Greece | Athens | 17 - 18 May 2019

AORecon Course:
Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty


The AORecon Course—Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty teaches fundamental principles and current concepts in the treatment of patients with a need for primary arthroplasty in the hip and knee. This course is the initial step along the path of lifelong learning in the area of joint arthroplasty. Based on a patient-centered approach this course focuses on the key principles of primary arthroplasty.


This course is targeted at newly certified orthopedic surgeons and advanced orthopedic surgical trainees


At the end of the event, the participants will be able to:

Describe a systematic assessment including clinical evaluation
Identify patient's reconstructive surgery needs
Adopt a patient-centered approach
Anticipate, recognize, and stratify potential complications
Describe and discuss safe and effective procedures for primary arthroplasty
Discuss the management of early and late problems or complications
Communicate and facilitate a multidisciplinary team-based approach
Apply best practice to optimize and document patient outcomes


This course is modular in structure and highly interactive. Short, evidence-based lectures cover the key information required. Moderated case discussions in small groups will expand on each topic and help participants to develop decision-making and surgical management skills. Participants will practice templating and have the opportunity to share their experience with peers and international faculty. All factors related to achieving the best possible outcomes in primary arthroplasty will be covered.


Date17 - 18 May 2019

LocationCrowne Plaza Athens City Center, Michalacopoulou Street 50, Athens, 11528, Greece Email:, Phone: +30 210 727 80 00

Chair(s) Jean-Noël Argenson, George Macheras

Anatomyhip, knee


Practical exercisespre-op templating, skills lab

FeeEUR 460.00

Number of seats64

ContactSina Henrichs

Download AORecon Principles Course Program (PDF, 908.89 KB)

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AO Excellence

In the Education Forum a group of arthroplasty experts develop AORecon's educational offerings, plan according events and address clinical topics in the Surgical Insights newsletter.


An AORecon curriculum course follows a systematic and holistic approach and is consistently patient-centered. Necessary competences are derived from desired patient outcomes, from which specific learning objectives are defined.

With the support of the AO Education Institute, AORecon has developed three such curricula:

  • Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Complex Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
  • Comprehensive Periprosthetic Fracture Management (with AOTrauma)

A fourth one is on its way addressing shoulder specific issues.

Learn more about curriculum development.


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