All webinars from the American Journal of Sports Medicine are captured and available to view after the live event. Please note, you can only earn CME credit if you register and view the live webinar, and complete the accompanying post-test. 

Past Webinars

December 2021 Webinar
"The Treatment of Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: Is Superior Capsule Reconstruction the Answer?"
Moderator Thomas Kremen, MD, and author Alison Toth, MD, with John Kelly IV, MD, Clara Azevedo, MD, and John T. Tokish, MD, discuss irreparable rotator cuff tears. How can we optimize the treatment irreparable rotator cuff tears? Is superior capsule reconstruction the answer? Large, retracted rotator cuff tears are common problem encountered by orthopaedic surgeons who treat shoulder injuries.

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September 2021 Webinar
Patellar Tendon Repair
Moderator Mary K. Mulcahey, MD, and authors Raffy Mirzayan, MD, and Jonathan Dickens, MD, along with Chuck Bush-Joseph, MD, and Laith Jazrawi, MD, discuss patellar tendon repair. What are the indications as well as pros and cons of using anchors vs transosseous tunnels for patellar tendon repair? What are the common risk factors for patellar tendon rupture and repair failure? What are the key components of rehabilitation following patellar tendon repair? What is the rate of return to work/play following patellar tendon repair? What are the special considerations in the setting of a revision patellar tendon repair? How is postoperative rehab modified following revision repair

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March 2021 Webinar
"Biceps Tenodesis for Superior Labrum Anterior-Posterior Tear in the Overhead Athlete."
Moderator Xinning Li, MD, and author Gregory Cvetanovich, MD, are joined by a panel consisting of Anthony Romeo, MD, Stephen O'Brien, MD, and Brian Werner, MD to discuss treatment of SLAP lesions in overhead and non-overhead athletes. What is the outcome of the SLAP repair in overhead and non-overhead athletes? The history and evolution of the biceps anchor labrum complex. Who is considered an overhead athlete? Should biceps tenodesis be the primary surgery for overhead athletes with SLAP tears? If we do a bicep tenodesis, where should we put it (supra pectoral vs sub pectoral)? Do nonoperative or biologics treatments work for SLAP tears?

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October 2020 Webinar
"Shorter Storage Time Is Strongly Associated With Improved Graft Survivorship at 5 Years After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation."

Moderator Kristofer Jones, MD, and author Andreas Gomoll, MD, will be joined by a panel consisting of Riley Williams, MD and Aaron Krych, MD, to discuss technological and biological advancements in treating focal cartilage defects. Focal cartilage defects of the knee are common and continue to present clinical challenges despite technological and biological advancements. How should we approach the management of cartilage defects in 2020? Is there an ideal treatment algorithm or should we be utilizing a more individualized patient-centered approach? Is microfracture still considered the “gold-standard”? When should concomitant procedures such as knee osteotomy or meniscus allograft transplantation be considered? Are there different treatment considerations for the high-demand athlete? These and other questions are discussed in this virtual event.

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June 2020 Webinar

"Are Patients Who Undergo the Latarjet Procedure Ready to Return to Play at 6 Months? A Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Shoulder Group Cohort Study."

Moderator Knut Beitzel, MD, and author Eric C. McCarty, MD, are joined by a panel consisting of Robert A. Arciero, MD; Ann Cools, PT, PhD; and Geoffroy Nourissat, MD, to discuss decision making for return to play after shoulder instability from an international perspective. Return to play decisions are still an enormous challenge for shoulder surgeons. What did we learn and what do we know in 2020? When is it safe to return to play and how can we structure the process of getting the athlete back in the game? Is there a difference for Latarjet vs. arthroscopic or open Bankart? What are the optimal testing methods to measure when an athlete is ready? These and other questions will be discussed in this virtual event.

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April 2020 Webinar

"How Much Time Is Needed Between Serial ‘Return to Play’ Assessments to Achieve Clinically Important Strength Gains in Patients Recovering From Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?"

Moderator Kate E. Webster, PhD, and authors Joe M. Hart, PhD, ATC, and Stephan G. Bodkin, MEd, ATC, are joined by Julian A. Feller, FRACS, to discuss return to play after ACL reconstruction. Decisions for return to play are complicated, with pass rates for return-to-play evaluations low after ACL reconstruction. How long after surgery should patients be tested to see clinically meaningful improvements? Can such testing inform us of whether our athletes are capable to return to play? Can they also be used to assess safety? Can we apply primary prevention knowledge to secondary prevention?

