Instructional Course Lectures (ICLs) are included in registration this year – there’s no additional cost! However we expect space to go quickly, so be sure to secure your seat and your desired lectures by registering now.
Below you can find all available ICLs at this year's meeting!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

ICL 101
Title: Considerations and Challenges in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This ICL will review workup considerations and technical challenges in ACL reconstruction, including bone loss, tunnel malposition, malalignment correction and utilizing extra-articular procedures. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Define strategies for managing femoral and tibial bone loss and/or malpositioned tunnels in revision ACL reconstruction, including one- versus two-staged approaches and alternative graft sources (e.g. quadriceps, contralateral patellar tendon, iliotibial band); discuss common indications and preferred techniques for a lateral extra-articular procedure in the treatment of primary or revision ACL reconstruction; and critically evaluate the role of periarticular knee osteotomy for the treatment of revision ACL reconstruction. Participants will also receive technical tips and pearls.
Faculty
Aman Dhawan M.D.
Brian R. Waterman M.D., FAANA
Seth L. Sherman M.D.
Jonathan F. Dickens M.D., MDLTC, MC
Michael J. Alaia M.D.

ICL 102
Title: Hype, Promise and Reality: Orthopaedic Use of Biologics in 2022
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
Orthobiologics is an emerging field which offers great promise, but the interest in the lay press has outstripped the science. This course covers the established applications of orthobiologics, as well as emerging areas of interest and the regulatory aspects of using these emerging devices and products. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: understand the available biologics for orthopaedics; gain exposure to the investigational work in orthobiologics; and understand an overview of the regulatory aspects of orthobiologics.
Faculty
Stephen C. Weber M.D.
Scott A. Rodeo M.D.
Jason L. Dragoo M.D.
Cassandra A. Lee M.D.
Jorge Chahla M.D., Ph.D.

ICL 103
Title: Arthroscopic Glenoid Reconstruction, Bone Blocks and Transfers in the Management of Complex Shoulder Instability With Bone Loss: Advanced Concepts and Surgical Techniques: Interactive and Case -Based
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
The course will consist of a brief overview of bone loss and current strategies, including how to measure and evaluate critical bone loss in the clinical setting. Multiple cases on anterior, posterior and combined instabilities will be presented, highlighting the complex decision-making process, the thorough preoperative assessment followed by state-of-the-art surgical innovations, tools and techniques. Robust audience participation will be encouraged and faculty will vigorously debate controversial positions. At the conclusion of the ICL, the participants will be familiar with all of the current solutions for complex shoulder instability with bone loss. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: preoperatively assess complex shoulder instability with significant bone loss to include the physical examination, imaging and on-track, off-track determinations; implement state-of-the-art surgical techniques and concepts required to achieve shoulder stability; make clinical decisions regarding which options are most appropriate for differing levels of bone loss and associated soft tissue compromise; and cite pertinent published clinical results with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine during the debates and discussion.
Faculty
Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D.
Mark H. Getelman, M.D., FAANA
Rachel M. Frank, M.D.
John M Tokish, M.D., FAANA

ICL 104
Title: The Failed Hip Arthroscopy - How to Successfully Manage (and Not Replace) It
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This ICL will discuss how to approach a failed hip arthroscopy. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: systematically work up the failed femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) surgical patient to identify the cause of failure to maximize outcome success; describe the indications and technique for capsular reconstruction of the hip; and choose the best labral reconstruction technique, including graft choice, to address labral tissue deficiency.
Faculty
Marc R. Safran M.D.
Marc J. Philippon M.D.
Ajay C. Lall, M.D.
Andrea M. Spiker, M.D.

Friday, May 20, 2022

ICL 201
Title: Cartilage Injury of the Knee: Current Controversies in 2022
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This ICL will focus on current treatment strategies for articular cartilage, highlighting the controversies and different approaches from a diverse faculty perspective. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: recognize the current indications for nonoperative and operative treatment options for focal cartilage lesions; understand the “best” evidence available for nonoperative and operative treatment options for focal cartilage lesions; and describe the advantages/disadvantages of different surgical options for the knee with articular cartilage defects and arthritis.
Faculty
Aaron J. Krych, M.D.
Rachel M. Frank M.D.
Andreas H. Gomoll, M.D.
Paul E. Caldwell, M.D., FAANA

ICL 202
Title: Controversies in the Overhead Athlete's Shoulder
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This course will discuss the following topics: pathomechanics and scapular dyskinesis; how to treat the throwing athlete including Batter's shoulder and Bennett lesion; how to evaluate and apply best practices for posterior labrum pathology in the baseball athlete; how to evaluate and manage suprascapular neuropathy; when to perform SLAP repair or biceps tenodesis for throwing shoulder; approaches for failed nonoperative care of the pitcher's PASTA tear; and the best way to approach lateral and teres major tightness. Following completion of this course, participants should be able to: describe the pertinent anatomy and function of the biceps/labral complex; recognize areas of dysfunction in mechanics; appreciate the most effective means of diagnosis; and understand the most evidence-based means of surgical anatomical restoration of the disabled throwing shoulder.
Faculty
John D. Kelly IV, M.D., FAANA
William B. Kibler, M.D.
Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D., FAANA
Michael T Freehill, M.D.
Brian R. Waterman M.D., FAANA

