AAOS/OTA Daily Dilemmas in Trauma

Program Details

Course Highlights

Look forward to:

  • Low faculy-to-participant ratio: Take your seat at the virtual table with world-renowned trauma surgeons
  • Highly interactive sessions: Ask questions and seek advice on your cases at the live event
  • Gaining different perspectives and improving critical thinking with expert viewpoints on challenging cases

The Virtual Experience

1) Access nearly 50 pre-recorded lectures on April 25

General Trauma • Upper Extremity • Pelvis to Femur • Knee
Tibia • Foot and Ankle

NEW topics include:

  • When and How to Fix the Posterior Malleolus
  • Techniques in Fixation of the Young Femoral Neck
  • Initial Management of Pelvic Fractures
  • Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly - When to Replace
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures In the Young Patient
  • Initial Management of Open Tibia Fractures
  • Techniques in Olecranon Fixation
  • Recovery is Not just Physical - What Else Can We Do
  • Hindfoot Fusion Nails, When are They Indicated
  • The Terrible Triad

2) Tune in live on May 4 for interactive small-group case discussions

Separate into small-group virtual breakouts with a faculty member to discuss each case, then return to the general session virtual room to debrief. 

3) Re-watch all lectures at your convenience 

As an added benefit, all lectures will be recorded and available until July 4th. 

Read what attendees of the 2023 virtual course had to say:

“Excellent discussions and spirited debate about approaches to complex reconstructions”


“Excellent course for any level of orthopedic surgeon, from traumatologist to community hospital emergency room coverage.”


“Faculty = strong knowledge, insight, and experience. They worked so hard before and during this conference and provided an excellent learning/clinical experience for me!”


“All the presenters included evidence-based data to support their current treatment recommendations. I appreciated that they included their own observations which may not be represented in what the current literature recommends.”


“Faculty were all engaged and made insightful comments and recommendations. Very collegial, informative, and helpful to a community surgeon such as myself, I was pleasantly surprised with the small discussion groups.”


“The case studies and references used during this course were great. I loved all of the references used and pictures as well.”


“I found this educational activity to be excellent. The faculty were outstanding and I also found the interactive small groups to be very effective. Would highly recommend this course!”


“This course was very enlightening to me. It provided various pearls for application in my trauma practice. It is invaluable.”


“Breakout sessions and interactive questions with faculty were extremely helpful!”


“Overall, I gave this course an outstanding rating and I will make a point to revisit it again.”


“I caught up on what’s current”  

Who Should Attend?

Orthopaedic surgeons, residents, nurses and PAs looking to improve critical thinking and gain up-to-date knowledge to improve both patient trauma care and practice performance.

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