The AO Foundation Course—Soft Tissue Management teaches the principles and current standards in the treatment of soft-tissue injuries, deformities, and scars both in isolation and as they relate to the management of skeletal trauma. It addresses patient problems such as methods of bleeding control, adequate debridement, prevention of surgical-site infection, as well as management of soft-tissue defects and scars. This multidisciplinary event offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts across clinical divisions, and to share best-practices in the field of soft tissue management.
This 2-day educational event comprises lectures, case-based presentations, and small group discussions. In addition, a half-day anatomical lab session (with animal models) will give participants the opportunity to advance their hands-on surgical skills. The course is built using a modular structure and designed to make it highly interactive. The soft-tissue management topics addressed are acute wounds, as well as wounds undergoing delayed healing and non-healing wounds (chronic wounds), as well as soft-tissue deformities & scars.