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Academy Hall—One stop for all of your Academy and member needs


Published 2/1/2019

Learn What’s New at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting

Never miss a session with the Gold Registration Package

Get the benefits of meeting attendance plus access to Annual Meeting On Demand—an online library with more than 500 hours of educational content from the 2019 Annual Meeting. The Gold Registration Package gives you maximum flexibility by providing access to all sessions, both live and on demand. After the meeting, revisit the sessions you attended and participate in those you missed anytime, anywhere. Plus, earn up to 100 continuing medical education credits.

From membership, education, and career planning to quality, research, and advocacy, the solutions, actions, and resources that are part of your membership are gathered in one place. AAOS staff will be on hand to help you navigate everything the meeting has to offer.

Master in-depth, experience-based orthopaedic techniques from world-renowned surgeons during these all new Instructional Course Lectures:

Adult reconstruction hip

  • A Case-based Approach to Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Covering the Bases from Simple to Complex (185)
  • A Case-based Approach to High-risk Total Hip Arthroplasty–When Do I Do Something Differently? (281)
  • What is Wrong with this Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty? Making the Diagnosis; Deciding When to Operate and What to Do (385)
  • Periprosthetic Joint Infection of the Knee: Contemporary Diagnosis and Management (202)
  • Update on Infection in Arthroplasty (221)
  • Minimizing Opioids in Total Joint Arthroplasty (302)
  • Intraoperative and Postoperative Complications in Total Hip Arthroplasty: How Do I Make It Right? (361)
  • The Complex Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: Contemporary Techniques to Solve Challenging Technical Problems in Primary THA (401)
  • Tips and Tricks to Save You During Revision Total Knee Arthroplasties: Video-based Demonstrations (262)
  • Advanced Technology in Total Knee Arthroplasty (462)

Foot and ankle

  • Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Understanding the Technological Revolution in Managing End-stage Ankle Arthritis (243)
  • Forefoot Success (263)
  • Scope of the Problem: Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle (403)
  • Percutaneous Techniques in Foot Surgery (304)


  • Prepare for Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Take Better Care of Your Patients: A Novel System for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) (104)
  • Women in Orthopaedics: How Understanding Implicit Bias Can Help Your Practice (204)
  • Nonsurgical Management of Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee: What Should You be Injecting Now and in the Future (264)
  • Tumor Operations for the Non-tumor Patient (324)
  • Biologic Joint Preservation (345)
  • Hip Preservation: What Every Orthopaedic Provider Needs to Know (463)

Hand and wrist

  • Contemporary Questions and Controversies Regarding the Assessment and Management of Distal Radius Fractures: What is the Best Evidence in 2019? (205)
  • Post-traumatic Arthritis of the Distal Radioulnar Joint: Contemporary Perspectives (225)


  • Advances in Pediatric Fracture Management: A Case-based Review of Common Pediatric Injury and Current Trends in Management (481)
  • Challenges in the Management of Neuromuscular Hip Disorders in Children and Young Adults (486)
  • Managing Complications and Failures in Pediatric Sports Medicine (146)
  • Management of Early Onset Scoliosis–From Mehta Casts to Magnetically Expandable Rods: State of the Art in 2019 (308)
  • Sports Specialization and the Skeletally Immature Athlete: Current Concepts (366)
  • Pediatric On-call Challenges for the General Orthopaedic Surgeon (464)

Practice management

  • Race and Gender in Orthopaedics (108)
  • Maximizing Your Reimbursement (207)
  • Employment Contracts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (249)
  • Physician Assistant Utilization within Your Practice (309)

Shoulder and elbow

  • Elbow Arthroscopy: Latest Indications and Techniques (109)
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A General Instructional Course Lecture (209)
  • From A to P: Technical Pearls to Master Shoulder Instability Surgery! (268)
  • Managing Challenging Glenoid Deformity in Shoulder Arthroplasty: Role of New Technology (Computer Navigation and PSI Guides) (328)
  • Traumatic Elbow Instability: How to Fix It, and When to Phone a Friend (368)
  • The Basic Shoulder Arthroplasty: Simple Shoulder Replacement for the Generalist (369)


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery versus Standard Open Techniques in the Lumbar Spine: Indications, Contraindications, and Controversies (288)
  • Surgical Strategies for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (484)
  • Own Your Patient’s Bone Health: Know How to Treat Prior to Spine Surgery (230)
  • Comprehensive Management of Spinal Infections (311)
  • Value-based Spine Care (329)
  • Current State of Total Disc Replacement (411)

