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APEX Advanced Comprehensive Knee Arthroscopy-Online Didactic (June 2021)
Course Description

This comprehensive surgical skills course focuses on current controversies in knee meniscus, ligament, patellofemoral and articular cartilage-related injuries and procedures. This course emphasizes advanced meniscus repair and transplantation techniques. An all-star faculty guides learners through discussions on the latest clinical algorithms, backed by peer-reviewed publications and cutting-edge surgical techniques. Learners will hear differing perspectives on controversial topics debated by distinct expert faculty members, gain insights from recorded case-based panel discussions and discover pearls on how to avoid complications to ensure clinical success.

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:

  • TTO: When and How
  • New Technology Debate: Use Them Now vs Not Ready for Primetime
  • Cartilage Injury with PF Instability: How do I Manage?
  • Don't Bother with Repair--Partial Meniscectomy is Best for These Tear Types
  • Larger Lesion Debate: MACI
  • And more!
Course Chairs & Faculty

Course Co-Chairs:
Aaron J. Krych, M.D.
Andreas H. Gomoll, M.D.

Master Instructor:
Cassandra A. Lee, M.D.
Brian R. Waterman, M.D.

Todd C. Battaglia, M.D., M.S., FAANA, Paul E. Caldwell, M.D., FAANA, Brian Chilelli, M.D., Matthew Crowe, M.D., Scott C. Faucett, M.D., M.S., Andrew Gregory Geeslin, M.D., David Hartigan M.D., Betina Hinckel, M.D., Patrick Wakefield Joyner, M.D., M.S., Jason L. Koh, M.D., Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D., FAANA, Clayton William Nuelle, M.D., FAANA, Kelechi R. Okoroha, M.D., Andrea Spiker, M.D., Miho Jean Tanaka, M.D., M.A., Matthew A. Tao, M.D., Marc Tompkins, M.D., Adam B. Yanke, M.D., Ph.D.

Course Learning Objectives

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

  1. Understand current advanced meniscus repair and transplantation strategies and techniques including controversial decision-making on when to repair or restore the meniscus.
  2. Determine the appropriate indications and technique for patellofemoral procedures including MPFL, tubercle osteotomy, and trochleoplasty.
  3. Comprehend current controversies in primary and revision intra- and extra-articular ligament reconstruction including contemporary surgical techniques.
  4. Formulate appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of articular cartilage defects and pathology as well as to learn the latest surgical technique options available to address these problems.
Target Audience

The primary target audience for Advanced 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 6 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
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Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $125.00
Non-Member: $250.00
ASES Member: $250.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered

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