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5th AO Trauma Course – Principles in Operative Fracture Management

Over the past 5 years, AO {Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesefragen-Association for Osteosynthesis / Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (ASIF)} Courses have been held in the country as a joint project of the Department of Health, The Philippine Orthopedic Center, The Philippine Orthopedic Association and the AO Foundation Education with the objective of upgrading musculoskeletal healthcare through the use of modern concepts of operative fracture management. This 3-day course consists of a series of lectures, practical saw-bones work shops and interactive small group discussions.
AO Foundation is a a Swiss-based international group founded more than 50 years ago that run courses of such nature all over the world with the said objectives, including research in fracture biology and orthopedic implants technology, documentation and classification as well as education through courses and fellowship training programs. They have conducted 4 previous courses since 1996 and the last one was held last year at the St. Luke’s College of Medicine.

This year, they will be conducting once again another course – The 5th AO Trauma Course – Principles In Operatinve Fracture Management on April 30-May 3,2010. This is another historic milestone as it will be held in Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City, the first time they will be having such a course outsite of the Metro-Manila area.

This course make use of specialized high-technology operative equipment and saw bones and implants that will be imported and subsequently exported back to the AO Asia-Pacific Office in Hong Kong. As in lasat year’s course, it’s early and trouble-free movement, both ingress and exit, is vital to the Course’s success.

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