Course Description


The aim of the course is to provide a greater understanding of lower limb alignment and how this may be altered to improve patient function for a variety of knee conditions; from cartilage and meniscal injury, to ligament deficiency and finally osteoarthritis. The course will demystify the technique of realignment osteotomy, providing attendees with a clear rationale and practical treatment algorithm to address simple and complex knee pathologies.

Course Chairs
Elizabeth A. Arendt MD
Alan M. Getgood MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Robert F. LaPrade MD, PhD

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

•  Describe the indications and surgical techniques for realignment osteotomy of the knee, including proximal tibia, distal femur and patellofemoral 
•  Describe the indications and surgical techniques for biplanar, coronal and sagittal plane osteotomies to treat ligament instability (e.g. ACL, PCL, MCL, posterolateral corner) 
•  Become proficient in the pre-operative planning of deformity correction pertaining to the knee 


Registration Information



Housing Information


A block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites (adjacent to the Orthopaedic Learning Center) at a group rate of $139. Reservations may be made online or by calling (847) 692-3000 and asking for the AOSSM Osteotomies Course Room Block. The reservation deadline is March 13, 2019. Reservations after this date may be at a higher rate. Attendees are encouraged to book early. 

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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 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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