AAOS Articular Cartilage Restoration: Current, Emerging, and Advanced Techniques

Hands-on training for simple and complex primary and revision procedures!

Course Directors

Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH, MS
Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH
Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
New York , NY

Nicholas A. Sgaglione, MD
Northwell Health
Great Neck, NY

Earn up to 18.5 CME

Cartilage Surgery Made Easy!
This premier skills course provides training for simple and complex primary and revision procedures, and features ample hands-on lab time with marquis faculty, industry-sponsored sessions, interactive discussions, panel debates, and expert demonstrations. Gain access to the latest technology before your colleagues, and learn the science behind it, so you can improve your proficiency and immediately implement new treatments for your patients.

We will cover the following techniques:
  • Advanced MRI of Osteochondral Lesions
  • Microfracture/Chondroplasty
  • Collagen Meniscal Scaffolds
  • Meniscal Transplantation
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Osteochondral Auto/Allografts
  • Meniscal Allografts
  • Amniotic Allografts
  • Tibial and Femoral Osteotomies
  • Fixed Bearing UKA
  • MPFL/MQTFL Reconstruction
What past participants have said about the course:
  • “This was probably the single best and most stimulating conference I have been to.”
  • “This is the best course I have been to in years and I believe that is directly attributable to the format. Only through disagreement and discussion can we find truth and consensus.”
  • “Dr. Plancher and Dr. Sgaglione should be commended for their work putting this course together. The case presentations were very educational and a crucial part of the didactic sessions.”
  • “Excellent course. Faculty were extremely accessible. Very appreciative of having so many different vendors present to trial their implants/systems. Panel discussions were best part of the classroom portion. Highly recommend.”
  • “Excellent faculty. They could not have been nicer or more approachable or more helpful. My only regret is not being able to go to this course every year.”

Bring your PA for a unique opportunity to work together and strengthen your performance as a team!
PAs can attend lectures, view surgical demonstrations, and observe in the lab. Please note: PAs must register with an orthopaedic surgeon by calling AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726 and providing the name of the surgeon that is registered for the course.

Experience the state-of-the-art OLC Education & Conference Center.
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The OLC provides a world-class clinical setting for physicians, surgeons and medical professionals from around the world to develop new skills and advance surgical skills. The spacious bio-skills lab is designed for hands-on teaching and offers the most expansive learning environment of its kind anywhere, including:
  • Twenty-four fully equipped workstations
  • A large-format high-definition display with 80” LED displays and 30’ wide screens
  • A separate demonstration area equipped with three HD broadcast cameras, with one on a jimmy jib to enable overhead shots
  • A staging/cleaning room for instrumentation and equipment
  • A decontamination room for instrumentation and equipment cleansing
  • Dynamic display monitors throughout the facility show event schedules, airline flight information, and other pertinent meeting content
  • On-site locker rooms for participants to change and secure personal belongings
  • Ample pre-function space for networking breaks and receptions

  • Registration Fees

    Attendee Credentials
    Standard Registration Fee
    AAOS Member/International Member/Emeritus Member
    Nonmember/International Nonmember
    Orthopaedic Resident/Post Residency Fellow/U.S. Military
    Physician Assistant Member
    Physician Assistant Nonmember


    At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
    • Perform various procedures including ACI harvest and implantation, osteochondral allograft, meniscal transplantation, and autograft implantation to ensure restoration for active young patients
    • Identify how to correct failed open and arthroscopic procedures and manage complications
    • Apply the utilization of the newest techniques to correct alignment and applications of meniscal replacement and difficult meniscus repairs
    • Discuss and review appropriate rehabilitation and ethical coding associated with all procedures presented at this course

    Orthopaedic surgeons with a practice focus in sports medicine interested in learning advanced procedures for cartilage restoration. Orthopaedic surgeons and PAs who treat patients with early stage osteoarthritis will find this course an exceptional learning experience for skills development.

    AMA Credit Designation
    AAOS designates this live activity for 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ACCME Accreditation


    For information on additional Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities click here.

    Angela Buckley, MPA
    AAOS Corporate Engagement Specialist
    Phone: 847-384-4335
    E-mail: Buckley@aaos.org
    Jason Raymond
    AAOS Exhibits Communications Specialist
    Phone: 847-384-4174
    E-mail: jraymond@aaos.org

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    Refund Policy

    Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service at: customerservice@aaos.org or mail to AAOS, 9400 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

    Course cancellations are subject to the following refund policy. Webinars and Webcast registration fees are non-refundable (you will be notified if a replay is available to watch at a later date convenient for you).

    Days Prior to Course Start Date Refund
    30+ Days Registration fee less $150 cancellation fee
    29 to 15 days 50% refund
    14 days or less No refund
    Course Cancellation

    The Academy reserves the right to cancel a course thirty (30) days prior to the course start date. Any person who has registered for the course will be notified by email at the address noted in the AAOS member database. A telephone call will also be made to each registrant for whom a number is available. Persons whose registration is received after a course is cancelled will be notified by telephone and email. Registration fees will be refunded in full. However, other costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

    For additional information or to register, call AAOS Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 626-6726 (US & Canada) or 1-847-823-7186 for outside US & Canada Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM CT or email: custserv@aaos.org.