AAOS/OTA Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum: Case Controversies and Avoiding Complications

Gain a better understanding of the relevant anatomy and surgical challenges during this dynamic hands-on skills course. The majority of your time is spent practicing surgical procedures on cadaveric specimens in the hands-on skills lab, exploring the appropriate usage and placement of clamps for reduction, and appropriate fixation devices for each specific fracture type.

Course highlights include:
 Strategies for preventing complications, including:
Blood loss Infection
Malreduction/malunion Thromboembolism
Intra-articular screws Posttraumatic hip arthritis
Nerve injury Heterotopic ossification
 Controversial topics:
Conservative vs. operative intervention
Percutaneous vs. open treatment
Prone vs. supine patient positioning
Increasing osteoporotic and elderly fracture treatment
Timing and indications for interventional embolization
Thromboembolism prophylaxis and detection
 Advancements in intraoperative 3D imaging

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