Sports medicine

  • Evaluation and Surgical Treatment of Knee Osteochondritis Dissecans and Adolescent Cartilage Injuries (149)
  • Surgical Considerations in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (150)
  • What to Do When it is Anterior Cruciate Ligament Number Two (231)
  • Mini Review of Sports Medicine Lower Extremity (270)
  • Dilemmas for the Team Physician: Return-to-play and the Management of In-season Injuries (312)
  • Tendinopathy: What’s New, What Works? (350)
  • Patellofemoral 101–Back to the Basics: How to do a MPFL, Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy and Osteochondral Fracture Repair for Recurrent Patellar Instability (370)
  • Shoulder Arthritis in the “Aging” Athlete: Management Strategies in 2019 from Biologics to Arthroscopy to Arthroplasty (450)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery: The Step-by-step Road to Success (466)


  • “Simple” Fractures Gone Wrong: What Do I Do Now? (387)
  • Forearm Fractures: Diagnosis and Contemporary Treatment Strategies (214)
  • Secrets of Success in the Management of Lower Extremity Nonunions (233)
  • New Developments in Hip Fracture Treatment to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality (371)

Hear from your leadership, including an incoming presidential address from Kristy L. Weber, MD, during Your Academy 2019

Academy Hall—One stop for all of your Academy and member needs
Stay competitive with hot topics during our highly rated, innovative formats

During the program, the Academy also recognizes the Republic of Korea as the Guest Nation and announce recipients of the Diversity, Humanitarian, Kappa Delta, and Tipton Leadership awards.

In addition, you won’t want to miss remarks from guest speaker Frank Sesno, correspondent, anchor, and Washington Bureau chief at CNN and director of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.

Hear critical takeaways on hot topics during fast and focused Flash Five®: What’s Coming Down the Pike sessions.

Tuesday, March 12, 1:30–2:30 p.m. (FF1), Room 3401
Moderator: Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD

  • Pain Management in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
    Henry D. Clarke, MD
  • Distal Radius/Scaphoid Fractures
    Michael E. Darowish, MD
  • Bone Health
    John R. Dimar II, MD
  • Spinal Deformity
    Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD
  • Biologics
    Scott A. Rodeo, MD
  • Pediatric Septic Hip
    Scott M. Sorenson, MD
  • New Developments for Glenoid Bone Deficiency
    Robert Z. Tashjian, MD
  • Management of Multiply Injured Patients
    Paul Tornetta III, MD
  • Management of Metastatic
    Kristy L. Weber, MD
  • Sports Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
    Thomas G. Harris, MD
  • BONUS: Opioids
    Laurel A. Beverley, MD, MPH

Can’t make the Tuesday session? See it on Thursday, March 14, 8–9 a.m. (FF2), Room 3401
Moderator: Claudette M. Lajam, MD

Watch as surgeons debate topics and techniques during Showdowns®, then you determine who wins via the audience response system on the My Academy app

Showdown: Debates, Dilemmas, and Controversies in Total Hip Arthroplasty (SD1)

Moderator: Adolph V. Lombardi Jr, MD

Showdown: Controversies in Spine Surgery (SD2)
Comoderators: John Finkenberg, MD, and Sandeep Gidvani, MD

Hear the faculty’s candid opinions on these top-of-the-mind issues during The Way I See It…® sessions

  • Overlapping Surgery in 2019–Is It Ok and How Should I Do It? (TWISI1)
    Moderator: Vani Sabesan, MD
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data (TWISI2)
    Moderator: Joseph H. Schwab, MD
  • Surgeon Burnout–Consider as a Stress Fracture Versus Insufficiency Fracture (TWISI3)
    Moderator: Alexandra E. Page, MD
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons Changing the Game (TWISI4), presented in conjunction with the Game Changers Paper Session
    Comoderators: Charles M. Davis III, MD, PhD, and Claudette M. Lajam, MD

Gain insight into the newest developments in orthopaedic devices with daily Exhibit Hall tours

Each tour will be led by an AAOS member with expertise in each specialty. Topics include:

  • Biologics
  • Hip and knee
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma

Located in Hall B, Booth 3032, the Innovation Theater exposes you to live interactive demonstrations of innovative products, services, and solutions showcased by medical and technology professionals. Presentations will take place Wednesday–Thursday, March 13–14, 9:45 a.m.–3:35 p.m., and Friday, March 15, 9:45 a.m.–2:35 p.m.

For the complete schedule, visit aaos.org/exhibits.

To create a unique experience customized to your specialization and educational needs, visit aaos.org/annual.