AAOS Comprehensive Resident Total Hip & Knee Course: From Cutting Your Teeth to Cutting Out Implants

April 19 - 21, 2024, Rosemont, IL

Course #2403389

Residents! Expand your surgical skills for hip and knee arthroplasty!

Attention, residents! Don't overlook the chance to broaden your knowledge and enhance your technical skills in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty! This course offers a dynamic blend of lectures and hands-on labs, featuring a minimum of 6 hours of interactive cadaveric dissection under the guidance of world-class arthroplasty faculty.

Engaging lectures, lively faculty panels, and case discussions round out your experience, covering important topics including:

  • Arthroplasty principles
  • Surgical anatomy
  • Implant design
  • Preoperative planning and templating
  • Perioperative protocols
  • Revision TKA and THA

View the course program for more details.

"I absolutely loved this course. It was resident-centered throughout, focusing on education through case examples, presented in an informal and laidback setting." - Course Participant

NEW! JAAOS Journal Club Podcast

Listen to the latest JAAOS Journal Club podcast for a discussion leading up to the course! In this episode, course directors Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD, MSc, FAAOSNathanael D. Heckmann, MD along with course faculty Ryland P. Kagan, MD, FAAOS, explore a variety of hip and knee arthroplasty research articles. Listen in!

Course Directors


Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD, MSc, FAAOS
LSU School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Nathanael D. Heckmann, MD
Keck Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, CA

Course Faculty

Jenna A. Bernstein, MD
Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, FAAOS
Yale Fillingham, MD, FAAOS
Alexis Gaskin, MD, FAAOS
Ugonna N. Ihekweazu, MD, FAAOS
Ryland P. Kagan, MD, FAAOS

Cameron Ledford, MD, FAAOS
Brett R. Levine, MD, MS, FAAOS
David G. Lewallen, MD, FAAOS
Elizabeth Lieberman, MD
Joshua C. Rozell, MD, FAAOS

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Registration Fees

Registration is limited to orthopaedic residents.

Resident Registration Fee: $999

Experience the state-of-the-art OLC Education & Conference Center

Experience the state-of-the-art OLC Education & Conference Center.

Take a virtual tour here!

The OLC provides a world-class clinical setting for physicians, surgeons and medical professionals from around the world to develop new skills and advance surgical skills. The spacious bio-skills lab is designed for hands-on teaching and offers the most expansive learning environment of its kind anywhere, including:

  • Twenty-four fully equipped workstations
  • A large-format high-definition display with 80” LED displays and 30’ wide screens
  • A separate demonstration area equipped with three HD broadcast cameras, with one on a jimmy jib to enable overhead shots
  • A staging/cleaning room for instrumentation and equipment
  • A decontamination room for instrumentation and equipment cleansing
  • Dynamic display monitors throughout the facility show event schedules, airline flight information, and other pertinent meeting content
  • On-site locker rooms for participants to change and secure personal belongings
  • Ample pre-function space for networking breaks and receptions