Nearly 265 Hours of CME Content Coming Soon via the Academy’s Orthopaedic Video Theater

The longstanding Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT) Plus collection on soon will include more than 800 orthopaedic surgical technique videos—all from renowned experts and innovators around the globe. OVT’s library of peer-reviewed, high-quality, balanced video presentations features topics from across the orthopaedic landscape from anatomy and arthroscopy to cutting-edge techniques. Now, more than 300 OVT Plus videos will include continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. At 0.75 credits per program, this amounts to nearly 265 hours of CME now available free to AAOS members as a benefit of all levels of membership.

Each OVT Plus video is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure it provides practical instruction, as well as pearls and pitfalls to improve patient outcomes. Each surgical technique video includes indications, pre- and postoperative images, and references, and many include outcomes information. Each video provides perspective from the surgeon’s point of view, from the surgeon’s side of the table.

Of all the OVT Plus submissions received, award-winning programs were chosen and will be recognized at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting, including 10 award winners and seven honorable mentions. This highly esteemed recognition is given to those identified by their peers as having programs that are exceptional in quality and content.

The OVT Plus collection of more than 800 surgical technique videos offers specialty coverage in each area of expertise. OVT provides AAOS members the opportunity to learn new techniques, get refreshers on many topics, and use the videos as reference tools. Discover relevant content with improved search functionality and filters for a totally personalized experience. Visit to earn CME, and view and submit videos today.

The Academy’s Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT) now boasts more than 300 OVT Plus videos that users can access and earn 0.75 continuing medical education (CME) credits for each video they watch and self-assessment completed. To help users navigate through the video content, they can filter videos by a CME tag (top right), as well as look for a CME designation (bottom right) under each video. After a user finishes a video and completes the short self-assessment (left), he or she can claim the credits, which transfer directly to his or her transcript.