Shoulder and Elbow

Journals & News


December 2016
Biologic and Synthetic Grafts in the Reconstruction of Large to Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
Robert J. Gillespie, MD; Derrick M. Knapik, MD; Ozan Akkus, PhD


October 2016
Shoulder Instability
Matthew T. Provencher, MD; Kyle P. Lavery, MD; George Sanchez, BS; Petar Golijanin, BS


August 2016
Improving Shoulder Orthopaedics in Romania

Courses & Webinars

AAOS/ASES Management of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Repair to Replacement

September 15-16
Rosemont, IL

George S. Athwal, MD and
Derek J. Cuff, MD


This hands on course examines the various treatment options for the management of patients with massive rotator cuff tears including arthroscopic repair, patch reconstructions, tendon transfers and arthroplasty

Orthopaedic Video Theater

Subscribe to Orthopaedic Video Theater for unlimited access to nearly 600 orthopaedic surgical videos. 

  • Peer-reviewed
  • High-quality
  • Non-biased

OVT is available on the AAOS Access App which features quick searches, download capability, and streamlined access to the video collections.



2017 Shoulder and Elbow Self-Assessment Examination

Lynn A. Crosby, MD

Deepen your knowledge of shoulder and elbow with the NEW 2017 Self-Assessment Examination. Up to 10 CME credits/100 multiple-choice questions


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Evidence-based Medicine

AAOS provides easy access to up-to-date treatment guidelines and appropriate use criteria.

Management of Rotator Cuff Problems
Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis

Learn more about evidence-based medicine at OrthoGuidelines Access guidelines anywhere, anytime using our free mobile app  

Print Books and eBooks

Advanced Reconstruction: Elbow 2

David Ring, MD, PhD, and Scott Steinmann, MD

Developed in collaboration with the ASES.   

Techniques from more than 35 leading surgeons, including 30+ surgical challenges. Available as print and eBook.


Annual Meeting 2018

March 6 – 10, 2018
Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Annual Meeting

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For Your Patients

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Volunteer Opportunities

Explore the many  volunteer opportunities  available at AAOS. 

Members who volunteer their time and energy to education programs at AAOS and other orthopaedic organizations can be recognized through the  Education Achievement Awards Program.