RBH had organized the first AO workshop in Jaipur from December 11th to 12th, 2017 to address the vital principles of fracture management. The AO Craniomaxillofacial introductory seminar was conducted to impart training on the theoretical basis of operative treatment of Craniomaxillofacial fractures and their complications, with a brief outline of the state-of-the-art Craniomaxillofacial Osteosynthesis in Traumatology. The surgeons who deal with musculoskeletal head and neck disorders concerning trauma of the craniofacial skeleton participated in the workshop.
The agenda of the two days’ workshop comprised various sessions on general principles of AO, surgical approaches to mandible and midface fractures. These workshops are usually aimed at continuously setting standards in postgraduate medical education and to foster the sharing of medically guided expertise in a worldwide network of healthcare professionals to improve patient care in trauma or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
The workshop had helped surgeons become acclimatised with history and structure of the AO, biomechanics of the mandible and maxilla, familiar with surgical approaches and methods of treating fractures of the facial skeleton and understand the biology of bone healing and its role in fracture treatment, the importance of occlusion and management of Dentoalveolar trauma, the concepts of relative and absolute stability, and difference between load sharing and load bearing fixation, the diagnosis and management of complications of facial fractures.
Speaking on the occasion, Course Coordinator Dr. Sunil Arora, Senior consultant, Plastic Surgeon, RBH commented, “We are glad to have conducted this one of a kind workshop for surgeons to gain excellence in facial surgeries across the specialities. Our core tenet lies in providing the best of clinical care and excelling in our services. With the significant insights shared by our core faculty, it is a forward step, taken to resolve critical issues of AO fracture management.”