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Treatment Innovations for Massive & Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears (AANA22)
  • $40 for AANA-Members
  • $80 for Non-Members
ICL Description
Massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears in patients without significant glenohumeral arthritis can be challenging for the treating surgeon. Recent innovations in treating this common shoulder pathology have improved the available surgical options and clinical outcomes. This ICL reviews established surgical techniques and discuss the current indications for each of these surgical options. Technical tips and pearls are highlighted. Case-based presentations focus on decision-making, application of surgical techniques and avoiding complications. Upon conclusion of the course, learners will have an enhanced understanding of the latest innovative techniques available and will be able to confidently apply these techniques to optimize their patients' outcomes.
Learning Objectives
At the completion of the instructional course, the participants should be able to:
  1. Confidently discuss the latest innovative surgical options for their patients with a massive or irreparable rotator cuff tear.
  2. Have a significantly enhanced understanding of the advantages and potential pitfalls of each surgical option; effectively incorporate these innovative surgical techniques into their practice.
  3. Optimize their surgical technique so as to minimize the risk of complication and optimize their patient outcomes.
Peter S. Vezeridis, M.D. | Felix H. Savoie III, M.D. | Joseph A. Abboud, M.D. | Bassem El Hassan, M.D.
Technical Requirements
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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Aug 28, 2025
Cost: Member: $40.00
Non-Member: $80.00
ASES Member: $80.00
Credit Offered:
3 CME Credits

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