Orthogeriatrics

As the global population ages, the need for improved fragility fracture care grows. The AOTrauma curriculum follows a comprehensive approach addressing challenges of fracture care and orthogeriatric co-management.

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).

Christian Kammerlander

Christian Kammerlander (DE)

Term: 2016—2021

Emilio Fantin

Emilio Fantin (AR)

Term: 2017—2020

Markus Gosch

Markus Gosch (DE)

Term: 2017—2019


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

Curriculum events

AOTrauma Course—Fracture Care in Older Adults (16 hours – 2 days)

  • Module 1: Preoperative phase
  • Module 2: Operative phase
  • Module 3: Upper extremity
  • Module 4: Lower extremity
  • Module 5: Practical exercises
  • Module 6: Postoperative and rehabilitation phase
  • Module 7: Orthogeriatric co-management

Target audience

  • Practicing surgeons in orthopedic trauma, orthopedics, and general trauma
  • Geriatricians and other medicine physicians (eg, internal medicine, anesthesiology)
  • Residents/trainees (surgical and medical)

Resources

AOTrauma Orthogeriatrics App

Orthogers Mobile App

Discover this educational tool for health-care professionals managing older adults with fragility fractures.

Courses and webinars

Explore our database and search for events on fragility fracture care.
 

Journal: Geriatric Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Members only

Journal

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Journal (GOS).

Members only

AO Videos

Explore our AO Videos and look for orthogeriatrics videos.

Faculty only

Faculty center

Access additional resources for chairpersons and faculty.

Further resources

Access supplementary clinical summary documents and clinical practice tools.

Books

NEW: Osteoporotic Fracture Care—Medical and Surgical Management

Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis—Second Expanded Edition (Chapter 24 Fragility Fractures)

Periprosthetic Fracture Management (Chapter 3, section 3.1: Causes of and risk factors for periprosthetic fractures: Age)

Competencies

The education taskforce has identified the following competencies for this area of practice:

  1. Correctly fix fragility fractures as indicated
  2. Adapt treatment in line with aging
  3. Recognize comorbidities and polypharmacy
  4. Prevent, identify, and treat complications
  5. Address secondary prevention (osteoporosis, falls)
  6. Restore function early
  7. Apply the basic science of fixation and bone biology
  8. Initiate and comanage patient care with the healthcare team
  9. Build a system of care for fragility fractures
  10. Seek to restore and preserve functionality, independence, and quality of life

Contacts

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

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