25th 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 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. 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 a pending number of Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program. Credit amount pending. 

Allied Health Professionals: The AAOS is not accredited to offer credit for nurses and other Allied Health Professionals. To determine if activities offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for your licensing or certification needs please contact the relevant organizations directly.

PAs: You may be able to claim a pending number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for this activity based on AAOS’ ACCME accreditation. Please contact relevant organizations directly for review and approval.

 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.