Directors: Scott M. Sporer, MD, John M. Keggi, MD & Hany S. Bedair, 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."
AAHKS/The Hip Society members are eligible to receive the special AAOS member price. This offer is exclusively available by contacting AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726.
Explore current approaches to primary and revision hip arthroplasty
This intensive, hands-on surgical skills course provides a current approach to preoperative planning and execution of both primary and revision hip arthroplasty. Enhance your surgical skills and learn the latest techniques in hip reconstruction in a unique lab setting with small-group cadaveric sessions. Highlights include decision-making for managing postoperative problems, including fracture, dislocation, infection and algorithms for identifying adverse local tissue reactions.
Course highlights include:
• Preoperative patient optimization
• Matching patient characteristics with implant design choices and optimizing bearing options
• Small group case discussions
• Discussion and demonstration of various surgical approaches including direct anterior (with and without specialized tables), direct lateral, and posterior hip approaches
• Surgical approaches including osteotomies of the femur to facilitate exposure and component implantation
• Planning for outpatient THA
Who should take this course?
Orthopaedic surgeons looking for an update on surgical techniques, as well as those who might benefit from surgical tips and pearls to avoid problems in hip arthroplasty.
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
• Complete thorough preoperative planning for primary total hip arthroplasty including preoperative medical optimization, stem designs, fixation options and bearing surfaces
• Determine approach options for primary THR including direct anterior, anterolateral and posterior approach to the hip joint
• Improve skills used to perform an extensile approach for revision THR
• Identify and manage complications following hip arthroplasty including fracture, infection, dislocation, and adverse local reaction
• Manage the extent of bone loss and deformity in revision hip surgery
• Formulate strategies for management of the defects on both the femur and acetabulum