AORecon Course – Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty September 13 – 14, 2019, Targu Mures, Romania

Dear participant,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our principles course that offers newly certified surgeons a training on the key principles of primary hip and knee arthroplasty. Over the program’s two days, renowned expert surgeons will lead interactive discussion groups and instructional lectures and deliver technical know-how in practical exercises to develop your decision-making competency. Your current level of knowledge, attitudes, and skills will be challenged throughout the course. The best-in-class curriculum and faculty will provide you a memorable learning experience that will remain with you for a lifetime. We hope that you will immediately integrate these insights into your daily practice, in order to reach our shared goal: to improve patient care through surgical excellence.

Yours sincerely,

  • Norbert P. Haas AORecon Steering Board
  • Carsten Perka AORecon Education Forum


Goal of the event The AORecon Course

Principles of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty teaches fundamental principles and current concepts in the treatment of patients with a need for primary arthroplasty in the hip and knee. This course is the initial step along the path of lifelong learning in the area of joint arthroplasty. Based on a patient-centered approach this course focuses on the key principles of primary arthroplasty.

Target audience

This course is targeted at newly certified orthopedic surgeons and advanced orthopedic surgical trainees

Learning objectives

At the end of the event, the participants will be able to: • Describe a systematic assessment including clinical evaluation • Identify patient’s reconstructive surgery needs • Adopt a patient-centered approach • Anticipate, recognize, and stratify potential complications • Describe and discuss safe and effective procedures for primary arthroplasty • Discuss the management of early and late problems or complications • Communicate and facilitate a multidisciplinary teambased approach • Apply best practice to optimize and document patient outcomes

Event description

This course is modular in structure and highly interactive. Short, evidence-based lectures cover the key information required. Moderated case discussions in small groups will expand on each topic and help participants to develop decision-making and surgical management skills. Participants will practice templating and have the opportunity to share their experience with peers and international faculty. All factors related to achieving the best possible outcomes in primary arthroplasty will be covered.

Chairpersons: Karl Stoffel Basel, Switzerland and Bataga Tiberiu Târgu Mures, Romania

International and Regional Faculty Sujith Konan London, England Simon Kovač Valdoltra, Slovenia

National Faculty Andor Bogdan Timisoara, Gabriel Dinu Bucharest, Jenel Patrascu Timisoara, Vlad Predescu Bucharest, Radu Prejbeanu Timisoara, Sef de lucrari Russu Octav Târgu Mureș

Daily schedule can be consulted HERE


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