18 December 2017

The "AORecon Course—Complex Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty" provided advanced surgeons with a memorable learning experience.

Highlights of the AO Davos Courses 2017

"This is the venue where everything started almost 60 years ago," AO Foundation President Nikolaus Renner said, describing the meaning of the AO Davos Courses at the opening ceremony. More than half a century later, Davos is still the center of the orthopedic world in the first two weeks of December.

While the AORecon governance set the course for future activities, participants benefited from various educational offerings on-site and via webinar:


  • Advanced level course for orthopedic surgeons:
    Complex Hip and Knee Arthroplasty  —SEE PROGRAM
  • First-ever crossover course with AOTrauma:
    Comprehensive Periprosthetic Fracture Management of the Hip and Knee—Fracture Fixation and Revision Arthroplasty  —READ ARTICLE
  • Live broadcast:
    Meet the Experts—Recent Trends in Shoulder Arthroplasty  —GO TO WEBINAR
  • Edutaining booth game
    Gap balancing in total knee arthroplasty  —TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE


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Course participants benefited from interactive learning modules, an excellent faculty body and an efficient participant-faculty-ratio.
Based on case studies, participants discussed techniques in small groups under the faculty's lead.
Course faculty with staff (from left to right): B Wijburg (AO), S Marya (IN), R Hube (DE), S Oussedik (GB), C Perka (DE), N Restrepo (CO), S Lustig (F), M Huo (US), C Stampfli (AO), L Zagra (IT), R Gorab (US), P von Roth (DE), M Abdel (US), M Allami (OM).
AORecon Course participants with faculty members.
Faculty member Michael Huo (US) explains an exercise.
A model provides a training for internal fixation techniques.
A course participant practices another surgical step.
Course faculty (from left to right): S Oussedik (GB), AORecon chairperson L Zagra (IT), M Huo, M Raschke (DE), M Reilly (US) B Masri (CA), E Varga (HU), AOTrauma chairperson K Stoffel (CH).
AOTrauma/AORecon Course participants with faculty members.
The shoulder experts are ready to present the AORecon webinar: Chunyan Jiang (CN), Michael Glanzmann (CH), Martin Jaeger (DE) and Stefaan Nijs (BE).
Participants test their arthroplasty knowledge in the AORecon booth game.

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