AAOS Surgical Skills in Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty

Objectives & CME Credits

Learning Objectives

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

• Complete a thorough preoperative plan for primary total hip arthroplasty including preoperative medical optimization, stem designs, fixation options and bearing surfaces.
• Understand the anterior and posterior approaches to total hip arthroplasty and how to achieve excellent cemented and uncemented implant fixation. Learn expert tips and tricks for achieving excellent results and avoiding problems.
• Plan a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, select the proper patients, perform the surgery with and without robotic assistance, and understand technical tips that will optimize results and avoid problems.
• Plan a total knee arthroplasty, understand current thought on alignment, perform the surgery with and without robotic assistance, learn how to correct deformity and achieve a balanced knee, and learn how to address challenging skin, hardware, and deformity issues.
• Understand how to work up a painful total joint arthroplasty for infection, instability, loosening, and stiffness.
• Understand important factors in practice management including current economic trends, setting up and running an outpatient total joint program, collecting PROMS, and incorporating new technology to manage patients

AMA Credit Designation

AAOS designates this live activity for a pending number 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.