Multimedia Education Center features orthopaedic video- Academy News at the 2007 AAOS Annual Meeting

Multimedia Education Center features orthopaedic video education

By Reid Stanton

The Multimedia Education Center at the Annual Meeting is a great place to visit whenever your schedule permits. It is particularly convenient to visit on your way to and from the technical exhibits. While in the Multimedia Education Center, you will be able to study the very latest in orthopaedic video education. Stop by the Center, located in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center to view this year’s distinguished programs.

A choice of 30 stations

With 30 viewing stations, this year’s Multimedia Education Center gives visitors front row seats for the very best in orthopaedic education. The 2007 award-winning instructional videos are featured at Stations 1-4. Stations 5-25 include new video and multimedia programs that are grouped by anatomic area. Stations 26-30 feature “encore presentations” of award-winning and other popular programs from 2006. Notice that this year features programs on sports medicine, arthroscopy and trauma.

  • Stations 1-4: 2007 Award Winners
  • Station 5: Adult Reconstruction Hip
  • Stations 6-9: Adult Reconstruction Knee
  • Station 10: Foot and Ankle
  • Stations 11-16: Shoulder/Elbow
  • Stations 17-21: Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy
  • Stations 23-25: Trauma
  • Stations 26-30: Encore Presentations

Award-winning multimedia

The Multimedia Education Center features four award-winning DVD programs selected by the Multimedia Education Center Subcommittee, chaired by Gene R. Barrett, MD. The winning programs are chosen for their high production values, technical quality, educational merit, and clinical relevance.

This year’s outstanding programs are: Anatomic Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction: Concepts and Surgical Techniques by Freddie H. Fu, MD; Fotios Tjoumakaris, MD; Wei Shen, MD, and James S.Starman, BS (CD-ROM shown at Station 1); Handmade Articulating Spacers for Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty: Do It Yourself by Manuel Villanueva, MD; Javier Pereiro del Amo, MD; Antonio Rios, MD; Homid Fahandezh-Saddi, MD; Ignacio Domingues, MD; and Angel Villamor, MD (DVD-ROM shown at Station 2); Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing: Minimally Invasive Posterior Approach by Thomas P. Gross, MD, (DVD-video shown at Station 3), and Tiny Little Screws and Flimsy Little Plates Take the Broken Hip Far, Far Away by Chandrashekhar J. Thakkar, MD, and Savyasachi C. Thakkar.

“Video remains one of orthopaedic education’s most helpful and widely used instructional tools,” according to Dr. Barrett. “The award-winning video programs and selections that are showcased each year in Multimedia Education Center illustrate our members’ commitment to lifelong learning. We are deeply indebted to our program authors for their voluntary contributions, without which the Multimedia Education Center would not be possible.”

Technical tips

To help members who are considering producing an educational video program, the Multimedia Education Center Subcommittee offers these technical tips:

  • Shoot your video from the orthopaedic surgeon’s point of view.
  • Use pre-and postoperative images to illustrate and describe indications and outcomes.
  • Use still images judiciously. Video is a medium of motion.
  • Use wide shots to establish orientation and context and close-ups to show operative details.
  • Show that your surgical site has been signed.
  • Use a balanced approach to inside, outside, and picture-in-picture shots when showing arthroscopic techniques.
  • Edit the final program to omit repetitive, nonessential surgical actions such as routine dissection, clamping, and suturing.
  • Ensure that the audio is clear and without unnecessary noise. Consider having the program narrated professionally.

Content tips

In reviewing the videos, the Multimedia Education Center Subcommittee considers the following issues related to content:

  • Does the program provide superior visualization, from the surgeon’s point of view
  • Is the audio clear and without excessive operating room noise, and is the narration clear and easily understood?
  • Are all the necessary clinical elements present including such things as indications, rationale for the technique, structures at risk, intra-operative options, and fixation methods?
  • Are outcomes presented?
  • Is the program unbiased with regard to particular products?
  • Is the video tightly edited to include educationally relevant content and to exclude repetitive steps, such as suturing or clamping?

