Stephen S. Burkhart, MD
Felix H. Savoie III, MD
Michael L. Pearl, MD
James P. Tasto, MD
2009, Peer-reviewed 2015*, 2-disc set, DVD-Video
A comprehensive selection of arthroscopic demonstrations you won't find anywhere else—brought to you through a partnership of AAOS and AANA!
Area of Focus: Arthroscopy and Shoulder & Upper Extremity
Improve your understanding of the rationale, indications, and contraindications for arthroscopic repair of a torn rotator cuff. This highly visual learning experience will help you comprehend the surgical steps necessary to safely access the shoulder joint through proper portal placement, conduct an arthroscopic evaluation, and assess the soft tissue and bone quality to determine impact on repair methods. Observe single-row, double-row and knotless fixation techniques and learn how to apply the operative details for achieving secure fixation through proper anchor placement, effective suture management, and proficient knot tying. You will also learn to recognize technical challenges and techniques for resolving complications.
Successful completion of this independent study program provides you with the knowledge to:
Describe the features, benefits, equipment, and risks associated with the lateral decubitus and beach chair positions for rotator cuff repair.
Evaluate the surgical steps necessary to: safely access the shoulder joint through proper portal placement.
Evaluate the surgical steps necessary to: conduct an arthroscopic evaluation.
Evaluate the surgical steps necessary to: plan the rotator cuff repair.
Assess soft tissue and bone quality to determine impact on repair methods.
Compare and contrast single-row, double-row and knotless fixation techniques.
Apply the operative details for achieving secure fixation through proper anchor placement, effective suture management, and proficient knot tying.
Identify technical challenges for achieving secure tendon to bone fixation in partial, small, medium and large tears.
Name the most commonly occurring intra-operative pitfalls and complications in rotator cuff repair.
In-depth coverage includes patient evaluation, positioning, and management techniques:
Imaging and Anatomy
Physical Examination and Diagnostic Studies
Rotator Cuff Anatomy
Special Considerations and Examples
Beach Chair and Lateral Positioning
Biceps Tenotomy and Tenodesis
Distal Clavicle Excision
Knotless Techniques of Arthroscopic Repair
Small-Medium Rotator Cuff Tear Antegrade Suture Passage and Combination Techniques
Techniques of Single Row Repair
Medium/Large Tears Double Row Repairs
Release for Retracted Adhesed Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Arthroscopy Treatments and Management Techniques
Pitfalls and Complications.
About Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques:
Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques programs, developed in conjunction with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), offer you the opportunity to observe a comprehensive selection of arthroscopic techniques performed by leaders in the field.
Earn up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ This enduring material can help fulfill the CME requirements mandated by the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.
*Peer-reviewed June 30, 2015, CME credits expire on June 30, 2018.
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