AAOS Presents: Orthopaedic Infections Course

Objectives & CME Credits

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal infections, including the pathogenesis, host immune response, and the impact of biofilm formation on infection persistence.
  • Learn evidence-based approaches to diagnosing musculoskeletal infections, including clinical evaluation, laboratory tests, imaging modalities, and the role of biopsy and culture techniques in confirming diagnosis.
  • Explore current treatment strategies for musculoskeletal infections, including antimicrobial therapy, surgical interventions such as debridement and implant removal, and the use of local antibiotic delivery systems and adjuvant therapies to optimize outcomes.
  • Develop proficiency in managing complications and challenges associated with musculoskeletal infections, as well as strategies for preventing recurrence and optimizing patient outcomes through interdisciplinary collaboration and patient-centered care.

AMA Credit Designation

AAOS designates this live activity for a pending number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Accreditation Statement

For Physicians: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.