September 2001 AAOS Report

AAOS offers new online CME course on rotator cuff

AAOS announces a new online CME course, "Rotator Cuff: Diagnosis and Treatment," to help orthopaedic surgeons enhance their ability to diagnose and treat rotator cuff tears and associated pathology. The course includes patient-specific rotator cuff problems: patient assessments, evaluating the findings and clinical decision-making. At the conclusion of the course, practitioners should be able to differentiate between types of tears, select the most appropriate surgical technique for repairing rotator cuff tear, conduct an efficient patient examination, select the most appropriate imaging studies, know criteria for including anterior acromioplasty and/or acromioclavicular arthroplasty as part of the surgical procedure and know criteria for treating rotator cuffs conservatively. Chairman of the course is Louis Bigliani, MD, and the faculty consists of William Levine, MD; George McCluskey, MD; and Kenneth Yamaguchi, MD. The course is divided into three modules: expert opinion, cases and literature review. Although it can be taken in segments convenient to your own schedule, the course takes up to a maximum of about four hours to complete and provides four hours of Category 1 CME credit.

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