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Traumaplasty: Arthroplasty Solutions for Common Problems Faced by the Orthopaedic Traumatologist

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Accreditation Statement: The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:  OTA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. To have the orthopedic trauma surgeon be aware of and consider arthroplasty options to geriatric lower extremity fractures.
  2. To delineate tips and tricks for using arthroplasty in the acute management of geriatric lower extremity fractures.
  3. To help the orthopedic trauma surgeon decide between fixation and arthroplasty in certain geriatric lower extremity fractures.


  • Moderator: Philip Kregor, MD
  • Scott Marston, MD
  • Erik Lund, MD 
  • Andrew Schmidt, MD, FIOTA

Original release date: 6/26/2024

Expiration date: 6/26/2027

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Statement of Need/Description/or Summary of Gap Analysis

There needs to be continued discussion bridging the gap between arthroplasty experts and orthopedic trauma surgeons. Often, because of call schedules, the orthopedic trauma surgeon is responsible of the acute geriatric fracture that may benefit from arthroplasty.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for members to participate in this activity. Non-members must pay $40. To participate in the activity, physicians will be required to take the following steps:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.
  • Participants who successfully complete the evaluation will receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


The Orthopaedic Trauma Association has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education requiring mitigation of all conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest must be identified in the activity syllabus and/or program.

In accordance with disclosure policies of OTA and the ACCME, every effort has been made to ensure all CME activities are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. These policies include complying with ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and mitigating all relevant conflicts of interest for all individuals in control of content.  

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated

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Disclaimer: The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the OTA.  In no event will the OTA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support for this activity

Philip Kregor (Moderator)


Scott Marston


Erik Lund


Andrew H. Schmidt



Traumaplasty: Arthroplasty solutions for common problems faced by the Orthopedic Traumatologist
06/26/2024 at 9:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/27/2024
06/26/2024 at 9:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/27/2024 Case-base discussion that will provide five cases in geriatric patients with fracture which may best be treated by arthroplasty: 1. Acute acetabular fracture addressed with immediate total hip arthroplasty 2. Acute femoral neck fracture treated with total hip arthroplasty 3. Complex, multi-fragmentary proximal femur fracture treated with revision total hip arthroplasty 4. Acute, complex distal supracondylar/intercondylar distal femur fracture treated with immediate distal femoral replacement total knee arthroplasty 5. Acute, split-depression tibial plateau fracture treated with total knee arthroplasty with metaphyseal augments.
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Up to 1.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.25 medical credits available  |  Certificate available