“This is a highly visual learning experience that gives the viewer the opportunity to observe a wide variety of arthroscopic techniques performed by leaders in the field.” – J. W. Thomas Byrd, MD

AAOS Now

Published 7/1/2008

AAOS, AANA introduce new video series

Arthroscopic surgical techniques provide a Masters Experience

For the first time, the Arthroscopy Association of North America is partnering with the AAOS to present a comprehensive selection of arthroscopic demonstrations. The new video education series, The Masters Experience: Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques, features detailed arthroscopic demonstrations to help viewers evaluate treatment options and learn procedures. The first DVD set in the series, Hip Arthroscopy, is now available.

According to editor J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD, the comprehensive, two-disc DVD set provides an improved understanding of the anatomy, common indications, and hip conditions that can be treated arthroscopically, beginning with a 23-point arthroscopic examination of the hip. Demonstrations range from chondroplasty and psoas tendon release to advanced labral repair techniques and femoroplasty.

“This is a highly visual learning experience,” said Dr. Byrd, “that gives the viewer the opportunity to observe a wide variety of arthroscopic techniques performed by leaders in the field.” Those leaders include notables such as Carlos A. Guanche, MD; Thomas G. Sampson, MD; Michael Dienst, MD; Marc J. Philippon, MD; Christopher Larson, MD; William J. Robertson, MD; Anil Ranawat, MD; Bryan T. Kelly, MD; and Victor M. Ilizaliturri Jr., MD.

Videos show appropriate patient positioning and portal selection as well as arthroscopic visualization of the hip for more than 20 procedures. The in-depth coverage includes anatomy, approaches, treatments, techniques, and releases. As the experts navigate challenges, viewers learn tips to avoid pitfalls and recover from difficult situations. In addition, viewers can earn up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits.

Series editors Michael L. Pearl, MD, and James P. Tasto, MD, anticipate that two additional programs, on anterior glenohumeral instability and rotator cuff repair, will be released later this year. Two more programs in the series will be introduced in 2009.

The two-disc, DVD-video The Masters Experience: Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques: Hip Arthroscopy is available to AAOS members for $179 ($199 to non-members) and to residents for $159.

Order online at www.aaos.org/products or call AAOS customer service at (800) 626-6726.