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03 December 2017

AO Recon at SICOT—How to prevent and manage periprosthetic joint infection

Chairperson Chris Frey reports on the AO Recon symposium where arthroplasty experts discussed periprosthetic joint infection as a burning topic amongst orthopedic surgeons.

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13 November 2017

The AO Foundation plays a leading role at DKOU 2017

The AO Foundation had a strong presence at Europe's leading conference for orthopedic surgery in Berlin this fall, delivering 13 symposia on a wide range of topics, thereof an AO Recon symposium on complications in hip and knee arthroplasty.

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06 October 2017

The University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes AO Recon in Vancouver

The advanced level symposium, Current Topics and Complications in Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, was the first collaboration of AO Recon and the UBC Department of Orthopaedics but certainly will not be the last one.

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21 July 2017

First AO Recon principles course in Brazil

The first AO Recon Principles Course in Brazil—held mid-July—marked a considerable success for AO Recon in Latin America. The case discussions were held in Portuguese, so participants could engage in lively debate in their mother tongue.

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17 July 2017

Webinar—Tips and tricks to improve TKA outcomes

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The interactive session provided an instructive presentation on the subject, including participants' contributions from the online chat.

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06 July 2017

Chinese surgeons enjoy interactive learning in Chongqing

The precourse survey revealed that participants felt a big gap between their actual and their desired levels of expertise, so the course was eagerly awaited. It marks the third AO Recon principles course in China and, like its predecessors, it was a complete success.

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05 June 2017

Orthopedic and trauma surgeons discuss periprosthetic hip fractures at EFORT

AO Trauma and AO Recon held their second joint symposium at this year's EFORT congress in Vienna, Austria. World-renowned leaders from both subspecialties joined forces to address periprosthetic fractures (PPFx) in the hip as an overlap topic between trauma and arthroplasty.

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31 May 2017

Annual Report 2016 and future outlook

The AO Foundation Annual Report 2016 launches, including an article about AO Recon's recent activities and future plans. In 2016, AO Recon has developed as a global educational institution in the orthopedic world, and the first half of the new year already demonstrates a promising continuation.

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10 May 2017

Outstanding educational experience in Marseille

In many respects, the AO Recon Advanced Knee Course in Marseille, France, was outstanding. Not only did an AO Recon event take place in France for the very first time, but it was also a first for AO Recon to offer an extensive course on complex arthroplasty.

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14 April 2017

Little Davos in Italy

More than 300 participants gathered for a memorable learning experience at this year's major AO Trauma week in Pacengo, Italy. Four AO Trauma courses were held at the event, and AO Recon complemented the educational offering with a two-day joint seminar on Principles of Total Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Arthroplasty.

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13 March 2017

Principles of arthroplasty in the land of Hippocrates

Athens, the great historical city of science, provided the venue for AO Recon's first curriculum course in Greece. A total of 64 participants gathered to learn about the principles of total hip and knee arthroplasty.

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05 January 2017

Expert session on video—Solutions for the arthritic knee

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Four expert surgeons provide an insightful session that addresses various techniques, from preservation to total replacement of the knee. A one-hour video shows all speeches and dialogues, including the corresponding presentation slides.

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