ICL 203
Title: Simmering Controversies in the Management of Shoulder Instability: Can You Handle the Truth?
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
Surgically managing shoulder instability with glenohumeral bone loss is highly debated with new arthroscopic treatments on the horizon. Surgical treatments for subcritical bone loss include both open techniques and arthroscopic glenoid bone augmenting procedures, using the arthroscopic latarjet, arthroscopic distal tibia allograft and others. Meanwhile open Bankart repair and open latarjet remain effective and common surgical treatments. This ICL will highlight both new and traditional techniques through a series of point-counterpoint-style debates. In this format, faculty will defend their treatment position while presenting the current evidence-based decision-making for complex bone loss and instability cases. The format will be highly interactive with an emphasis on audience participation and faculty engagement to determine debate winners. Pragmatic solutions focusing on patient selection, cutting-edge surgical techniques, the appropriate surgical intervention and postoperative rehabilitation as well as potential complications will be discussed in detail. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: define critical and subcritical bone loss; determine the most accurate means of quantifying bone loss; evaluate why failures occur; examine the recent advances in the understanding of bone loss and the potential solutions to include state-of-the-art surgical techniques and outcomes; discuss treatment algorithms for specific patient populations, e.g. contact athletes, first time dislocators, etc.; and emphasize surgical pearls and how to avoid intraoperative and postoperative complications.
Faculty
Jonathan F. Dickens, M.D., L.T.C., M.C.
John M. Tokish, M.D., FAANA
Ivan H. Wong, M.D., FAANA
Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D.

ICL 204
Title: So You’ve Mastered MPFL Reconstruction: What Else to Add, and When?
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
Surgical techniques in medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for the treatment of patellar instability have become increasingly popularized. However, optimal outcomes require that concurrent factors related to morphology or alignment are addressed at the time of soft tissue reconstruction. This ICL will cover the treatment algorithm for when and why to add concurrent procedures and provide pearls on how to perform them while avoiding complications. Cases demonstrating multiple concurrent factors will be presented to highlight each principle. Following this course, participants should be able to: understand when and how to add anteromedializing osteotomy in the setting of coronal malalignment and how to avoid complications; understand when and how to add distalizing tuberosity osteotomy in the setting of patella alta and how to avoid complications; understand when and how to add trochleoplasty techniques in the setting of severe trochlear dysplasia and how to avoid complications; and understand when and how to add lateral release or lengthening in the setting of lateral soft tissue contractures and how to avoid complications.
Faculty
Miho J. Tanaka, M.D., M.A.
Andrew J. Cosgarea, M.D.
Elizabeth A. Arendt, M.D.
Seth L. Sherman, M.D.

ICL 221
Title: Beyond Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): Treatable "Not to Miss" Conditions
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This video-enhanced ICL presents four treatable conditions that can masquerade as the classic groin and lateral hip pains of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Additionally, the ICL will emphasize key diagnostic points and evolving treatment options with outcomes so that providers may detect and treat these "not to miss" conditions. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: describe four treatable conditions that masquerade as FAI; conduct key physical examination to differentiate these conditions from FAI; order key preoperative imaging for each of these conditions; and cite some current treatment options for each of these conditions.
Faculty
Dean K. Matsuda, M.D.
J.W. Thomas Byrd, M.D.
Anil S. Ranawat, M.D.
William C. Meyers, M.D.

ICL 222
Title: Controversies in the Use of Grafts and Patches in Rotator Cuff Surgery: Augmentation, Interposition, Reinforcement, Superior Capsular Reconstruction and Bioinductive Scaffolds
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
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Faculty
Michael B. Banffy, M.D.
Jeffrey S. Abrams, M.D.
Jovan Laskovski, M.D.
Robert U. Hartzler, M.D.
Michael J. O’Brien, M.D., FAANA

ICL 223
Title: Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy: Latest and Emerging Techniques by the Leaders!
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This course will outline current state-of-the-art techniques in foot and ankle arthroscopy. Percutaneous and arthroscopic calcaneal osteotomy, Achilles tendon treatment and midfoot/forefoot reconstruction are all evolving areas, with percutaneous and arthroscopic techniques evolving rapidly in North America over the last three years. Find out what is going on and learn the latest at this ICL. The faculty are world renowned in their knowledge and will share insights/pearls. Following this course, participants should be able to: describe some of the newer techniques used for foot and ankle arthroscopy; assess some of the pathology that can be arthroscopically assisted in foot and ankle care; identify the risks and benefits of arthroscopic surgery in the foot; familiarize themselves with the portals and anatomy of arthroscopic procedures in the foot and ankle; describe foot and ankle arthroscopy limitations; and be aware of some of the opportunities and challenges within their own practice environment.
Faculty
Alastair S. Younger, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.
James W. Stone, M.D., FAANA
Mark A. Glazebrook, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC
Peter G. Mangone, M.D.
Phinit Phisitkul, M.D.
Richard D. Ferkel, M.D.
Andrea Veljkovic, M.D., FRCSC

