Now online: AO Trauma STaRT distal humerus module

AO Trauma STaRT launches distal humerus module for residents during the Dubai courses

14 November 2019

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During the Dubai courses in October 2019, AO Trauma proudly launched the latest addition to its Surgical Training and Assessment for Residents (STaRT) learning hub for residents. The new distal humerus module completes the series of modules dedicated to the upper arm.

Authored by Sami Roukoz (Lebanon), Saeed Al-Thani (United Arab Emirates) and Ashraf Moharram (Egypt), the new distal humerus module features six interactive, video-based case discussions and several multiple-choice and self-assessment activities. It addresses injuries from falls and accidents such as Gustilo type I fractures, open fractures of the elbow, or complications from previous surgeries, as well as different fixation techniques.

Aiming to reach and train surgical residents from all over the world, these three leading surgeons from the Middle East proudly presented their work during the Dubai courses 2019 to all the attendees and raffled three copies of the AO Principles of Fracture Management, third edition, to the participants in the basic and advanced principles courses.

All of the content is aligned with the learning objectives defined in the AO Trauma Residents Education Program. Residents can start improving their skills in dealing with upper extremity fractures by logging on to the AO Trauma STaRT website now!

More about AO Trauma STaRT

AO Trauma STaRT (Surgical Training and Assessment for Residents) is an award-winning, interactive online learning hub designed to support orthopedic trauma residents with self-paced learning. It also provides residency program directors and supervisors with enriched, evidence-based material that is relevant to their learners.

The online hub provides three distinct learning strategies appealing to different learning styles and promotes reflection. The three offerings include:

  • Interactive case discussions to enhance clinical reasoning skills and reinforce AO principles

  • Self-assessment options, like quizzes and tests, to identify personal knowledge gaps

  • Easy access to AO learning resources to help close knowledge gaps and expand on surgical knowledge

The aim of AO Trauma STaRT is to provide residents with a safe, highly interactive environment that provides feedback for learning and self-assessment.

To access AO Trauma STaRT on your desktop, laptop, or iPad, simply register at

Additionally, the AO Trauma STaRT brochure can be downloaded to share with hospital and colleagues:

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