AO Alliance Seminar—Foot and Ankle Fracture Management

Goal of the Seminar

The AOA Seminar—Foot and Ankle Fracture Management is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and guidelines for basic treatment of the foot and ankle injuries according to the AO Principles and to enable participants to recognize that which need treatment in their set up and which to be referred to a higher center.

Target audience

This seminar is targeted to Trauma Surgeons interested in enriching knowledge and developing skills in foot and ankle injuries management.

Seminar description

The seminar structure provides didactic presentations and small group discussions between participants and faculty.

This seminar will address:

  • AO principles of fracture management
  • Classification of the fractures of the foot and ankle region
  • Importance of soft tissue and neurovascular structures
  • Treatment of foot and ankle fractures and related other conditions
  • Complications with management in foot and ankle fractures
  • Small group discussion between faculty and participants to clarify understanding

Seminar objectives

By the end of the seminar participants will be able to:

  • Outline the importance of foot and ankle trauma care
  • Describe and classify common foot and ankle fractures
  • Outline the importance of careful handling of the soft tissues
  • Apply different reduction techniques for foot and ankle fractures
  • Apply operative techniques foot and ankle fracture fixations
  • Anticipate potential pitfalls and complications in foot and ankle fractures care
  • Identify foot and ankle fracture complications
  • Formulate systems for maintaining safe standards of practice
  • Use professional networks to share ideas, challenge poor practice and provide support