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2022 Educational Objectives

2022 Educational Objectives & Course Descriptions

Workup and Diagnosis of Prosthetic Joint Infections
Workup and diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection of the hip and knee including interpretation and utilization of various imaging, blood tests, and synovial studies.
Learning Objectives:

  • Become aware of various studies associated with the workup of PJI’s and how and when they can or should be used.
  • Learn established workflow and criteria to successfully diagnose PJI’s of the hip and knee.
  • Identify the difference between diagnostic criteria of acute and chronic PJI’s.

Press Fit Total Hip Replacement for Patients Over 75
When performing a total hip replacement, there are a multitude of approaches, implants, and fixation methods from which to choose. The purpose of this presentation is to critically evaluate the literature in regards to femoral stem fixation in patients over the age of 75.
Learning Objectives:

  • Review complications, revision rates, patient satisfaction, and longevity of press fit vs cemented femoral stems.
  • Discuss stem specific designs appropriate for press fit fixation in patients over 75.
  • Review and discuss relative contraindications for press fit femoral stem fixation in patients over 75.

Femoral Neck Fractures: When to Perform a Total Hip Replacement
Review literature and guidelines for when and if it is appropriate or indicated to perform a total hip replacement for a displaced femoral neck fracture.
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patient specific factors that suggest outcomes of total hip replacement may be superior to other surgical options for displaced femoral neck fractures.
  • Identify surgeon or facility specific factors that suggest outcomes of total hip replacement may be inferior to other surgical options for displaced femoral neck fractures.
  • Discuss risks of total hip replacement for femoral neck fracture compared to elective total hip replacement for degenerative joint diseases.

Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty: Are you cementing enough?
Review recent data regarding cemented hip replacement, indications for use and review of techniques.
Learning Objectives:

  • Review recent data support cementation in patients over 75.
  • Review indications for using cement.
  • Discuss cementing techniques and trouble shooting.

Volunteering in Africa: What are you going to do with your dash?
This talks centers around the barriers to orthopedic care in African countries and how individuals can overcome such barriers to provide critical care in third world countries.
Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the current barriers of providing orthopedic care in Africa.
  • Learn examples of successes in providing orthopedic care in Africa.
  • Learn how to overcome barriers to providing care in Africa.

Women in Orthopaedics: A Historical Perspective
A historical perspective of women in orthopaedics to current day with highlighted current literature from a DEI perspective in Orthopaedics.
Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the origins of women in orthopaedics.
  • Understand the current status of women in orthopaedics.
  • Learn about current research trends.

Treatment of Common Hand Injuries
Review common hand injuries seen by community general orthopaedic surgeons including mallet fingers, PIP joint injuries, and phalanx fractures.  Update on current recommendations on treating these common injuries.
Learning Objectives:

  • Review the common treatment approaches for mallet fingers. 
  • Discuss and update current surgical and non-surgical treatment options for PIP injuries and phalanx fractures.

Hand & Wrist Sports Injuries
Discuss common hand and wrist injuries sustained in sports.
Learning Objectives:

  • Review scaphoid, TFCC, and SL ligament injuries.
  • Provide an update on current treatment recommendations. 
  • Discuss imaging modalities preferred for these injuries.

Fluoroscopy Radiation Cancer and Cataracts: Fake News or Fact?
This presentation includes a review of the scientific data for the risks of intraoperative fluoroscopic scatter radiation, for who is at risk, and for methods to mitigate exposure.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the risk of negative health effects due to scatter radiation.
  • Understand which position in the OR has the highest radiation exposure.
  • Learn how to modify C arm settings to reduce radiation.

Obesity and Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures
This course will include tips and tricks for IT fractures in the obese as well as a synopsis of outcomes.
Learning Objectives:

  • Lateral nailing without fracture table pros and cons.
  • Supine nailing fracture table pros and cons.
  • Avoiding and managing complications.

Periprosthetic Fracture Management: Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements
Concise tips and tricks for the treatment of these problem fractures.
Learning Objectives:

  • When to nail.
  • When to plate.
  • When to nail plate.

Early Weight Bearing after Lower Extremity Trauma
Comprehensive review of best science regarding weight bearing of lower extremity fracture by anatomic region.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand when to limit weight bearing.
  • Understand consequences of weight bearing restriction.

Artificial Intelligence in Orthopedics
Broad overview of artificial intelligence. What are the constituent parts. How will those parts have a role in orthopedics moving forward.
Learning Objectives:

  • Better sense of what goes in the AI bucket. 
  • How the tools in AI have the potential to improve outcomes. 
  • Function to remove potential outliers in practice.

Hip-Spine Relationship
A review of challenges in diagnosing and managing hip vs spine pathology.
Learning Objectives:

  • Able to differentiate hip vs spine pathology.
  • Understand impact of surgery in patients with both hip and spine pathology.
  • Review surgical complications and outcomes in patients with hip-spine syndrome

Robotics and Navigation in Total Knee Arthroplasty: An Overview
Define the different types of navigation and robotics available in total knee arthroplasty, as well as the relevant literature regarding the radiographic and clinical outcome differences between navigated, robotics and manual total knee arthroplasty.
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the differences between navigation, active robotics and passive robotics.
  • Briefly describe the benefits and potential pitfalls of different types of robotic platforms.
  • Be able to describe the relevant outcomes with manual vs robotic total knee arthroplasty.

