Course 804: Comprehensive Knee Course-Ligament, Meniscus, Articular Cartilage SOLD OUT

May 4 to May 6, 2018

The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, IL
CME hours:

Course Chair:
Walter R. Shelton, MD

Master Instructors:
Nicholas A. Sgaglione, MD
Brian J. Cole, MD
Jason A. Craft, MD
Peter R. Kurzweil, MD

This is an advanced comprehensive knee surgical skills course. At its core, this is an advanced knee ligament reconstruction course where the participants will learn surgical techniques of ACL, PCL, posterolateral, posteromedial reconstruction, and how to address the multiple ligament injured knee. Concomitant pathology including meniscus, articular cartilage, extensor mechanism, and malalignment often accompanies these severe ligament injuries. The goal of this advanced knee ligament course is to provide the participant the skills to treat complex knee ligament instabilities and related injuries.

IMPORTANT: We are currently sold out. Physicians may email to be added to the wait list.


Registration Fees

Member: $2,499.00
Non-Member: $2,999.00

Train as a Team

APEx courses were designed with the whole surgical team in mind. Physician attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their PA, NP, RN, or other support staff. There is no better way to prepare for real-world OR situations than to train together.


CME Information

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to distinguish and improve skills in:

  • Single and double bundle ACL reconstruction
  • Single and double bundle PCL reconstruction
  • Posterolateral corner reconstruction
  • Posteromedial corner reconstruction
  • Revision ACL reconstruction
  • Osteochondral allograft transplantation
  • Meniscus repair
  • Meniscus transplantation
  • Osteotomies about the knee
  • Extensor mechanism realignment

Course App will be available for participants to download at least 1 month prior to the course start date. The app contains:

  • Handout materials
  • Lab assignments
  • Videos
  • Registration lists

Target Audience

The primary target audience for Current Concepts in Knee Ligament Procedures is AANA members and non-member orthopaedic surgeons who desire to improve their arthroscopic knowledge and skill in knee surgery.

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 Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation

The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Chair:
Walter R. Shelton, MD

Master Instructors:
Nicholas A. Sgaglione, MD
Brian J. Cole, MD
Jason A. Craft, MD
Peter R. Kurzweil, MD

Travel Information

Air Travel Arrangements

Please fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD).

Gant Travel is the official travel management company for AANA. Please identify yourself as an AANA Course participant. Gant Travel offers full mileage credit for frequent flyers.

Gant Travel Contact:
Toll-Free: (800) 621-1083
Hours: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience AANA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites Rosemont Chicago O’Hare (9480 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018). The room rate is $134 per night plus tax (subject to change). Reservations can be made up to four weeks prior to the course.

For hotel reservations please call (847) 692-3000 and identify yourself as an Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) registrant.

Reservations can also be made online through the Hampton Inn & Suites website:
Book a Hotel Room

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Requests for refunds must be received in writing by the AANA office at least four weeks prior to the start of the course. Refunds will not be issued for requests received less than four weeks before the start of the course.

Cancellation Fee: $500.00

Course Transfers

You may switch courses within the same year, space permitting, by notifying AANA in writing at least four weeks prior to the course.

Transfer Fee: $200.00

*Course content and faculty subject to change.