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Surgical Skills Course: Management of the Athlete’s Knee

  • OLC Education & Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois
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    • Live Meeting
    • Includes CME Credits

Cutting Edge Strategies to Keep Your Patients Active and In the Game

AOSSM and The FORUM are happy to announce that we will be having a joint surgical skills course focusing on knee.

Learn the latest techniques and explore controversies that you face daily when treating your patients. This blended learning course is dedicated to improving surgical skills as well as exposing you to new techniques. This course is perfect for orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons at all career stages keen to learn the most up-to-date techniques, pearls, and research from leading orthopaedic surgeons.

The blended learning structure eliminates the all-day Friday coursework and provides pre-recorded lecture presentations accessible prior to the course to give you the freedom to review the content at your own pace. Friday will feature technique talks and case discussions. Saturday, roll up your sleeves and enjoy the full day of hands-on skills training in the cadaver lab, where you will sharpen your surgical skills. in Meniscus, ACL, Chonndral procedures, MPFL/MQFL and more.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand indications and treatment options for
    • Meniscus tears and ramp lesions, simple to complex
    • OCD lesions and chondral pathology
    • ACL pathologies, including tibial spine avulsions and ACL tears in skeletally immature athletes
    • Patellofemoral instability and overload
  • Understand the context of specific sports and level of involvement, as well as best practices for return to play

Schedule Highlights

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete: Meniscus
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete: Cartilage
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete: PF Instability and ACL
  • The “Mature” Athlete: Joint Preservation
  • Evidence-Based Case Discussions
  • Full day of Lab techniques include:
    • Meniscus – root, radial, ramp, inside-out, outside-in, all-inside
    • ACL – quad tendon harvest and preparation, internal brace, ACL repair/BEAR, ALL/LET
    • MPFL reconstruction
    • Chondral procedures – MACI, osteochondral plugs, BioUni, BioCart
    • Osteotomy – DFO, HTO, TTO

Registration Information

Registration Fees

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Risk Free Registration Policy

AOSSM fully recognizes that every individual’s situation is changing daily, and our goal is to make your decision to register in advance as simple as possible. Once registered, if you’re still not able to attend the meeting, full refunds will be available if you cancel prior to October 18, 2022, by sending a written request to [email protected] After October 18, there will be a $150.00 processing fee.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O’Hare at a group rate of $119. Reservations may be made by calling 847.692.3000 and asking for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine room block. You can also book directly online. The reservation deadline is October 21, 2022. Room rates are until this date pending availability. Reservations after this date may be at a higher rate. Attendees are encouraged to book early.

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CME 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 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Meeting Details

Course Schedule

Friday, November 18

2:00 – 3:00pmRegistration
3:00 – 3:20pmWelcome and Course Overview
3:20 - 4:20pm

The Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete: Meniscus/Cartilage

3:20 – 3:30pmThe Complex Meniscus: Roots and Radials and Ramps, Oh My!

Nicholas Colyvas, MD, FAAOS
3:30 – 3:40pmDig Deep or Scratch the Surface: Chondral Resurfacing Options in the Athlete

Kevin G. Shea, MD

3:40 – 3:50pmAre You Too Good for Your Home?! Advanced Techniques for Repairing Stage IV OCD Lesions

Rachel M. Frank, MD

3:50 – 4:20pmPanel Case Discussion
4:20 - 5:20pm

The Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete: PF Instability and ACL

4:20 – 4:30pmLittle Patella? Big Problem! Managing Patellofemoral Instability in The Young Athlete

Miho Jean Tanaka, MD

4:30 – 4:35 pm

How Many Strings for Hamstrings? Improving Success for Hamstring ACLR

Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD

4:35 – 4:40pm

To Be or Not to BTB? Still the Gold Standard, Why and Who

Volker Musahl, MD

4:40 – 4:45pmQuad Is the Way to Go. Why All the Hype, And Will It Stand the Test of Time?
Robert A. Duerr, MD
4:45 – 4:55pmALL the Hype for LET: When and How to Improve Your ACLR
Jocelyn Ross Wittstein, MD

4:55 – 5:00pm

ALL the Hype for LET: When and How to Improve Your ACLR

Adnan Saithna, MD

5:00 – 5:20pmPanel Case Discussion
5:20 – 6:30pm


5:30 – 6:00pmSmith & Nephew Presentation
6:00 – 6:30pmIndications/Rehabilitation: Bridge-Enhanced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair (BEAR)
Lutul D. Farrow, MD
6:30 – 8:30pmEvidence-Based Case Presentations
  • Options for failed chondral procedures
  • ACL repair, internal brace
  • Meniscus potpourri

Saturday, November 19

7:00 – 7:45amBreakfast
7:15 - 7:45amDePuy Synthes Presentation
7:45 – 8:00amOverview/Housekeeping
8:00 – 11:30am

Surgical Skills Lab

  • Meniscus
    • Root Repair
    • Radial Repair
    • Ramp Repair
    • Inside-out, Inside-in
    • All-inside
  • ACL
    • Quad tendon harvest and preparation
    • ACL repair/bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament repair
    • ALL/LET
11:30am – 1:00pmLunch
11:30am – 12:00pmVericel Presentation
12:00 – 1:00pmAre You Hurt or Are You Injured? Tips and pearls from an expert panel of team physicians on managing in-season injuries.
1:00 – 3:30pmSurgical Skills Lab
  • Chondral procedures
    • MACI
    • Osteochondral plugs
    • Osteochondral allograft
    • Others
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy (TTO)


Thank you to Course Exhibitors

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