September 17 – 20, 2014
Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort —
Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Dear Colleagues,

The Current Concepts Institute is proud to announce a historic, inaugural Latin American meeting, Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR) –The Journey Continues with the support of the Brazilian Orthopedics and Traumatology Society (SBOT), the Brazilian Knee Society (SBCJ), the Brazilian Hip Society (SBQ), the Brazilian Association for the Study of Infections and Osteoarticular Implants (AsBIO) and the Latin American Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SLAOT).


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 and knee replacement.

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

• An assemblage of contemporary, international 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.

• Simultaneous translation of the event from English into Portuguese and Spanish in conjunction with a trilingual abstract book and placement for ongoing study on <> are provided to each participant as enduring materials.


As a result of attending this program, 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 and knee 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 and knee arthroplasty failure where revision is an endpoint and understand the contributory roles of bone loss, soft tissue deficiency, and infection.

CCJR has contributed to the hip and knee arthroplasty education of thousands of orthopaedic surgeons around the world over the last 31 years. The goal is to bring this format of learning directly to Latin American orthopaedic surgeons.

We look forward to welcoming you to Iguassu Falls – Brazil, September 17 – 20, 2014, for what we know will be an excellent learning experience.


A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil.(Oxon)

Local Planning Committee:

  • Luiz Sérgio Marcelino Gomes, M.D. (Chairman)
  • Arnaldo José Hernandez, M.D. (President, SBOT)
  • Hugo A. A. Barros Cobra, M.D. (President,SBCJ)
  • Sérgio Delmonte, M.D. (President, SBQ)
  • José Sérgio Franco, M.D. (President, SLAOT)