AAOS/ASES Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Techniques to Master for the Next Decade

May 1-2, 2020 
Rosemont, Illinois

CME Credit: 12
Directors: Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD and Thomas R. Duquin, MD
Course #: 2003086

Course Directors

Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic and Mayo College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Thomas R. Duquin, MD
Jacobs School of Medicine University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

New Decade. Advanced Solutions.
Optimize your surgical skills and learn new techniques

Spend two days practicing contemporary surgical techniques for the management of massive rotator cuff tears. Expert faculty lead you through numerous procedures using cutting-edge instruments and devices.

Techniques covered include complex cuff repair, patch augmentation, superior capsular reconstruction, tendon transfers and reverse arthroplasty. Go beyond the procedures with engaging lectures on rehabilitation, complications, value and practice management.

The majority of the course takes place in the cadaver lab practicing and refining these procedures and reviewing equipment applications as they relate to your practice. Outside the lab, enjoy a dynamic blend of debates, surgical demonstration videos, and small group sessions to discuss interesting cases, including your own challenges, with peers and faculty.

Bring a PA at a discounted rate 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.

Registration Fees
Early-bird Savings! These rates increase by $200 after March 2.

Attendee Credentials
Early-bird Registration Fee
AAOS or ASES Member/International Member/Emeritus Member
Nonmember/International Nonmember
Orthopaedic Resident/Post Residency Fellow/U.S. Military
Physician Assistant Member
Physician Assistant Nonmember

ASES members are eligible to receive the special AAOS member price.
This offer is exclusively available by contacting AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726.

Add the course recording for only $199!
Supplement your notes, hear it all again for improved retention, and earn 8 additional CME! Select the “Course Plus OnDemand Access” option during registration. This product will be available 4-6 weeks following the course.


At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
  • Describe the techniques and perform arthroscopic repair of a massive rotator cuff tear, as well as concomitant arthroscopic procedures treating the biceps and suprascapular nerve
  • Identify characteristics of tears that are not repairable, and when to consider alternative treatment options to rotator cuff repair
  • Perform alternative treatments such as patch reconstruction and superior capsular reconstruction for massive rotator cuff tears
  • Review the anatomy and perform tendon transfers as a salvage option for massive rotator cuff tears
  • Recognize the indications and demonstrate the surgical techniques for arthroplasty in patients with non-repairable massive rotator cuff tears or failed rotator cuff repairs

Learn It. Watch It. Analyze It. Practice It.

  1. Learn techniques through lectures and case discussions
  2. Watch pre-recorded demonstration videos
  3. Analyze your options with lively faculty debates and panels
  4. Practice surgical skills in the state-of-the-art cadaver lab

Faculty to be finalized soon!

This course is great for orthopaedic surgeons who want to learn more about emerging techniques and practice various approaches for massive rotator cuff tears including arthroscopic repair, patch reconstructions, tendon transfers, and arthroplasty.

AMA Credit Designation
AAOS designates this live activity for 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCME Accreditation

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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 5 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: customerservice@aaos.org.