18 November 2016

Experts from both worlds jointly strive for surgical excellence: AOTrauma and AORecon faculty members with symposium participants.

Side by side—AOTrauma and AORecon team up in Lithuania

As both involve trauma and arthroplasty, the co-led event provided an interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter. Ten experienced surgeons from both specialties joined forces to lead this high-profile seminar.

AOTrauma/AORecon Seminar—Fixation and Arthroplasty following Trauma, Periprosthetic Fractures, and Infection Around the Hip and Knee

Norbert P Haas (DE), Past President of the AO Foundation (2010-2012), and also the main initiator of AORecon in 2013, chaired the combined sessions together with Steve Velkes (IL), a long-term AOTrauma faculty member, and Narūnas Porvaneckas (LT), a renowned expert surgeon in Lithuania.

The seminar was split into four sessions, which focused on different sub-areas:

  1. Arthroplasty After Fractures Around the Hip
  2. Arthroplasty After Fractures Around the Knee
  3. Periprosthetic Fractures
  4. Periprosthetic Infection

All four sessions included case discussions, which drew the interested audience members into lively debates. At the end of the event, both the faculty members and seminar participants agreed that this format was effective and worthwhile to establish further.

program at a glance

Arthroplasty After Fractures Around the Hip

This session included talks from Aleksas Makulavicius (LT), Jonathan Monk (UK), Moussa Hamadouche (FR), and Narūnas Porvaneckas (LT).

Femoral neck fracture—when to fix
Femoral neck fracture—how to replace
Failed osteosynthesis—femur neck
Failed osteosynthesis—intertroch fracture
A Makulavicius
J Monk
M Hamadouche
N Porvaneckas

Arthroplasty After Fractures Around the Knee

This session included talks from Steve Velkes (IL), Carsten Perka (DE), Alfredas Smailys (LT), and Sarunas Tarasevicius (LT).

Fixation of periprosthetic fracture around the knee
Total knee and axial deformities
TKA in knees with ligament deficiencies
Reconstruction of bone loss
S Velkes
C Perka
A Smailys
S Tarasevicius

Periprosthetic Fractures

This session included talks from Marco Berlusconi (IT), Norbert P. Haas (DE), and Moussa Hamadouche (FR).

Epidemiology, risk factors and classification of
periprosthetic hip fractures
Fixation: Periprosthetic fractures around the femur
Replacement: Periprosthetic fractures around the femur
M Berlusconi

N Haas
M Hamadouche

Periprosthetic Infection

This session included talks from Alfredas Smailys (LT), Jonathan Monk (UK), Narūnas Porvaneckas (LT), and Carsten Perka (DE).

Patient-related and surgical site risk factors for PJI
The diagnosis of infection
Acute periprosthetic infection—retain the implant
Revision surgery for infection—one vs. two stage
A Smailys
J Monk
N Porvanecka
C Perka



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