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AAOS/ASES Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Techniques to Master for the Next Decade


Updated March 18, 2020

Based on the latest CDC guidance for large events and mass gatherings, AAOS has made the difficult decision to cancel this course. The health, safety and well-being of the AAOS global community is our highest priority.

If you registered for this event, your cancellation will be automatically processed, and fees will be refunded. For additional details, view the cancellation FAQs. Please contact AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726 with further questions.

Thank you for your commitment to AAOS and our field, to your patients and to your communities. We hope to see you at AAOS CME courses in the future.  


New Decade. Advanced Solutions.
Optimize your surgical skills and learn new techniques

Spend two days practicing contemporary surgical techniques for the management of massive rotator cuff tears. Expert faculty lead you through numerous procedures using cutting-edge instruments and devices.

Techniques covered include complex cuff repair, patch augmentation, superior capsular reconstruction, tendon transfers and reverse arthroplasty. Go beyond the procedures with engaging lectures on rehabilitation, complications, value and practice management. 

The majority of the course takes place in the cadaver lab practicing and refining these procedures and reviewing equipment applications as they relate to your practice. Outside the lab, enjoy a dynamic blend of debates, surgical demonstration videos, and small group sessions to discuss interesting cases, including your own challenges, with peers and faculty.

Course Directors



Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine 
Rochester, MN



Thomas R. Duquin, MD
Jacobs School of Medicine University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Registration Fees


AAOS Member, Candidate Member, Associate Member,
International Member, Emeritus Member

Resident, Post-Residency in Fellowship, U.S. Military 

PA Member


Nonmember Orthopaedic Surgeon

Nonmember PA

Add the Course Recording for Only $199!

Supplement your notes, hear it all again for improved retention, and earn 8 additonal CME! This self-directed web-based program lets you engage at your convenience across your devices.

Select the "Course Plus OnDemand Access" option during registration. Product will be available 4 - 6 weeks following the course.