Relax with a video at Multimedia Education Center

Take a break from the bustle of the Annual Meeting—and enjoy the best in orthopaedic video education—by relaxing at the Multi-media Education Center (MEC), located in Academy Hall, Sails Pavilion.

Open today and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the MEC includes a Featured Presentation Theatre that brings authors and participants together for engaging interactive discussions, and individual viewing stations enable you to focus on specific topics. Look for the Featured Presentation Theatre schedule each day in The Daily Edition; all sessions are free and open to all.

With 23 viewing stations, this year’s MEC gives attendees front-row seats for the very best in orthopaedic education. The 2011 award-winning instructional videos are featured at Stations 1–4.

Stations 5–23 include new video and multimedia programs, grouped by anatomic area—adult reconstruction/hip (5–7); adult reconstruction/knee (8–10); foot and ankle (11); hand and wrist (12); pediatrics (13–14); shoulder and elbow (15–18); spine (19); sports medicine/arthroscopy (20–21); trauma (22); and tumors & metabolic disease (23).

Each station features two or more videos on similar topics. If you have the time, you can view different approaches to the same problem, learn how different surgeons perform the same procedure, or get an overview of several aspects of the same condition.

Award-winning multimedia
The four award-winning programs were selected by the Multimedia Education Center Subcommittee, chaired by Kevin D. Plancher, MD, based on their high production values, technical quality, educational merit, and clinical relevance.

This year’s outstanding programs are as follows:

A Modified Approach to Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy Maintaining Rectus-Femoris Tendon Insertion by Joaquin Lara, MD; Luis Emilio Moya, MD; Juanjose Valderrama, MD; Javier Besomi, MD; Dante Parodi, MD; and Pablo Villavicencio, MD.

Medial Plantar Release in Nonreducible Congenital Equinovarus Foot by Cesare Faldini, MD; Francesco Acri, MD; Stavroula Pagkrati, MD; Maria Teresa Miscione, MD; Francesco Traina, MD; and Sandro Giannini, MD.

Scapulothoracic Fusion: Indications, Technique, and Outcome by Jon J.P. Warner, MD; Jessica Wells, BA; Danny Goel, MD; James Romanowski, MD; Ifedayo Kuye, BA; and Laurence D. Higgins, MD.

Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction by Davide E. Bonasia, MD; Roberto Rossi, MD; Brian R. Wolf, MD; and Annunziato Amendola, MD.