Additional tips can be found on the application form for submitting programs for presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting; the form is available online at under AnnualMeeting, 2008 applications. All AAOS fellows are urged to submit their instructional videos for consideration.

The Multimedia Education Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. It is located in the Sails Pavilion, San Diego Convention Center.

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2007 Award Winners

Station 1: Anatomic Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction: Concepts and Surgical Technique (Product no. 17101, CD-ROM, 14 mins.)

Station 2: Handmade Articulating Spacers for Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty: Do It Yourself (Product no. 17102, DVD-ROM, 19 mins.)

Station 3: Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing: Minimally Invasive Posterior Approach (Product no. 17103, DVD-video, 25 mins.)

Station 4: Tiny Little Screws and Flimsy Little Plates Take the Broken Hip Far, Far Away (Product no. 17104, CD-ROM, 21 mins.)

Adult Reconstruction Hip

Station 5: Single Incision Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty (Product no. 17105, DVD-ROM, 13 mins.)

Adult Reconstruction Knee

Station 6: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty: The Mini-Midvastus Approach (Product no. 17106, DVD-video, 12 mins.)

Station 7: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty: The Mini-Subvastus Approach (Product no. 17107, DVD-video, 22 mins.)

Station 8: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty with a Subvastus Technique (Product no. 17108, DVD-video, 21 mins.)

Station 9: Staying Out of Trouble in Total Knee Arthroplasty (Product no. 17109, DVD-ROM, 16 mins.)

Foot and Ankle

Station 10: Triple Arthrodesis (Product no. 17110, DVD-video, 13 mins.)


Station 11: AC Joint Arthroplasty: The Windshield Wiper Technique (Product no. 17111, DVD-video, 6 mins.)

Station 12: Achieving Maximum Exposure in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: How Patient Positioning and Reproducible Releases Facilitate Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (Product no. 17112, DVD-Video, 21 mins.)

Station 13: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair (Product no. 17113, DVD-video, 13 mins.)

Station 14: Minimally Invasive Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (Product no. 17114, DVD-video, 16 mins.)

Station 15: Open Anterior Capsulolabral Reconstruction of the Shoulder for Chronic Instability (Product no. 17115, DVD-video, 9 mins.)

Station 16: Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Using Variable Angled Locked Screw Fixation (Product no. 17116, DVD-video, 11 mins.)

Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy

Station 17: 23-Point Arthroscopic Examination of the Hip (Product no. 17117, DVD-ROM, 21 mins.)

Station 18: Revision ACL Reconstruction Using DGST Graft and Lateral Extra-Articular Reconstruction (Product no. 17118, DVD-ROM, 14 mins.)

Station 19: Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction (Product no. 17119, DVD-ROM, 13 mins.)

Station 20: Scapulothoracic Arthroscopy for Bursitis and Crepitus (Product no. 17120, DVD-video, 9 mins.)

Station 21: The Supraspinatus Tendon Articular Side Lesion—“STAS” (Product no. 17121, DVD-video, 21 mins.)


Station 22: Hemiarthroplasty for Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures (Product no. 17122, DVD-ROM, 16 mins.)

Station 23: Locked Plating for Proximal Humerus Fractures (Product no. 17123, DVD-video, 17 mins.)

Station 24: ORIF of Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures Utilizing Staged Protocol and Dual Incision Technique (Product no. 17124, DVD-video, 25 mins.)

Station 25: Prosthetic Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures: Keeping It Simple (Product no. 17125, DVD-video, 16 mins.)

2006 Encore Presentations

Station 26: 21 Point Arthroscopic Examination of the Ankle (Product no. 16101, DVD-video, 8 mins.)

Station 27: Treatment of Posterior SLAP and Labral Tears (Product no. 16103, DVD-video, 13 mins.)

Station 28: The Latarjet Procedure for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability (Product no. 16108, DVD-video, 16 mins.)

Station 29: P.I.T.T. Technique For Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis: A New and Easy Approach to Biceps Tenodesis (Product no. 16112, DVD-video, 11 mins.)

Station 30: The Anatomic Reconstruction of Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability: Modified

Brostrom – Gould Technique (Product no. 16133, DVD-video, 9 mins.)

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