AO Alliance and Essity fill a neglected niche: nonoperative fracture care education

The Masterclass Webinar Series, Advances in Casting & Splinting, kicked off on May 16 with the first topic: Conservative Treatment of Fractures: Challenges & Tips for Everyday Cases.

The result of a collaboration between the AO Alliance and Essity, this timely virtual event was attended by 1,270 participants from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, as well as Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates.

Dr Devashis Barick (India) led the webinar as the speaker. Drs George Thomas (India), Ram K. Shah (Nepal) and Claude Martin jr. (Canada) contributed as panelists.

While there are many seminars on the surgical aspects of trauma and orthopedics, this webinar sought to highlight the importance of, and foster discussion on nonoperative methods of fracture treatment, which are prevalent in most low- and middle-income countries.

The presentation content along with the panel discussion were comprehensive and relevant, with many clinical case studies. Enthusiasm and engagement was evident from the number of questions and comments during the Q&A session.

The AO Alliance and Essity would like to thank all who have contributed to this webinar and made it a truly global event.


The next webinar, Novel Splinting Techniques in Extremity Injuries, will take place on May 23, from 1 to 2 pm India Standard Time (GMT + 5:30).A clinical case discussion to enhance the learning experience will be led by the panel.

Speaker: Olaf Kandt (Germany). Panelists: Dr Nandkishore S. Laud (India), Prof Dr Klaus Dresing (Germany) and Dr Rishi Bisht (Nepal).

Click here to register and view the webinar series schedule.