April 2003 AAOS Report

Comprehensive review course, course in TKA alternatives set

Two CME courses will help residents and surgeons obtain a deeper understanding of orthopaedic issues. "Comprehensive Review Course for Orthopaedic Surgeons" will focus on pathology, spine, lower extremity, upper extremity, pediatrics and trauma. Past participants report that the course is helpful in preparing for re-certification and for the board examinations. Participants will receive a two-volume syllabus that matches the course outline and a full-color handout that covers the pathology lecture. The course will be held in Chicago, from May 12-17.

A new, hands-on surgical skills course will provide participants with the technical and decision-making skills they will need to perform uni-compartmental joint replacement, allogenic and autologous osteochondral transfer, autologous chondrocyte implantations, unfixed metallic spacing devices, osteotomy, and a variety of open and arthroscopic alternatives to TKA. Surgical Alternatives to Total Knee Arthroplasty is a new, hands-on surgical skills course chaired by W. Norman Scott, MD, and Tom Minas, MD, June 20-22, 2003, at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Ill.

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