Switzerland | Davos | 04 - 05 December 2017

AORecon Course:
Complex Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty


Dear Participant,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our newly developed, advanced level course. After a primary focus on teaching principles over the past years, we are pleased to now offer experienced surgeons complex total hip and knee arthroplasty training.

This new course premieres at the AO Foundation Davos Courses 2017, and will be rolled out globally in 2018.

Advanced Level Course on Complex and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty

Over the program’s two days, global leaders in the field of primary and revision arthroplasty will lead relevant group discussions and inspiring lectures, and deliver technical know-how to deepen your expert knowledge.

Your current level of knowledge, attitudes, and skills will be challenged throughout the course. The best-in-class curriculum and faculty will provide you with a memorable learning experience that will remain with you for a lifetime.

We hope that you will immediately transfer these learnings into your daily practice, in order to reach our shared goal: to improve patient care through surgical excellence.

Yours sincerely,

Norbert P. Haas
AORecon Steering Board
Carsten Perka
AORecon Education Forum


Target participants

This course is targeted at certified, experienced orthopedic surgeons who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in complex arthroplasty.

Goal of the course

The course teaches current concepts in the treatment of patients with a need for revision or complex primary arthroplasty in the hip and knee.

course description

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 share their experience with peers and international faculty. All factors related to achieving the best possible outcomes in complex and revision arthroplasty will be covered.

Learning objectives

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

  • Describe a systematic clinical, laboratory, and radiographic evaluation in revision and complex primary arthroplasty
  • Optimize preoperative planning
  • Adopt a patient-centered approach
  • Optimize patients preoperatively to reduce complications
  • Describe and discuss safe and effective procedures for revision and complex 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

course modules

  1. Indications for revision hip arthroplasty and patient optimization
  2. Revision arthroplasty of the hip
  3. Indications for revision knee arthroplasty and patient optimization
  4. Revision arthroplasty of the knee
  5. Complex primary total hip arthroplasty (THA)
  6. Complex primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
  7. Complications


Day 1   08:00-17:50
Day 2   08:30-17:15

Pricing, payment options and information

CHF 800.00
Cancellation will be charged as follows:
50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter.
Participants should make sure to have cancellation insurance.

CME Accreditation
An application has been made to the UEMS—EACCME® in Brussels for CME accreditation of this event.

Included services  

  • Course bag
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Course material
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Business center at course venue




Date04 - 05 December 2017

LocationCongress Center Davos, room Studio

Chair(s) Bas Masri, Michael Huo

Topicship, knee

Download AORecon Program Davos 2017 (PDF, 6.92 MB)


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