Basic Principles of Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery for DPMs

Basic Principles of Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery for DPMs
September 27-28, 2024

Redondo Beach, CA

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Basic Principles of Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery for DPMs is jointly provided by ACFAS and AO North America. 

Join us for evidence-based lectures, time in the AO skills lab, practical exercises, and small group discussions. Lectures will reinforce key information relevant to the topic discussed.  The AO Skills Lab will engage surgeons with hands-on learning of basic principles and practical know-how needed for live surgery.  Interactive case small group case discussions will help participants to understand decision-making, management skills, and potential pitfalls. In the practical exercises, participants will be trained in the application of fixation techniques applicable to the foot and ankle. 

Before attending the course, participants are expected to review a set of prerecorded lectures (available January 2024) and complete a self-assessment questionnaire and use resources such as the AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification Compendium at https://classification.aoeducation.org and AO SURGERY REFERENCE


Upon completion, participants should be able to: 

  • Discuss the concepts of stability, their influence on bone healing, and how to apply implants to achieve appropriate stability 
  • Plan treatment for metatarsal fractures, hallux valgus, and first MTP arthritis based on assessment, imaging, classification, and decision making 
  • Apply reduction techniques in fracture management with attention to the importance of the soft tissue 
  • Use appropriate fixation techniques to treat common pathologies of the foot and ankle including (peri) articular fractures 

$995        Resident
$1,300    Non-Resident

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has approved each of these activities for a maximum of 14.75 continuing education contact hours.

Basic Principles of Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery for DPMs is jointly provided by ACFAS and AO North America. 


Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina 
300 N. Harbor Drive 
Redondo Beach, CA
310-318-8888