Managing challenging fractures – biology and biomechanics! A case-based presentation

Speaker: Sandra Corr

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Managing challenging fractures – biology and biomechanics! A case-based presentation


This webinar will present a logical and case-based approach to managing challenging fractures. Challenging fractures include those with comminution of fragments / multiple fractures at different levels of bone / loss of bone; that are open or have severely damaged soft tissues; have involvement of an articular surface, or are associated with joint dislocation.

Delegates will revisit the biological principles of managing simple and complex fractures, and learn about the biomechanical considerations in non-reconstructable fractures treated with ‘biological’ fixation. An overview will be provided of the techniques and implants used to manage complex fractures, and a strategic approach to planning fracture repair will be described and discussed.

Delegates will be challenged to anticipate potential problems in managing specific fractures, and a strategy for recognising and managing a variety of complications will be presented.

 

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, delegates should be able to:

  1. Understand the different biological and mechanical demands of simple and complex fractures
  2. Apply the fracture patient assessment score (FPAS)
  3. Formulate plans, and anticipate challenges in managing complex fractures
  4. Develop strategies for managing complications