Issue: May 2018
May 03, 2018
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Evidence Updates Course: Proximal femur fractures

Issue: May 2018
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The main objectives of this high-value generic educational program to be presented during the upcoming EFORT Congress in Barcelona are to cover key orthopaedic developments and to give attendees professional standard updates in a given anatomical area.

The Evidence Updates Course (EUC) provides therefore educational material in the form of generic and specific skills, broad knowledge and new concepts, combining best evidence with experiences learning to enhance professional practice and allow an easy review of some common conditions (eg, proximal humeral fractures) in a specific territory (eg, upper limb).

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Clinical case presentations raise the question, “What would you do?” to set the context for extensive exchange with the audience and drive the discussion toward the new concepts and procedures that have appeared in the last years for diagnosis and treatment of the proximal femur fractures.

Prof. Benjamin Bücking, deputy chair of the Working Group of Orthogeriatrics of the German Society of Trauma Surgery, will present an overview of the German Geriatric Fracture Program and its effects to enhance the summary of diagnosis and treatments for this specific type of trauma. At the end of the session, a best evidence review presentation will focus on anticoagulation and blood management, two important considerations to highlight.

The target audience for this scientific program consists of established orthopaedic practitioners wishing to update and maintain standards and orthopaedic surgeons in training who seek educational material at the level of an orthopaedic exit exam (EBOT or national).

Thursday 31 May 2018 | 08:00 – 12:15
Evidence Updates Course: Proximal Femur Fractures

Moderation: Ulrich Stöckle (Germany)

Proximal Femur Fractures: The Basics
Intracapsular Fractures: Fixation or Replacement? | Cecilia Rogmark (Sweden)
Intertrochanteric Fractures: Intramedullary or Extramedullary Fixation? | Jean-Christophe Bel (France)
Subtrochanteric Fractures: What Is Different? | Morten Schultz-Larsen (Denmark)

Proximal Femur Fractures: New Concepts & Treatments
Intracapsular Fractures: Concepts for Replacement | Cecilia Rogmark (Sweden)
Failed Osteosynthesis of Intertrochanteric Fractures: Revision or Replacement? | Morten Schultz-Larsen (Denmark)
Geriatric Fracture Program – What Is the Effect? | Benjamin Bücking (Germany)

Discussion on Clinical Cases

Best Evidence Review
Anticoagulation and Blood Management in Patients With Proximal Femur Fractures | Peter Giannoudis (United Kingdom)

The EUC is a paying session and pre-registration is mandatory. Attendance to the EUC is possible only if the participant is already registered for the congress. Young orthopaedic surgeons and residents in training are invited to visit our online registration platform to seize the opportunity to attend this complete overview of proximal femur fractures treatments. Remember to visit the 2018 Congress website regularly.