Controversies in the Use of Grafts and Patches in Rotator Cuff Surgery: Augmentation, Interposition, Reinforcement, Superior Capsular Reconstruction and Bio-Inductive Scaffolds (2021 Annual Meeting)
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Expires on Sep 09, 2024
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Non-Member: $80.00
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Credit Offered
3 CME Credits
  • $40 for AANA-Members
  • $80 for Non-Members
Following participation in this ICL, learners should be able to complete the following: recite the biology and mechanics of rotator cuff grafts and patches; identify the indications for augmentation, interposition, superior capsular reconstructions and bio-inductive in-growth scaffolds; and describe the state-of-the-art surgical techniques for arthroscopic graft implantation.

The course will begin with a short overview of graft and patch options available for implantation, followed by a case-based discussion of indications for surgery, state of the art surgical techniques, avoiding complications and a robust discussion of short as well as long-term outcomes. There will be an emphasis on attendee participation and interaction with the faculty.
At the completion of the instructional course, the participants will be able to:
  1. Identify and comprehend the role of grafts and patches in rotator cuff surgery.
  2. Identify the clinical and radiological criteria for specific graft selection.
  3. Have a familiarity with state-of-the-art arthroscopic surgical techniques for graft implantation as well as understanding potential complications and how to avoid them.

Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D. | Jeffrey S. Abrams, M.D. | Mark H. Getelman, M.D. | John M. Tokish, M.D. 

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