Advanced Concepts of Complex Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents, PGY 3-5

June 2 - 4, 2023, Rosemont, IL

Course #2303045

Residents! Advance your surgical skills for complex and revision TKA and THA with guidance from expert faculty

Experience 2.5 content-packed days rotating between dynamic classroom sessions and hands-on cadaver labs, refining your skills for an array of advanced foundational hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. This course is specially designed for senior residents, in PGY's 3 - 5. 

Engaging lectures, lively faculty panels, and small-group case discussions round out your experience, covering important topics including:

  • Preoperative planning for complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement
  • Extensile approaches to revision hip and knee replacement
  • Acetabular bone loss assessment and approach to reconstruction in revision THA
  • Revision THA: extended trochanteric osteotomy and choice of  femoral stem
  • Revision TKA: augments, metaphyseal fixation and stems
  • Periprosthetic joint infection: prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • Use of technology to assist complex primary and revision TJA
  • Career planning and advice for the future arthroplasty surgeon
    • How to Be a Successful Fellowship Candidate
    • How to Choose a Practice
    • Career Lessons – Things I Wish I Knew Earlier

Spend over 7 hours in the lab practicing surgical approaches, working closely with course faculty in a personalized learning environment:

Total Hip Replacement

  • Basic OR Skills
    • Philosophy of Surgery
    • Case Set Up
    • Saw Bones (Retractor Management and Screw Trajectories)
    • Concepts of Reaming in Revision THA
    • Extensile Surgical Approaches to THA: DA, PL, Anterolateral (choose one)
    • Acetabular Preparation w. Creation of Bone Defects
    • New! Cementing in Femoral Component
  • New! Removing Well Fixed Stem
  • Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy
  • Femoral Revision Components
  • Passing Cables +/- Trochanteric Claw Plate
  • Anatomic Dissection of Hip Specimen

Total Knee Replacement

  • New! Cementing Primary TKA
  • Explanting Cemented TKA Including Extensile Exposure
  • Revision TKA, Stems, Cones vs. Sleeves
  • New! Mesh Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction
  • Complete Knee Dissection

NEW for PGY 1-3 Residents: Fundamental Concepts of Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, April 28 - 30, 2023
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Course Directors

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Erik N. Hansen, MD, FAAOS
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

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Carlos A. Higuera-Rueda, MD, FAAOS
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Registration Fees

Registration is limited to orthopaedic residents.

Resident Registration Fee: $999

The Academy would like to thank the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Hip Society and The Knee Society for the many contributions made by its members in the presentation of this program. The Academy and orthopaedic specialty societies work together to provide orthopaedic surgeons with the highest quality educational programs and publications. This cooperative spirit among colleague organizations is an important resource and valuable asset for the orthopaedic community.