Course Directors: R. Michael Meneghini, MD and Brett R. Levine, MD
AVAILABLE FOR WAITLIST! Please call the AAOS Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 626-6726 (US and Canada) Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM CST or email firstname.lastname@example.org. to be added to the course waitlist.
Course Location: OLC Education and Conference
9400 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL, 60018
NOTE: Limited to orthopaedic residents in a North American residency programs.
A $250 no show/late cancellation fee will be charged for any preregistered resident who fails to attend the course or does not cancel the registration at least 7 days in advance of course date.
Residents – Expand your surgical skills for hip and knee arthroplasty!
Build your surgical skills leading to proficiency at hip and knee arthroplasty in this free interactive skills course designed exclusively for orthopaedic residents! Spend the majority of your time practicing bone cuts, correct ligament balancing for TKA, determining correct implant sizing and restoring biomechanics in THA, and more!
Work on anatomical specimens under the guidance of expert faculty. Panel discussions and faculty-led small group interactions round out your skills lab experience.
Course highlights include:
• Preoperative planning and templating for hip and knee arthroplasty procedures
• The rationale behind and the surgical skills needed to:
– Monitor and reproduce leg lengths in THA
– Monitor and improve hip stability during THA
– Release soft-tissues to obtain appropriate limb and implant alignment during TKA
– Maximize motion following TKA
• Optional 4-hour lab devoted to surgical tools for arthroplasty
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to
• Identify the surgical anatomy as it relates to arthroplasty of the hip and knee
• Combine clinical and radiographic information in pre-operative templating of hip and knee Arthroplasty
• Practice exposure of the hip and knee with a variety of approaches
• Formulate strategies for intraoperative decision-making for releasing contractures, maximizing motion and retaining stability of the Arthroplasty
• Manage and avoid postoperative complications following arthroplasty