03 January 2017

Course faculty member Matt Abdel instructs participants in how to template a knee arthroplasty.

AO Davos Courses 2016—Learning from the best

AORecon Course—Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Surgeons from all over the world registered for the AORecon course, to learn the key principles and current concepts of primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. The participants appreciated the lively learning atmosphere, and being able to interact face-to-face with leading faculty members.

AORecon Expert Session—Solutions on the Arthritic Knee

In line with the "Meet the Experts" series by AOTK System, AORecon offered an expert lunch break session on the arthritic knee, which was open to everyone. Many Davos Course attendees took the opportunity to acquire expert knowledge during their break.

Chairperson Mauricio Kfuri (US), together with Takeshi Sawaguchi (JP), Michael Müller (DE), and Bartolomé Allende (AR) as faculty members, provided an insightful session that included speeches and dialogues that addressed various techniques, from preservation to total replacement of the knee.  

AORecon Guessing Game—Celebrities and their Replacements

Many congress delegates took the opportunity to learn more about AORecon first-hand by visiting the AORecon booth. The team enjoyed sharing information about scope, goals, and objectives of AORecon in general, and about the upcoming educational events being scheduled for 2017.

An entertaining guessing game engaged delegates in a surprising way. Participants placed their bet on which joint replacements selected celebrities might have. Eight lucky winners received a copy of "Periprosthetic Fracture Management" by Michael Schütz and Carsten Perka.

The AO spirit—a memorable experience

Beyond the educational program, the congress provided a number of opportunities for delegates to connect with colleagues from all over the world, and to strengthen their professional network. Among the many new faces, many long-term AO members were spotted, making AO Davos Courses feel once again like a family reunion.


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Participants enjoy the get-together with colleagues from all over the world.
AO President Nikolaus Renner welcomes the participants during the opening ceremony.
Participants focus intently on their exercises.
Small group case discussions are a crucial part of the course.
Course participants and faculty members traveled from all over the world to join the courses. The longest journeys were undertaken by attendees from Brazil, Indonesia, Myanmar, Peru, and Taiwan.
Lead the course to success (from left to right): AORecon Project Coordinator Bas Wijburg, faculty members Michael Müller (DE), David Dalury (US), chairpersons Luigi Zagra (IT) and Matt Abdel (US), faculty members Fernando Marqués (SP), Robert Hube (DE), Bartolomé Allende (AR), Robert Gorab (US), Chris Dodd (UK), AORecon Steering Board member and AO Past President Nobert Haas, and AORecon Manager Cynthia Stampfli.
Knee experts take their place before the session’s start. From left to right: Takeshi Sawaguchi (JP), Mauricio Kfuri (US), Michael Müller (DE), and Bartolomé Allende (AR).
The expert session around the arthritic knee will be recorded for further educational use.
Participants have fun with the guessing game at the AORecon booth.

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