Fracture Fixation

Summary

The practical sessions covered in this course range from the application of simple screws and plates to complex fixation of fractures using k-wires, tension band wiring and intramedullary nailing. There is a strong practical element to this course, with sharing of tips and techniques using simulated joints and up-to-date artificial joints.

This course is suitable for SHOs and registrars in trauma and orthopaedic surgery (mid-level course).

Faculty: Mr Brendan O’Daly, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin; Ms Leonie Heskin

Learning objectives

  • Appreciate the decision-making behind patient selection for joint replacement.
  • Discuss operative options with your patient.
  • Greater knowledge of the features of specific replacement joints of the hip and knee.
  • Understand the biomechanics behind the types of replacement joints.
  • Have more confidence in assisting and placing a lower limb joint replacement.