AAOS/ASSH Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopic and Open Procedures: Techniques and Innovations

April 14-15, 2023, Rosemont, IL

Course #2303046

Back and better than ever: Your can’t miss elbow and wrist surgical skills course, presented by AAOS and ASSH!

Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning experience featuring two action-packed days of lectures, debates, panels, hands-on surgical skills labs and networking with your peers. Leading faculty deliver cutting-edge approaches and novel techniques for treating a variety of wrist and elbow conditions.

  • Explore controversies in elbow surgery with point-counterpoint debates and case-based learning
  • Practice open and arthroscopic procedures with state-of-the-art equipment, technology and lab setting
  • Interact with fellow attendees and course faculty with case discussions, dedicated Q&A sessions, and an evening networking event with food, drink, and raffles

View the course schedule for session details

New! Premium Lab Table Experience

AAOS and ASSH are thrilled to offer the opportunity to enhance your cadaver lab time with a special 1:1 format. For an additional fee of $699, you can spend the duration of all lab sessions with one of the renowned course faculty members, working one-on-one at your own table, with your own cadaver specimen. This means even more hands-on practice, time with new technology, and exchange with faculty for a personalized learning experience like no other!

  • Table Price: $699
  • Only 3 spots available! 1 spot remiains!

Purchase Instructions:

If you are a new registrant, simply add the special session in Step 3 ("Select Sessions") during checkout.

Already registered? You can still upgrade your course experience!
Revisit registration link, which will show that you are already registered. Select "View Registration", then click "Edit". At this point, you can add the Premium Table at Step 2 ("Select Sessions") and proceed to checkout.

For assistance, please call AAOS Customer Service at 800-626-6726.

“I have spent the last thirty years operating on the upper extremity, both open and arthroscopically, and enjoy sharing my experience and maybe even a pearl or two, with surgeons interested in learning the techniques. Nothing is as exciting and fulfilling as helping someone learn a new technique and watching the ‘aha’ moments!”
– John V. Ingari, MD, FAAOS

Spend 8 hours in the cadaver lab practicing techniques within:

Elbow Arthroscopy

  • Elbow Portals
  • Treatment of Inflammatory and Osteoarthritis
  • OCD
  • Tennis Elbow

Fractures and Reconstruction

  • Radial Head, Lateral, Medial Instability, Distal Biceps, Coronoid Fractures
  • Lateral Instability vs. Distal Biceps vs. Endoscopic Ulnar Nerve
  • Radial Head Fractures vs. Distal Biceps vs. Endoscopic Ulnar Nerve
  • Coronoid Fractures vs. Medial Instability vs. Distal Biceps vs. Endoscopic Ulnar Nerve     
  • Dissection of Morning Specimens and Surgical Exposures

Wrist Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

  • Portals
  • Ganglionectomy
  • TFCC Debridement and TFCC Repair
  • RF Capsular Shrinkage
  • TFCC Tears and Ulnar Impaction

Intrinsic Ligament Tears of the Wrist, Carpal Fractures

  • SL
  • Scaphoid Fx
  • Small Joint Arthroscopy

Reconstructive and Salvage Procedures in Wrist Surgery

“This course has not been held for a number of years, is the best source of training for this type of surgery, and is not offered elsewhere.”

– Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS

Course Directors

Julie E. Adams, MD, FAAOS
University of Tennesee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Dawn LaPorte, MD, FAAOS
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Course Faculty

Megan A. Conti Mica, MD, FAAOS
Jacqueline A. Geissler, MD, FAAOS 
William B. Geissler, MD, FAAOS
Michael R. Hausman, MD, FAAOS
Thomas B. Hughes Jr, MD, FAAOS
John V. Ingari, MD, FAAOS

Mark S. Rekant, MD, FAAOS
Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS
Robert W. Wysocki Jr, MD, FAAOS
Youssra Marjoua, MD

Faculty Details

“The course co-chairs have assembled an excellent faculty who I am excited to learn from.”

– William B. Geissler, MD, FAAOS

Registration Fees


AAOS Member, Candidate Member, Associate Member,
International Member, Emeritus Member

  • In-person: $2,399
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

Resident, Post-Residency in Fellowship, U.S. Military 

  • In-person: $1,799
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

PA Member

  • In-person: $999
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package


Nonmember Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • In-person: $2,899
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

Nonmember PA

  • In-person: $1,199
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

Add the Course Recording for Only $199!

Supplement your notes, hear it all again for improved retention, and earn 8 additonal CME! This self-directed web-based program lets you engage at your convenience across your devices.

Select the "Course Plus OnDemand Access" option during registration. Product will be available 4 - 6 weeks following the course.

The Academy would like to thank the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) 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.