24th Annual AAOS/AOSSM/AANA Sports Medicine Course

Objectives & CME Credits

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Compare and contrast the various surgical and nonsurgical treatment protocols for instability conditions of the knee, injuries to knee ligaments, and cartilage disorders
  • To understand the principles of total shoulder arthroplasty, from safe anatomic approarches, exposure and then implant choice and options
  • To review the common hip disorders encountered in sports medicine practice as well as both nonoperative and operative management of hip labral tears, bony impingement, tendon disorders and extra-articular joint pain
  • To identify the anatomy and mechanics of the AC joint-and to review nonoperative and operative treatments for AC joint disorders
  • Review the anatomy, function and injuries of the acromioclavicular joint of the shoulder, and both non-operative and operative treatment strategies for athletic AC joint injuries
  • Evaluate indications for tenotomy vs. tenodesis for biceps tendon pathology
  • Review performance enhancing medications, side effects, screening protocols, workup, and deficiency of athletes with sports endocrine axis disorders.
  • Prescribe correct knee, shoulder and hand/wrist rehabilitation protocols to maximize post-surgical and post-injury function.
  • Compare short-term and long-term treatment strategies for team physicians
  • Identify practice efficiencies, optimal use of physician extenders (ultrasound, injections, etc.), and cost reductions in the ambulatory setting

AMA Credit Designation

AAOS designates this live activity for 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit amount pending. 

Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers

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The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (BOC AP#: P460) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for 20.75 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. Credit amount pending. 

 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.