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AOTrauma Seminar - Geriatric Trauma and Aging Bone

Published: April 17, 2013

Dr. Mohit Bhandari travelled to Aachen, Germany for the AOTrauma seminar, "Geriatric Trauma and Aging Bone" from April 12 - 13. This course addressed pre- and perioperative management of multimorbid patients and current treatment options for fragility fractures. The latest evidence on the comprehensive management of the elderly fracture patient as well as new technologies for exchanging medical data (Telemedicine) was presented. Key aspects of the seminar included the formation and certification of geriatric centers and the collaboration of geriatric medicine and orthopedic and trauma surgery.

Dr. Bhandari’s keynote lecture focused on the “Evidence-Based Knowledge in Fragility Fractures” With a focus on understanding and acquiring the best evidence. Using the FAITH and HIP-ATTACK Trials as key examples, Dr. Bhandari called for “better evidence in the field” and “international collaboration sites across Germany towards answering questions of global importance".


Dr. Bhandari with renowned international guest faculty for the Fragility Fracture Symposium including

1. Chris Pape - Course Chair, Aachen, Germany, who is known for his work in polytrauma and Damage Control Orthopaedics
2. Prof. Dr. Georg Duda - Director of the Julius Wolff Institute and Professor for Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration, Charite Hospital, Berlin
3. Prof. Dr. med. Hans - Jörg Oestern - Celle, Germany, who has written several seminal works including his work with Harold Tscherne on the Oestern and Tscherne classification for closed fractures.
4. Dr. Daniel Altman - Listed among the top orthopaedic surgeons in Pittsburgh, PA

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