AOA Course—Basic Principles of Pediatric Fracture Management

11/07/2024 to 13/07/2024

Region: ESA
Language: English

Contact person

Msami Ngowi

Goal of the course

This AO Alliance Course—Pediatric Fracture Management provides fundamental knowledge in the operative treatment of pediatric fractures according to the AO Principles.


Target audience

This course is targeted to any healthcare professionals involved and interested in developing their knowledge and skills in operative pediatric fracture management.


Course description

Course participants will learn the basic AO Principles of fracture management and be trained in the techniques for the management of common fractures. Each module consists of several evidence-based lectures which cover the principal concepts recommended. In practical exercises participants will gain experience in the application of these techniques. These same concepts are expanded and reinforced in small group discussions emphasizing indications, options, applications, and developing a valid decision-making process.


Course objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

—  Recall the symbiosis between biology and biomechanics in bone healing

—  Apply the AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification to help understand and describe the bony injury

—  Outline the AO Principles of fracture management including reduction techniques and distinguish the appropriate indications

—  Demonstrate a basic knowledge of fracture treatment and nonunion management utilizing AO Principles

—  Comprehend intraoperative challenges and potential complications that may occur through surgical management of fractures

—  Integrate preoperative planning methods emphasizing a comprehensive teamwork approach