Practical Exercises

Each practical exercise at an AOTrauma course is accompanied by a demonstration video. The collection includes hundreds of videos, featuring simple and complex surgical techniques.

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Tibia and fibula—Malleolar fracture (44-C)—ORIF using an LCP One-Third Tubular Plate with a lag screw and a positioning screw

A type-C malleolar fracture occurs when the foot is in pronation and an external rotational force is applied to the ankle joint, which leads to a cascade of injuries:
- The first injury to occur is a deltoid ligament rupture or a medial malleolar avulsion fracture.
- The talus rotates externally, forcing the fibula to twist about its vertical axis.
- The result is a rupture of the anterior syndesmotic ligament, and then the interosseous ligament up to the level of the oblique fibula

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Lumbar spine–Anterior segmental arthrodesis–Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) using SYNFIX Evolution implant

In this presentation, an Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) at level L5/S1 will be demonstrated using the SYNFIX Evolution implant. SYNFIX Evolution Secured Spacer System,SynCage Evolution spindle,SYNFIX Evolution trial implant holder,SYNFIX Evolution trial implant,Coupling for Aiming device holder,SYNFIX Evolution Aiming device holder,SYNFIX Evolution Aiming device,Torque-limiting handle, 3 Nm,SYNFIX Evolution screwdriver,SYNFIX Evolution Thread lock sleeve,Loading Station for SYNFIX

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Femur, proximal—FracturesIntramedullary Fixation using the Advanced Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA)

In this presentation, the techniques for the intramedullary fixation of a proximal femoral fracture will be demonstrated using the TFN-Advanced Proximal Femoral Nailing System (or TFNA). This presentation uses a short TFNA Nail with a helical blade to demonstrate the Dynamic and Static Proximal Locking Options.

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Metacarpal V, neck—Subcapital and comminuted fractures—Intramedullary splinting with two 1.25 K-wires and ORIF using 1.5 mm VA Locking Metacarpal Neck Plate

In this presentation various types of treatment of unstable subcapital and comminuted neck fractures of fifth metacarpal will be demonstrated.

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Middle finger, proximal phalangeal head—Bicondylar fracture—Fracture fixation using a 1.5 mm Variable Angle Locking Phalangeal Head Plate

In this presentation the fixation of a Bicondylar fracture of the proximal phalangeal head will be demonstrated using a 1.5 Variable Angle Locking Phalangeal Head Plate.

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Femur, proximal—Fractures—Intramedullary Fixation using the Expert Retrograde/Antegrade Femoral Nail (R/AFN)—Antegrade Procedure

This presentation will demonstrate the technique for the intramedullary fixation of a proximal femoral fracture using the Retrograde/Antegrade Femoral Nailing System (or R/AFN)

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Femur, proximal—Fractures—Intramedullary Fixation using the Expert Lateral Femoral Nail (ELFN)—Proximal Recon Locking Option

In this presentation, the techniques for the intramedullary fixation of a proximal femoral fracture will be demonstrated using the Proximal Recon Locking option of the Expert Lateral Femoral Nail – or ELFN.

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Metacarpal I, base—Bennett fracture—Fixation with 2.0 mm lag screws

In this exercise the fixation of a Bennett fracture of the base of the first metacarpal with a sufficiently large fragment will be demonstrated, using 2.0 mm lag screws.

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Metacarpal II—Transverse shaft fracture—Fixation with a 5-hole 2.0 mm LCP plate

In this exercise the fixation of a transverse shaft fracture of the metacarpal will be demonstrated using a 5-hole 2.0 mm LCP plate.

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Metacarpal IV—Long spiral fracture—Fixation with two 2.0 mm lag screws

In this exercise the fixation of a long spiral metacarpal fracture, will be demonstrated, using two 2.0 mm lag screws.