AAOS Surgical Skills in Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty

Program Details

Look forward to:

  • Substantial lab time practicing techniques
  • Demonstrations of multiple surgical approaches
  • Expanded content on cutting-edge technology
  • Practice management updates
  • Interacting with peers and faculty during small group breakout sessions

Hear from Faculty of the 2022 Course!

“It is great to hear perspectives from surgeon thought leaders from around the country. I always pick up something new from the course.  The smaller and collegial scale of the course fosters personal discussions and relationship-building which is not possible at larger courses.”

- Nicholas J. Giori, MD, PhD, FAAOS

“This course is very intimate and the interactions between the faculty and attendees facilitates great discussions and two-way knowledge exchange. It is a great opportunity to learn the pearls from my colleagues and then try them out in the lab while they are fresh in my mind. I have taught at this course for more than 20 years and every time I participate I learn something new that I can directly apply to my practice. Knee replacement is ever evolving, and we all learn from each other.”

- Henry D. Clarke, MD, FAAOS

“It’s an opportunity to improve my knowledge of the topics covered in the course to help my patients, and to interact with colleagues throughout the country in both didactic and cadaver environments.”

- David Tarity, MD, FAAOS

“Like course attendees, I learn tips and tricks from other faculty while attending this course”

- Tiffany Castillo, MD, FAAOS

“I have participated in the program in the past and greatly enjoyed the excellent faculty and up-to-date topics.”

- Jeremy Gililland, MD, FAAOS

“There are some of the best mentors and faculty members teaching this course. I learn new tips and techniques all the time. I look forward to reinforcing my own education with emerging technologies.”

- Brett R. Levine, MD, MS, FAAOS

“It's an enjoyable session with lots of good information and discussion”

- David Backstein MD, MEd, FRCSC

“This course keeps me up-to-date with the latest in knee arthroplasty surgery. I enjoy coming back and learning from my colleagues, and also from the attendees. I like to know that what I'm doing is on par with that of my colleagues.”

- Mark J. Spangehl, MD, FAAOS

Who Should Attend?

Orthopaedic surgeons who want to expand their approaches and modernize techniques for total hip or total knee replacement.

Bring your PAs and NPs for a unique opportunity to work together and strengthen your performance as a team! PAs and NPs can attend lectures, view surgical demonstrations, and shadow in the lab.

AAOS will consider the requests of persons with disabilities for reasonable modifications of policies, practices, and procedures or for auxiliary aids and services where necessary to provide them access to AAOS facilities, services and products. AAOS encourages that such requests be made as soon as possible to enhance AAOS’ ability to accommodate the requests. All such requests should be submitted to the AAOS Courses Team at cmecourses@aaos.org

Participant Requirements

Surgical participants in Academy surgical skills programs must have completed or be currently enrolled in a residency program accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Surgeons from outside of the United States are required to have similar residency program credentials.

PAs can attend lectures, view surgical demonstrations, and observe in the lab accompanied by an orthopaedic surgeon.

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.