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APEX Knee & Shoulder Course-Online Didactic (November 2020)
Course Description

Designed for both the casual and advanced arthroscopist, this course will focus on the latest techniques in both shoulder and knee arthroscopy. This course features two full days of hands-on skills training in the cadaver lab in tandem with pre-recorded lecture presentations accessible prior to the course to reduce the amount of time spent in a large-group learning environment. This also allows more time at your home base with your patients by eliminating the Friday coursework while giving you the freedom to view didactic content as your schedule allows. Saturday and Sunday are exclusively dedicated to hands-on cadaver lab skills training – this is the hallmark of AANA Lab Courses. We will be enforcing the new AANA Safe Strides™ initiative to ensure your safety and comfort during these in-person interactions.

Additional course features include: live webinars with panel discussions, Q&A and breakout sessions; interactive, real-time social media discussions; a reading reference list; and more!

The agenda includes content such as:

  • ACL Grafts, Tunnels and Fixation: Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • Isolation Cartilage Defects: How Do You Pick Your Cartilage Procedure – An Algorithm for Success in 2020
  • Orthobiologics in the Knee: My In-Office Discussions and Utilization – What’s Appropriate Based on Evidence?
  • Open Latarjet: Reproducible Technique to Avoid Complications
  • Reproducible Bankart Repair: Technical Pearls
  • And more!
Course Chairs & Faculty

Course Chairs:
Kevin F. Bonner, M.D., Ian K.Y. Lo, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., Nicholas A. Sgaglione, M.D., Joseph C. Tauro, M.D.

Paul E. Caldwell, M.D., Brian Chilelli, M.D., Nathan K. Endres, M.D., Robert E. Hunter, M.D., Patrick Wakefield Joyner, M.D., M.S., Jason L. Koh, M.D., Christian Lattermann, M.D., James P. Leonard, M.D., Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D., Clayton W. Nuelle, M.D., Steven E. Rokito, M.D., Matthew J. Salzler, M.D., Christopher W. Uggen, M.D., Kenneth R. Zaslav, M.D., and more!

Course Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand current controversies and recommended treatments for knee injuries including the appropriate indications for surgery and employ the latest techniques for surgical repair and reconstruction
  2. Accurately identify the most important shoulder pathologies, understand the appropriate indications for surgery and employ the latest techniques for surgical repair and reconstruction
  3. Familiarize with ultrasonic evaluation of knee and shoulder anatomy and patho-anatomy and the use of ultrasonography as an aid for needle placement in and around these joints
Target Audience

The primary target audience for Shoulder/Knee Lab Course is AANA members and other healthcare professionals who desire to improve their arthroscopic knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes.

Statement of Need
AANA has determined the need for this live educational activity based on identifying professional practice gaps, previous course evaluations and the AANA Self-Assessment Examination. The educational content of this activity was based upon current issues and topics provided by AANA planning committees and membership.
Credit Designation

The Arthroscopic Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Arthroscopic Association of North America designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity may also help fulfill the Maintenance of Certification credit requirements mandated by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Technical Requirements
  • Recommended PC Browsers: Microsoft Edge (Latest Version), Mozilla Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome (Latest Version)
  • Recommended Mac Browsers: Safari (Latest Version), Mozilla Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome (Latest Version) 
  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled. High speed internet connections recommended for viewing of high-resolution images or videos contained in program


Technical Assistance
If you have questions concerning this enduring educational activity, please contact
Availability: On-Demand
Available Nov 07, 2020 to Nov 06, 2023
Cost: Member: $300.00
Non-Member: $425.00
ASES Member: $425.00
Credit Offered: 11 CME Credits

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