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eLearning Modules

Flash is needed for most of the eLearning activities below, so please make sure it is installed on your computer.

You need to be an AOTrauma member to perform the eLearning modules. 

Basic concepts

The biology of bone healing

Author: Klaus Dresing. Editor: Chris Colton.

This interactive module gives an introduction to the biological processes involved in bone healing, explaining the relevant bony anatomy, the processes of callus healing and of direct bone healing.

Estimated time: 20 minutes

AO/OTA Classification of Fractures (former Müller/AO Classification)

Author: Paul Szypryt. Editor: James Kellam.

​Get to know the AO Classification through an award-winning learning game! This scenario-based module introduces you to the complete classification system of long bone fractures. It is divided into three chapters:
1) diaphyseal fractures, 2) articular fractures, 3) variants.

Estimated time: 45 minutes


Revised AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification

A revision of the AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification was published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Click here to access the new compendium and support materials.

To provide users with a more streamlined, concise, and clinically relevant tool, changes to terminology and typography were made, a review of the codes with regards to frequency and applicability was conducted, paired bones (radius/ulna and tibia/fibula) are now coded individually, all fracture illustrations were newly produced, and a list of universal modifiers and qualifications were introduced.​


Basic techniques

Surgical screw fixation

Author: Chris Colton

Get introduced to screw functions and techniques for insertion by this interactive module.

Estimated time: 25 minutes

Plate fixation

Plate fixation

Author: Chris Colton

Learn about the principles of plate fixation.

Estimated time: 25 minutes 

External fixation

Author: Chris Colton

Explore the principles of external fixation with this interactive module.

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Intramedullary nailing

Author: Chris Colton

Explore and learn about the principles of IM nailing.

Estimated time: 20 minutes


Basic procedures

Fracture reduction: an introduction

Author: Rodrigo Pesantez. Editor: Emanuel Gautier.

This interactive module gives an introduction to displacement and reduction, focusing on principles, methods, and explains direct and indirect reduction.

Estimated time: 15 minutes


Imaging and radiation

C-arm and radiation

Author: Michael Kraus. Editor: Florian Gebhard.

Using state-of-the-art technology, AO Education and AOTrauma present a pioneer product that is unique to the field of orthopedics: an interactive video on C-arm use and radiation hazard minimization.

Time: 15 minutes

Intraoperative Imaging

Author: Michael Kraus. Editor: Florian Gebhard.
A two-module interactive program on image acquisition and optimization using 2D and 3D intraoperative C-arm technology based on example clinical indications.
Estimated time: 15 minutes