Published 12/1/2007

Courses address knee, wrist injuries

Two skills courses scheduled for spring 2008 provide you with the opportunity to improve your surgical techniques in the treatment of knee injuries in athletes and wrist injuries.

Getting patients back in the game
Refine your techniques for treating complex knee injuries in athletes of all ages at the Knee Injuries in Athletes: Cutting Edge Techniques for Restoring Function and Avoiding Complications course, April 3–5, 2008, at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Ill. This dynamic skills course, directed by Jason L. Koh, MD, and Rick W. Wright, MD, will emphasize proven surgical pearls and procedures to accelerate return-to-sport and avoid postoperative complications.

The course includes hands-on training in the latest techniques and devices for treating ligament, meniscal, and articular cartilage injuries. Techniques for knee ligament reconstruction will include single- and double-bundle graft techniques, transtibial tunnel and tibial inlay techniques, and techniques for the multiligament-injured knee. This course offers the opportunity to earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM.

Latest techniques for treating wrist injuries
Recent advances and new techniques are opening up the options in treating wrist injuries. The Current Options in the Treatment of Wrist Injuries course, May 16–17, 2008, at the OLC covers both surgical and nonsurgical approaches for managing wrist injuries.

This intensive surgical skills course, directed by Douglas P. Hanel, MD, and Leon S. Benson, MD, incorporates hands-on training, panel discussions, lectures, and video demonstrations to explore new techniques and surgical approaches. The use of fixed angle plates for distal radius fractures, the latest concepts in fragment-specific fixation, the treatment and management of complications, and interactive discussions of challenging cases are among the course highlights. This course offers the opportunity to earn up to 19 CME credits.

For more information or to register for either of these courses, call AAOS customer service toll-free at (800) 626-6726. Online registration for the knee injuries course is available at www.aaos.org/3203; online registration for the wrist injuries course is available at www.aaos.org/3205