AO Trauma/AO Recon Course—Comprehensive Periprosthetic Fracture Management of the Hip and Knee


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.


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


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


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 have the opportunity to do practical exercises and to share their experience with peers and international faculty. All factors related to achieving the best possible outcomes in periprosthetic fracture management will be covered.

The advanced level course comprises seven modules of multiple topics including:

  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. Complications
  7. Patient journey

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