How many TikTok channels do you need? The role of social media in orthopedics.
We will discuss the role that social media can play in the development of an orthopedic practice. How to leverage social media in your practice for both marketing and networking, and…learning. We will also cover from a legal standpoint what is permissible to post on public social media platforms.
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the different social media platforms available.
  • Be able to articulate the positives and negative roles that social media can play in the field of orthopedics.
  • Describe what is legal and what is breaking PHI to post on social media regarding patient care.

Cemented vs Cementless TKA vs. The French Paradox
We will discuss the relevant literature regarding total knee arthroplasty fixation techniques including cemented vs press fit techniques and the expected outcomes as well as some expert opinions (not mine) in the matter. We will discuss decision making processes as well as when to bail to cemented technique during surgery. Finally the short and midterm outcomes of cementless vs cemented TKA’s will be discussed.
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the indications for utilizing either partial or fully cementless techniques
  • Describe when cementless technique should be abandoned for cemented implants.
  • Describe the short and mid-term outcomes regarding longevity and PROMS of cemented vs cementless components

Cervical vs Shoulder: Who is the Culprit?
Describe and review cervical clinical problems, and their overlap with shoulder pathology.
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the anatomy and exam of the cervical spine.
  • Delineate the various clinical conditions and their common presentation.
  • Describe ways to help identify if the problem is cervical or shoulder related.

Lumbar Spine Update: Current Trends
Update on the lumbar spine.
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe some of the more recent trends in the lumbar spine literature.
  • Describe recent treatment recommendations for common lumbar conditions.
  • Identify ways to change treatment of lumbar problems.

MRI Pearls
Rapid fire MRI pearls for general orthopaedic MR interpretation and ordering.
Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize common artifacts in orthopaedic MR imaging.
  • Understand basic concepts to facilitate efficient diagnosis.
  • Tricks for ordering- reduce questions and optimize exam performance.

Point of Care – Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Overview of the application/use of musculoskeletal ultrasound at the point of care in sports medicine and orthopaedic clinical settings.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the common applications for diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound.
  • Learn the common approaches to acquiring skills to perform point of care diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Discuss business aspects of diagnostic ultrasound (billing/coding/credentialing).

Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – Injections and Beyond
Overview of common procedural applications of ultrasound for clinical management of sports medicine and orthopaedic patients.
Learning Objectives:

  • Learn common ultrasound guided injections techniques.
  • Discuss literature related to accuracy, efficacy related to ultrasound guided injections.
  • Review business aspects of ultrasound guided injection (billing, coding, credentialing).

Orthobiologics: Spotlight on Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
This course will review common applications for the orthobiologic PRP, discuss common applications, review literature and discuss techniques used.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the common clinical questions related to PRP.
  • Appreciate injection and clinical practice issues related to PRP.
  • Review the business of PRP – setting up in clinic.

ACL Reconstruction Using the Quad Tendon
This course will discuss the recent increase in quadriceps ACL reconstruction and review the supporting literature.
Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of quadriceps ACL reconstruction
  • Gain an understanding of how quadriceps graft compares to other graft options
  • Learn advantages and technical pearls of All-Inside techniques

High Volume Outpatient Total Joint Replacement: A Recipe for Success
Presentation of clinical workflow at high volume TJR ASC including outcome with specific attention to patient selection, preparation and surgical/anesthetic techniques.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how a team approach improves outcomes.
  • Learn why standardization and protocols are important.
  • Learn how data collection and analysis leads to process evolution.

AAOS Update
Provide current state of Academy and ongoing programs and initiatives. In depth discussion of the AAOS Biologics Initiative, the new Resident Curriculum and the Academy’s Diversity Program.
Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be updated on quality programs, advocacy; membership, leadership and volunteer activities, as well as educational opportunities.
  • Attendees will learn about the three major initiatives of the AAOS highlighting the need for programs, where these programs fit within the AAOS Strategic Plan and long-term impact, and opportunities these programs will provide to fellows and members.
  • Attendees will learn about the need for uniform resident curriculum, compare uniform curriculum to existing curriculum and outline opportunities afforded with the new digital platform.

Femoral Neck Fractures in the Young
This presentation will discuss issues related to femoral neck fractures in younger patients.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the pathology of femoral neck fractures in the young.
  • Understand the treatment options.
  • Understand the surgeon controlled factors associated with failure.

Current Management of Patella Fractures
This course will review the current management of patella fractures.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand mechanics of patella fixation.
  • Understand plating techniques.
  • Understand augmentation.

Creating Equality of Fracture Care Throughout the World
Discussion of how fractures are treated in developing countries with minimal supplies and language barriers.
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the problems that surgeons in developing countries must face.
  • Discuss procedures and equipment developed to treat these fractures.
  • Determine ideas and goals of OAOS surgeons in audience.

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