Global | Online | 02 - 05 November 2020

AO Recon Online Course—Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Course dates and times

Module 1: November 2, 2020, 18:00-19:45 CET (UTC+1)
Module 2: November 3, 2020, 18:00-21:20 CET (UTC+1)
Module 3: November 5, 2020, 18:00-21:20 CET (UTC+1)

Goal of the course

The AO Recon Online 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.

Course description

This online version of the 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 share their experience with faculty and peers. All factors related to achieving the best possible outcomes in primary arthroplasty will be covered.

Confirmed faculty


  • Sam Oussedik, United Kingdom
  • Bas Masri, Canada
  • Dinko Vidović, Croatia
  • George Macheras, Greece


  • Anthony Albers, Canada  
  • Plamen Kinov, Bulgaria
  • Sujith Konan, United Kingdom   
  • Simon Kovač, Slovenia
  • Krisztian Sisak, Hungary
  • Boris Šteňo, Slovenia
  • Mario Starešinić, Croatia
  • Slaven Babić, Croatia
  • Mislav Jelić, Croatia
  • Gordan Gulan, Croatia
  • Eduard Rod, Croatia
  • Domagoj Mlinarić, Croatia
  • Mladen Japjec, Croatia
  • George Babis, Greece
  • Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Greece
  • Theofilos Karachalios, Greece
  • Lazaros Poultsidis, Greece
  • Panagiotis Tsailas, Greece
  • Ioannis Vlamis, Greece


Date02 - 05 November 2020

Chair(s) Sam Oussedik, Bas Masri, Dinko Vidović, George Macheras

Anatomyhip, knee



ContactCamilla Keller

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

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