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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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. Learning objectives: - Describe the surgical approach for a spiral metacarpal fracture - Explain the reduction technique - Perform the fixation of the spiral metacarpal fracture using two lag screws
  • Consultants: Renato Fricker, Ladislav Nagy, Doug Campbell, Sudhir Warrier
  • Publication Year: 2017, Video Number: 22106
  • Media Format: Practical exercises
  • AO clinical division / unit: AOTrauma
  • Language: English
  • Related Terms: Screws

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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. Learning objectives: - Identify the anatomical elements of the proximal phalangeal head - Correctly perform the fracture fixation using a 1.5 Variable Angle Locking Phalangeal Head Plate
  • Consultants: Renato Fricker, Ladislav Nagy, Doug Campbell, Sudhir Warrier
  • Publication Year: 2017, Video Number: 22111
  • Media Format: Practical exercises
  • AO clinical division / unit: AOTrauma
  • Language: English

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Metacarpal III—Short oblique fracture–Fixation with a 2.0 mm lag screw and a 2.0 mm Variable Angle Adaption Plate

In this exercise the fixation of a short oblique metacarpal fracture will be demonstrated using a 2.0 mm lag screw and a 2.0 mm Variable Angle Adaption Plate. Learning Objectives: - Describe the surgical approach used for a short oblique metacarpal fracture - Perform the fracture fixation using a 2.0 mm lag screw and a 2.0 mm Variable Angle Adaption Plate
  • Consultants: Renato Fricker, Ladislav Nagy, Doug Campbell, Sudhir Warrier
  • Publication Year: 2017, Video Number: 22102
  • Media Format: Practical exercises
  • AO clinical division / unit: AOTrauma
  • Language: English
  • Related Terms: Lag screw

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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. Learning Objectives: - Describe the surgical approach to the second metacarpal - Explain the reduction maneuvre using the plate - Perform the fixation of a transverse fracture of the metacarpal using a 2.0 mm LCP plate
  • Consultants: Renato Fricker, Ladislav Nagy, Doug Campbell, Sudhir Warrier
  • Publication Year: 2017, Video Number: 22103
  • Media Format: Practical exercises
  • AO clinical division / unit: AOTrauma
  • Language: English
  • Related Terms: LCP

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Metacarpal I, base—Rolando fracture—Plate fixation using various types of treatment

In this presentation various types of treatment of Rolando fractures will be demonstrated. Learning objectives: - Identify the anatomical elements of the first metacarpal base - Using the appropriate plate, correctly perform the plate fixation of a Rolando fracture Exercise 1 Metacarpal I, base—Rolando fracture—Fracture fixation using 1.5 mm VA First Metacarpal Lateral Locking Plate This exercise will demonstrate the fixation of a first metacarpal fracture using a 1.5 mm Variable Angle First

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Middle finger, proximal phalanx—Bone defect—Reconstruction using a bone graft and a 1.5 mm Variable Angle Locking Rotation Correction Plate

In this exercise the reconstruction of the proximal phalanx will be demonstrated, using a bone graft and a 1.5 mm Variable Angle Locking Rotation Correction Plate. Learning objectives: - Identify the anatomical elements of the proximal phalanx - Correctly perform the reconstruction of the proximal phalanx, using a bone graft and a 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) Learning Outcomes: - Correct a misplaced guide wire using multihole drill guide - Reaming the medullary canal - Antegrade nail insertion - Antegrade approach standard locking - End cap insertion - Implant removal

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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. Learning objectives: - Identify elements of the anatomy of the fifth metacarpal neck - Correctly perform the stabilization of the fifth metacarpal neck fractures using intramedullary K-wires and/or a metacarpal neck plate Exercise 1 Metacarpal V, neck—Subcapital fracture—Intramedullary splinting with 1.25 mm K-wires In this exercise subcapital fracture of

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Index finger—Destroyed proximal interphalangeal joint—Arthrodesis of the joint, and fixation using tension band wiring

In this exercise, arthrodesis and tension band wiring will be used to fix a destroyed proximal interphalangeal joint. Learning objectives: - Identify the anatomical elements of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint - Correctly perform a fusion of the PIP joint

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Thumb—Destroyed metacarpophalangeal joint—Arthrodesis of the joint, and fixation using 2.0 mm Locking Compression Plate

In this exercise the fixation of a destroyed metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb will be demonstrated using arthrodesis and 2.0 mm Locking Compression Plate. Learning objectives: - Identify the anatomical elements of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb - Correctly perform the fusion of the metacarpophalangeal joint