Spring

May 21 – 24, 2017
ARIA at City Center — Las Vegas, NV

Course Description

The course is open to orthopaedic surgeons, residents, nurses, and members of the orthopaedic and allied health industries.

• This meeting will focus on both primary and revision outcomes, surgical approaches, new materials and design as well as address problems of articulation choice, fixation, bone deficiency, instability, trauma, and infection for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement.

• Topics delve into a triad of design, patient factors and technical proficiency responsible for achieving clinical longevity in hip, knee, and shoulder reconstruction.

• Hemi and total shoulder arthroplasty topics focus on improved instrumentation, design modularity, evolving surgical techniques, and optimal patient outcomes.

• An assemblage of contemporary thought leaders will probe the boundaries of these problems and offer solutions for joint pathologies where arthroplasty is indicated.

• An assemblage of contemporary thought leaders will probe the boundaries of these problems and offer solutions for joint pathologies where arthroplasty is indicated.

• Plenary commentary, didactic clinical reports, technique videos, debate, case challenges, and live surgery define the formats of presentation, which provide an optimal learning opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons and other allied professionals involved in joint reconstruction.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

As a result of attending this symposium, the participant will be able to:

• Appraise evolving surgical techniques and implant technologies through didactic and interactive live presentation as well as evaluate early and long-term clinical outcomes.

• Identify problems and concerns relevant to hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasty including polyethylene wear, short and long term tissue response, inter-component failure, and peri-prosthetic fracture.

• Discuss optimal clinical application of current and evolving fixation techniques in primary and revision procedures including cement, hydroxyapatite, porous coating, press fit, impaction grafting, and evolving porous metal technologies

• Appreciate current solution options for hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty failure where revision is an endpoint and understand the contributory roles of bone loss, soft tissue deficiency, and infection.

Accreditation Statement

The Current Concepts Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Current Concepts Institute designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Current Concepts Institute fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please call 216-295-1900 at least two weeks prior to the activity.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the Current Concepts Institute to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. All persons serving in a position to control the content of the educational activity are required to disclose all relevant fi nancial relationships with any commercial interests. This information will be disclosed to activity participants prior to the commencement of the educational activity in the materials distributed.

Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the author/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the Current Concepts Institute. In no event will the Current Concepts Institute be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon information provided through this CME activity.