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June 2019 Webinar
"Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for Patellar Instability Regardless of Tibial Tubercle–Trochlear Groove Distance and Patellar Height"

June 18, 2019

Moderated by Dr. John Fulkerson, MD, this webinar features Dr. Beth Shubin Stein, MD, discussing her article "Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for Patellar Instability Regardless of Tibial Tubercle–Trochlear Groove Distance and Patellar Height: Outcomes at 1 and 2 Years." Lateral patellar dislocations are a common problem seen by orthopaedic surgeons. If the patient fails nonoperative treatment, several surgical options exist to treat patellar instability, including an isolated MPFL reconstruction, tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO), and other concomitant bony procedures. While results following MPFL reconstruction and TTO are often successful, future studies are needed to determine which patients would do well with an isolated MPFL reconstruction and which would benefit from a concomitant TTO. Join us as we discuss 1- and 2-year outcomes of patients following isolated MPFL reconstruction performed for patellar instability regardless of patellar height, tibial tubercle–trochlear groove distance (TT-TG), or trochlear dysplasia.

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December 2018 Webinar
"Double-Bundle Versus Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction"

December 13, 2018

This webinar, moderated by Freddie Fu, MD features Dr. Sally Järvelä, MD, PhD discussing the AJSM Hughston Award–winning paper, “Double-Bundle Versus Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Study With 10-Year Results.” Short-term follow-up comparing double-bundle and single-bundle ACL reconstructive techniques are well known; however, there is minimal long-term follow-up comparing these two techniques. Join us as we discuss Dr. Järvelä’s prospective randomized clinical study on long-term outcomes for these two ACL reconstruction techniques.

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Spring 2018 Webinar

"Predictors of Clinical Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopy: A Prospective Analysis of 1038 Patients With 2-Year Follow-up"

May 22, 2018

This webinar, moderated by Femi Ayeni, MD, PhD, FRCSC features Benjamin Domb, MD, discussing his article “Predictors of Clinical Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopy: A Prospective Analysis of 1038 Patients With 2-Year Follow-up.” As hip arthroscopy has expanded in popularity and volume, there has been an increased need to explain and illuminate indications for the procedure, as well as its predictive factors of clinical outcomes. This study prospectively evaluated clinical outcomes of the procedure while analyzing the largest cohort of hip arthroscopies to date to identify predictive factors of improvement. Join us as we discuss ways to evaluate these predictive factors, which may help the clinician in determining prognosis and operative indications for hip arthroscopy.

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Fall 2017 Webinar
"Comparable Outcomes After Bucket-Handle Meniscal Repair and Vertical Meniscal Repair"

November 14, 2017

The webinar, moderated by Dr. Alan Getgood, MPhil, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth), will feature Dr. Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, discussing his article “Comparable Outcomes After Bucket-Handle Meniscal Repair and Vertical Meniscal Repair Can Be Achieved at a Minimum 2 Years’ Follow-up”. Meniscal tears can lead to significant pain and disability, necessitating surgical treatment. Repair of bucket-handle tears can be particularly challenging, and this cohort study focuses on the outcomes of bucket-handle tear repair as compared with those of a nondisplaced vertical meniscal tear repair with a minimum of two years’ follow-up. Join us as we discuss Dr. LaPrade’s repair method using an inside-out technique to yield improved results and low failure rates.

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Summer 2017 Webinar
"All-Inside, All-Epiphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Athletes"

June 6, 2017

Moderated by Alfred Atanda, MD, this webinar features Frank Cordasco, MD, MS, discussing his article “All-Inside, All-Epiphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Athletes: Return to Sport, Incidence of Second Surgery, and 2-Year Clinical Outcomes.” ACL injuries in skeletally immature athletes are increasing, and this case series focuses on the return to  sport and incidence of second surgery among a cohort of athletes with 3 to 6 years of remaining growth. Join us as we discuss Dr. Cordasco’s reconstruction technique and outcomes utilizing the all-inside, all-epiphyseal approach with hamstring autograft.

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