Hand and wrist

Hand and wrist injuries constitute a substantial part of all treated injuries. AO Trauma's hand and wrist education taskforce has defined competencies relevant to your practice needs and is working on a comprehensive curriculum.

Hand and wrist education taskforce

The hand and wrist education taskforce is a group of experts who build and continuously improve our educational program. It consists of three international program editors (IPEs).

Sudhir Warrier

Sudhir Warrier (IN)

Term: 2017—2022

Terry Axelrod

Terry S Axelrod (US)

Term: 2019—2021

Ahmed Syed Kamran

Ahmed Syed Kamran (PK)

Term: 2021–2023

See a full list of all regional program contributors and past international program editors.

Target audiences

Hand and wrist specialists early in their career

Generalists (orthopedics) spending about 20 percent of their time on trauma (including community surgeons)

Hand and wrist experts

Trauma surgeons



  1. Perform pre-treatment assessment including physical examination, patient history including comorbidities
  2. Order and interpret imaging, classify skeletal and soft-tissue injury
  3. Decide on appropriate treatment based on skillset and available resources
  4. Apply the necessary soft-tissue repair techniques
  5. Correct any skeletal deformity and apply appropriate internal or external stabilization using the instruments and tools correctly
  6. Evaluate and address unexpected outcomes
  7. Develop and implement a rehabilitation and follow-up plan

What does competency-based curriculum development mean?

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To address feedback or questions to this education taskforce, email the Curriculum Development Manager Sandipan Chatterjee or templates@aotrauma.org.

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