Orthogeriatrics education taskforce
The Orthogeriatrics education taskforce is a group of experts who build and continuously improve our educational program. It consists of three international program editors (IPEs).
Event defined in the curriculum
AO Trauma Course—Operative Fragility Fracture Managment (with anatomical specimen)
Practicing surgeons in orthopedic trauma, orthopedics, and general trauma
Geriatricians and other medicine physicians (eg, internal medicine, anesthesiology)
Residents/trainees (surgical and medical)
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The education taskforce has identified the following competencies for this area of practice:
- Correctly fix fragility fractures as indicated
- Adapt treatment in line with aging
- Recognize comorbidities and polypharmacy
- Prevent, identify, and treat complications
- Address secondary prevention (osteoporosis, falls)
- Restore function early
- Apply the basic science of fixation and bone biology
- Initiate and comanage patient care with the healthcare team
- Build a system of care for fragility fractures
- Seek to restore and preserve functionality, independence, and quality of life
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