AO Trauma hand and wrist education taskforce successfully rolls out new practical exercises
27 February 2019
Ten new practical exercises were run for the first time during the AO Trauma hand and wrist course in Cartagena, Colombia, in September 2018.
The practicals—using the VA Hand System, corresponding teaching videos, and a series of improved Synbone models created especially for the equipment modifications—address today's hand surgery challenges. The new bone models simulate different fracture configurations as well as enhanced soft tissue changes.
Chaired by Luis Felipe Naquira Escobar from Medellin (CO), the course was supported by one international faculty member, Doug Campbell (GB), two regional faculty members, Gerardo Zarate (MX) and Ricardo Kaempf (BR), and five national faculty members. Likely questions and areas of potential confusion during one-on‐one and small group teaching were anticipated in an intense discussion among the faculty during the pre-course where the new teaching videos were reviewed.