross K. Leighton, MD
Carol A. Lin, MD, MA, FAAOS
Frank A. Liporace, MD, FAAOS
Andrew J. Marcantonio, DO, FAAOS
Samir Mehta, MD, FAAOS
Saam Morshed, MD, MPH, PhD,FAAOS
Robert F. Ostrum, MD, FAAOS
Robert V. O'Toole, MD, FAAOS
Jonathan H. Quade, MD, FAAOS
Scott P. Ryan, MD, FAAOS
Anjan R. Shah, MD
Jodi Siegel, MD, FAAOS
Gillian Soles, MD, FAAOS
Clay A. Spitler, MD, FAAOS
Eric F. Swart, MD, FAAOS
Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD, FAAOS
David C. Templeman, MD, FAAOS
David B. Weiss, MD, FAAOS
John J. Wixted, MD, FAAOS

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Registration Fees


AAOS or OTA Member, Candidate Member, Associate Member,
International Member, Emeritus Member

Resident, Post-Residency in Fellowship, U.S. Military 

PA Member


Nonmember Orthopaedic Surgeon

Nonmember PA

The Academy would like to thank the Orthopaedic Trauma Association for the many contributions made by its members in the presentation of this program. The Academy and orthopaedic specialty societies work together to provide orthopaedic surgeons with the highest quality educational programs and publications. This cooperative spirit among colleague organizations is an important resource and valuable asset for the orthopaedic community.