Course Directors: Theodore Ganley, MD and Phillip L. Wilson, MD
"Bring your PA for a unique opportunity to work together and strengthen your performance as a team! PAs can attend lectures, view surgical demonstrations, and observe in the lab. Please note: PAs must register with an orthopaedic surgeon by calling AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726 and providing the name of the surgeon that is registered for the course."
Gain confidence and skills in managing pediatric and adolescent injuries that occur on and off the playing field!
Build your surgical skills and gain valuable hands-on training for sports and traumatic injuries in children and adolescents. Young athletes require special care due to their uniquely growing skeleton. In this intensive surgical skills course, you’ll learn to manage sports injuries including ACL tears, elbow osteochondritis, and patellofemoral problems, as well as minimally-invasive treatment methods for trauma injuries including complex femur and elbow fractures.
Course highlights include:
Hot Topics – Pediatric ACL, elbow fractures, elbow arthroscopy, femur fractures, patellofemoral reconstruction, anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction
Panel Discussions and Debates – Graft selection for MPFL, ACL, ALL reconstruction, and plate vs. intramedullary fixation for femur fractures
New! Pre-course webinars – Attend surgical technique lectures via webinars ahead of the course to maximize on-site, hands-on training
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
• Assess patients with pediatric sports injuries and formulate a treatment plan
• Become facile in minimally invasive and arthroscopic methods to treat common sports related joint injuries in the pediatric athlete.
• Manage surgical complications in pediatric sports injuries and learn how to avoid them.
• Indicate appropriate methods of treatment (with a focus on minimally invasive methods) in pediatric fractures and dislocations.
• Learn methods to reduce and stabilize fractures of long bones and articular fracture/dislocations in children and adolescents.