17 December 2019

Periprosthetic fracture management course: Michael Huo with participant

AO Recon at AO Davos Courses 2019: Two successful courses draw high ratings for content and faculty

Participants of AO Recon's two events at the AO Davos Courses 2019 expressed their satisfaction with top marks. Sixty-three orthopedic surgeons were trained by 26 faculty members.

The two-day AO Recon Course—Complex and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, chaired by Bas Masri (Canada) and Carsten Perka (Germany), included 4.5 hours of dry-bone exercises. Participant feedback included an impressive 100 percent recommendation rate.

The 2.5-day AO Trauma/AO Recon Course—Periprosthetic Fracture Management, chaired by Karl Stoffel (Switzerland) and Luigi Zagra (Italy), included a full day of exercises with anatomical specimens at the Davos hospital.

AO Recon contributed to the AO Davos Courses 2019 with further highlights:

At the opening ceremony of the first week, AO Recon Education Forum Member Bas Masri (Canada) gave a well-received speech on AO Recon's past achievements and an outlook on future activities including extended practical exercise offerings.

In a livestreamed webcast, Yves Acklin and Karl Stoffel (both Switzerland) presented AO Recon's dry- bone exercises developed to enhance AO Recon's course on complex and revision arthroplasty. Some of the models were depicted the educational benefits of this hands-on approach for both in-person and online participants

The one-hour AO Recon Webinar—The Unstable Total Hip Arthroplasty: Prevention and Management, presented by Sujith Konan (United Kingdom) with support from chat moderator Karl Stoffel (Switzerland), had 552 surgeon registrations from 96 countries, with a strong share (80 registrations) from India.

"Excellent presentations," "valuable event with illustrative cases," and "useful and clear information" were among the post-event feedback.

For AO Recon's surgeons, the AO Davos Courses traditionally mark the end of the educational year. The AO Davos Courses 2020 promise to again offer a whole range of engaging events and training opportunities.

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Complex arthroplasty course: Youn-Soo Park and Karl Stoffel on a hip replacement exercise
AO Davos Courses 2019: More than 1,500 health-care professionals from over 100 countries took part in the AO's flagship educational event
Opening ceremony: The kick-off event in the main hall brought many participants together
Opening ceremony: AO President Robert McGuire introduces AO Recon as the AO's new Clinical Unit.
Opening ceremony: Bas Masri gives an overview of AO Recon's future activities
Complex arthroplasty course: Peter Chui with participants on a knee revision exercise
Complex arthroplasty course: Guillermo Bonilla with participants on a knee revision exercise
Complex arthroplasty course: Bas Masri with participants on a knee revision exercise
Complex arthroplasty course: Anthony Albers with participants on a hip replacement exercise
Complex arthroplasty course: Georg Matziolis on a hip replacement exercise
Complex arthroplasty course: The course included 32 participants from 19 countries
Periprosthetic fracture management course
Periprosthetic fracture management course: Mark Reilly with participants
Periprosthetic fracture management course
Periprosthetic fracture management course: The course included 31 participants from 13 countries
Periprosthetic fracture management course: Group of participants
Periprosthetic fracture management course: Faculty (from left to right): M Reilly, M Thaler, C Castelli, L Zagra, N Haas, K Stoffel, O Borens, M Berlusconi, S Oussedik, V Giordano, R Stange, T Karachalios, H Eckart and M Huo

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