ASES 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.
PA/Surgical Assist: The discounted registration fee of $969 applies only to a PA/Surgical Assist who registers with their orthopaedic surgeon. A PA/Surgical Assist will work side-by-side with their orthopaedic surgeon during the hands-on skills labs.
Enhance your surgical skills for managing massive rotator cuff tears
This 2-day, hands-on course focuses on the latest techniques in the management of patients with massive rotator cuff tears. Learn a wide range of treatment options including arthroscopic repair, patch reconstructions, tendon transfers, and arthroplasty. You’ll spend the majority of the course in the cadaver lab practicing and refining these procedures and reviewing equipment applications as they relate to your practice.
Course highlights include:
· 70% hands-on lab time
· Each pair of registrants will have 2 cadaveric specimens — 1 for arthroscopic procedures, and 1 for open procedures — to enhance your learning experience!
· New this year! Learn and practice two additional muscle transfers: Pectoralis Major transfer, and Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer.
· Concomitant arthroscopic procedures treating the biceps and suprascapular nerve
· Alternative treatments including patch reconstruction and superior capsular reconstruction
· Arthroplasty in patients with non-repairable massive rotator cuff tears
· Strong concentration on the surgical techniques for conducting these procedures
Who should take this course?
Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine or shoulder and elbow, as well as general orthopaedic surgeons with an in interest in shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction.
At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
· Describe the techniques and perform arthroscopic repair of a massive rotator cuff tear, as well as concomitant arthroscopic procedures treating the biceps and suprascapular nerve.
· Perform alternative treatments such as patch reconstruction and superior capsular reconstruction for massive rotator cuff tears.
· Review the anatomy and perform tendon transfers as a salvage option for massive rotator cuff tears.
· Recognize the indications and demonstrate the surgical techniques for arthroplasty in patients with non-repairable massive rotator cuff tears.