AAOS Surgical Skills in Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty

September 22-24, 2023 | Rosemont, IL

Course #2303055

Elevate your surgical skills and expand your approaches for THA and TKA

This comprehensive hands-on course delivers contemporary strategies for preoperative planning, surgical execution, and post-operative management for primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty. Spend most of the course in the cadaver lab honing your surgical skills and practicing current techniques for a variety of procedures with direct guidance from faculty.

Through engaging lectures, video demonstrations, panels, and case discussions, improve your decision-making for surgical approach, implant selection and postoperative challenges. Plus, there’s dedicated time to network with peers and faculty from institutions nationwide, in a small and intimate course setting.

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Learn it. Watch it. Practice it.

Learn how treatment methods for have evolved, from core concepts and patient optimization to controversies and hands-on techniques.

  1. Learn techniques through pre-released videos, live lectures and case reviews
  2. Watch surgical demonstrations
  3. Practice new surgical skills in the state-of-the art cadaver lab

“This course improved my confidence for approaching problems – both from reinforcing that I’m doing the right thing, to expanding my knowledge and surgical skills for addressing these clinical problems."  - Course Attendee

Learn more from Course Director Nicholas J. Giori, MD, PhD, FAAOS:

New! Innovation and Networking Happy Hour

Friday evening at the OLC Education & Conference Center (course location!)

Join your fellow attendees and course faculty for a night of networking, food and drink! Included with your registration, the events offer a forum to:

  • Network with peers from across the country in a casual setting
  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest technology in total knee arthroplasty
  • Participate in raffles for prizes
  • Share your innovative ideas with AAOS representatives and learn about your membership

Course Directors

Nicholas J. Giori, MD, PhD, FAAOS
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Charles L. Nelson, MD, FAAOS
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Hany S. Bedair, MD, FAAOS
Massachusetts General Hospital
Kaplan Joint Center at NWH
Boston, MA

David W. Manning, MD, FAAOS
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Course Faculty

Joshua Bingham, MD, FAAOS
P. Maxwell Courtney, MD, FAAOS
Michael B. Cross, MD, FAAOS
Adam Edelstein, MD, FAAOS
Harold W. Rees, MD, FAAOS
Neil P. Sheth, MD, FACS, FAAOS

Mark J. Spangehl, MD, FAAOS
Matthew W. Squire, MD, MS, FAAOS
T. David Tarity, MD, FAAOS
Kimberly Karin Tucker, MD, FAAOS
Kenneth Urish, MD, PhD, FAAOS

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Registration Fees

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

  • In-person: $2,449
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

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

  • In-person: $1,949
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

PA Member

  • In-person: $1,149
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package


Nonmember Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • In-person: $3,049
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

Nonmember PA

  • In-person: $1,349
  • Add $199 for Course OnDemand Gold Registration Package

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