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Course Description

The aim of the course is to provide a greater understanding of normal and pathological states of the athlete’s hip. The course will provide a complete overview of the evaluation, non-surgical treatment and surgical correction of the athlete’s hip in all compartments; central, peripheral, peri-trochanteric and posterior. Integration of clinical expertise from outstanding local and international faculty with the best available clinical evidence into the decision making process for patient care will be presented to address clinical challenges relevant to every day practice. The psychomotor skills portion of the course will provide attendees a clear rationale and practical treatment algorithms to address both simple and complex hip pathologies.

Course Chairs
Brian D. Busconi, MD
Marc R. Safran, MD


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe normal and pathologic hip kinematics in the athlete’s hip
• Describe and perform a complete physical exam, radiographic analysis, and then determine and identify non-operative and operative treatment plans
• Describe and perform the set up, portal placements, fluroscopic management, and techniques for repair and resection in hip preservation surgery
• Describe and perform arthroscopic and open hip preservation techniques in the central compartment (labral and articular, psoas and pincer pathology), and peripheral compartment (cam and capsular pathology)
• Explain how to construct a hip practice and direct rehabilitation 

Registration Information

Travel and Housing Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites (adjacent to the OLC) at a group rate of $115. Reservations may be made by calling (847) 692-3000 and asking for the AOSSM Hip Surgical Skills Course Room Block. You can also book directly online here. The reservation deadline is March 13, 2018. Rooms are until this date pending availability. Reservations after this date may be at a higher rate. Attendees are encouraged to book early.

Complimentary continental breakfast is served at the Hampton Inn and Suites. Dinner is provided on Friday and lunch on Saturday in the OLC.

Credit Information

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOSSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.