Course Directors: Jay D. Keener, MD & Robert Z. Tashjian, MD
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The complexity of reverse shoulder arthroplasty has increased as implant options and indications have expanded. Understanding how and when to use a reverse shoulder arthroplasty in simple and complex cases can be challenging. The latarjet procedure has gained wider acceptance as a preferred stabilization surgery; however, complications exist and technical pearls to optimize outcomes and minimize complications are important.
This comprehensive, hands-on skills course provides answers to these questions through a dynamic mix of hands-on practice in the cadaver lab, faculty surgical demonstrations, informative lectures, panel discussions, case debates, and one-on-one time with nationally and internationally-recognized faculty.
Course highlights include:
• The indications and potential benefits of Latarjet vs. open stabilization
• Technical pearls for getting the Latarjet “just right”
• The role of tendon transfers with reverse shoulder arthroplasty
• The expanding indications for reverse shoulder arthroplasty including revision surgeries with technical surgical pearls
• Point-counterpoint presentations and debates including:
o Open Bankart with Capsular Shift vs. Latarjet
o Medial vs. lateral glenosphere offset reverse system
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
• Identify surgical indications and contraindications for reverse total shoulder replacement
• Recognize the theoretical benefits of a medial versus lateral glenosphere center for reverse shoulder arthroplasty and the relative indications for each implant type
• Review the indications and surgical implant options for successful augmentation of bony glenoid deficiency in the setting of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
• Describe the surgical indications and technical pearls for conversion of a failed shoulder arthroplasty to a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
• Identify the surgical indications and contraindications for the Latarjet procedure
• Determine the biomechanical rationale and mechanisms of stability augmentation of the Latarjet procedure
• Evaluate the options for the management of the subscapularis and options for graft placement for the Latarjet procedure
• Recognize the theoretical benefits and basic surgical technique of the arthroscopic Latarjet procedure
• Identify the proper surgical indications for open anterior soft tissue stabilization of the shoulder.
• Recognize the variable surgical management options for the subscapularis and anterior capsular shift when performing an open soft tissue shoulder stabilization.