Switzerland | Davos | 10 - 12 December 2018

AOTrauma/AORecon Course:
Comprehensive Periprosthetic Fracture Management of the Hip and Knee with Anatomical Specimens

For the second time, AOTrauma and AORecon present their joint curriculum course in Davos. The competency-based format has been developed with the support of the AO Education Institute and supports senior surgeons to improve their respective abilities.

Course structure

This 3-day, advanced level course comprises five modules of multiple topics, including practical exercises with anatomical specimens.

course Goal

This course aims to maximize patient outcomes following periprosthetic fracture by improving the practicing surgeon's ability to recognize, classify, plan, and perform internal fixation and revision total joint arthroplasty procedures around hip and knee prostheses.

Target audience

Senior, experienced (more than 5 years) consultant/practicing surgeons:

  • General orthopedic surgeons
  • Fracture-specialized surgeons
  • Arthroplasty-specialized surgeons
  • Surgeons experienced with both trauma and arthroplasty

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the challenge of periprosthetic fracture management
  • Explain the indications for internal fixation and revision arthroplasty (including intraoperative fractures)
  • Apply techniques of internal fixation and revision arthroplasty
  • Prevent and treat complications  
  • Follow up the patient and optimize patient satisfaction
  • Analyze treatment failures and recognize possible pitfalls in treatment

course description

This 3-day educational event is delivered through lectures, case-based lectures, small group discussions, and hands-on practical exercises on fixation and revision around the hip and knee. The 7 modules of the course, delivered by faculty experienced in fracture fixation and arthroplasty are:

  1. General principles
  2. Revision arthroplasty around the hip
  3. Revision arthroplasty around the knee
  4. Fracture fixation with implant retention
  5. Other periprosthetic fractures
  6. Patient journey
  7. Anatomical specimen laboratory


Monday, Dec 10

13:00-13:10 Welcome and introduction
13:10-14:50 Module 1—General principles
15:10-15:55 Module 2—Revision arthroplasty around the hip
15:55-18:30 Module 3—Revision arthroplasty around the knee
Tuesday, Dec 11

08:00-09:35 Module 4—Fracture fixation with implant retention
10:00-16:30 Module 5—Other periprosthetic fractures
16:30-18:00 Module 6—Patient journey
Wednesday, Dec 12 08:00-17:00 Module 7—Anatomical specimen laboratory

Pricing and payment

Course fee:
CHF 3,500

Payment methods:
Credit card preferred
Invoice payment optional / additional handling fee of 30 CHF

Cancellation fee:
50% of the course fee until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter.
Cancellation insurance recommended.


  • Course bag
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Course material
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Business center on-site


An application will be made to the UEMS—EACCME® in Brussels for CME accreditation of this event.


Date10 - 12 December 2018

LocationCongress Center Davos
Lectures: room Dischma, practicals: Davos Hospital

Chair(s) Mark Reilly, Luigi Zagra

Anatomyhip, knee

Topic(s)revision, trauma

Practical exercisespre-op templating, dry-bone exercise, anatomical specimens

FeeCHF 3500.00

Number of seats36

ContactSina Henrichs

Download AOTrauma/AORecon PPFx Course Program Davos 2018 (PDF, 2.52 MB)
AOTrauma/AORecon_Disclosure Chairs (PDF, 165.49 KB)


Each AORecon course includes hands-on simulation experience for participants. Various types of practical exercises enrich the course events and increase the learning effect.

AO Excellence

In the Education Forum a group of arthroplasty experts develop AORecon's educational offerings based on the needs around the world. They are also responsible for the content of our newsletter on clinical topics.


An AO curriculum follows a systematic, patient-centered approach: Desired patient outcomes define necessary competencies, and these in turn define specific learning objectives.

Learn more about the the AO's curriculum development.

With the support of the AO Education Institute, AORecon has developed such curricula from which three courses have been derived. Another curriculum on shoulder specific issues is on its way.

Learn more about AORecon's curriculum-based courses.


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