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Friday, February 25, 2005

AAOS/ASES schedule joint update course

The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons are cosponsoring a comprehensive update course on the shoulder and elbow, May 12-15, 2005, at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

"This course provides a unique, in-depth view of the shoulder and elbow conditions and issue facing practicing orthopaedic surgeons. It's packed with information that should not be missed," said Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD. Dr. Williams is one of the course directors, along with Frances Cuomo, MD; Tom R. Norris, MD; and James E. Tibone, MD.

A special feature of the course will be a focused day on rotator cuff disorders covering the newest treatments in the field. Management techniques for partial thickness, full thickness and irreparable rotator cuff tears, with and without arthritis, will be addressed. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and reverse prostheses for rotator cuff deficiency will also be covered.

Attendees will benefit from multi-faceted presentations with technique videos, debates and panel discussions of contemporary topics in shoulder and elbow reconstruction. Areas that will be covered include: current diagnostics and treatments for patients with elbow arthritis; fractures of the proximal humerus, scapula, glenoid and clavicle; glenohumeral instability and arthritis; and acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular dislocations. Among the techniques covered will be tendon transfers and prosthetic reconstruction using traditional unconstrained implants.

Whether you are a shoulder and elbow specialist, or a generalist with an interest in shoulder and elbow looking for practical solutions and new techniques, this course is designed to give you an in-depth, expanded understanding of the complications, solutions, treatments and procedures for musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulder and elbow.

For more information on the AAOS/ASES course, "The Shoulder and Elbow: A Comprehensive Update," contact the AAOS customer service department at (800) 626-6726, or go online at www.aaos.org/courses.

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