ICL 224
Title: Optimizing ACL Reconstruction in 2022: A Case-Based Approach
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
Faculty for this ICL will discuss methods to optimize outcomes following ACL reconstruction, including graft choice, augmentation with ALL or LET and internal augmentation with suture tape. Upon comletion of this course, participants should be able to: understand the factors taken into account to optimize outcomes following ACL reconstruction; discuss the pros and cons of bone-tendon-bone (BTB), hamstring and quadriceps autograft for ACL reconstruction; and describe the indications for augmentation with ALL, LET or internal augmentation with suture tape.
Faculty
Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D., FAANA
Cassandra A. Lee, M.D.
Clayton W. Nuelle, M.D., FAANA
John W. Xerogeanes, M.D.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

ICL 301
Title: Advanced Concepts in Patellofemoral Surgery
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
Patella instability can be the result of severe anatomic variants, making a medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction alone at risk to fail. The faculty for this ICL will present a strategy to evaluate anatomic risk factors associated with patella instability and tackle the decisions for when to perform an osteotomy as part of the solution. An overview of complex and revision MPFL, trochleoplasty, indications for tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO)/distalization, articular cartilage/arthritis and when patellofemoral arthroplasty is the best approach will be provided. The faculty will also go through surgical techniques and offer tips and tricks for success. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: measure and quantify various anatomic risk factors associated with patella instability; use this information to make decisions regarding indications for various osteotomies to correct the risk factors; and have an understanding of the technical aspects related to various osteotomies such as TTO, distal femoral osteotomy, rotational osteotomy and trochleoplasty.
Faculty
David R. Diduch, M.D.
Andy J. Cosgarea, M.D.
Jacqueline M. Brady, M.D.
Elizabeth A. Arendt, M.D.
Sabrina M. Strickland, M.D.

ICL 302
Title: Meniscus Repair and Replacement: New Techniques, Indications and Biologic Augmentations
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
The meniscus is vital to normal knee function and the health of the articular cartilage. While meniscus tears are very common, we proportionately devote little time and resources into improving our surgical indications and technique for meniscus preservation and restoration. Recently there have been advances in recognition of tear pattern and surgical treatment of meniscus pathology. As a surgeon, it is important to understand how and when patients can benefit from these procedures.This course will provide a case-based approach to guidelines on how to recognize and treat a variety of meniscus pathology in the isolated and concomitant setting. Recognition of specific tear patterns, including full-thickness radial tears, complex tears, and root tears will be emphasized. Variations of surgical techniques, such as transtibial pull-out for root tears, novel all-inside techniques, gold standard repair techniques, and transplantation will be covered. In addition, emerging biologic augmentation will be discussed. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Recognize tear patterns from preoperative imaging, indications for different types of meniscus repair as well as evolving techniques, indications and techniques for meniscus transplantation, and; recognize concomitant pathology that may need to be addressed.
Faculty
Scott A. Rodeo, M.D.
Thomas M. DeBerardino, M.D.
Thomas R. Carter, M.D.
Catherine C. Robertson, M.D.

ICL 303
Title: Treating the Younger Degenerative Knee From Osteotomy to Arthroplasty
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
This ICL will focus on ways to incorporate osteotomy into a sports medicine practice. The course will address proper patient selection and preoperative planning to identify patients that can be helped to achieve optimal outcomes by incorporating knee osteotomy. Topics will focus on osteotomy for knee cartilage preservation, degenerative joint disease and ligament reconstruction. Techniques including pearls and pitfalls will be discussed as well as how to manage complications. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: identify and select patients that can benefit from knee osteotomy in a sports medicine practice; understand the preoperative planning of osteotomy and techniques that are required to achieve desired alignment; and become familiarized on techniques to manage complications and disasters after knee osteotomy, or avoid complications altogether.
Faculty
Michael R. Karns, M.D.
Travis G. Maak, M.D.
Eric J. Strauss, M.D.
William D, Bugbee, M.D.
Andreas H. Gomoll, M.D.
Seth L. Sherman M.D.

ICL 304
Title: Treatment Innovations for Massive & Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
Course Description and Learning Objectives:
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 will review established surgical techniques and discuss the current indications for each of these surgical options. Technical tips and pearls will be highlighted. Interactive case-based presentations will focus on decision-making, application of surgical techniques and avoiding complications. Upon conclusion of the course, participants 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. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: confidently discuss the latest innovative surgical options for their patients with a massive or irreparable rotator cuff tear; have a significantly enhanced understanding of the advantages and potential pitfalls of each surgical option; effectively incorporate these innovative surgical techniques into their practice; and optimize their surgical technique so as to minimize the risk of complication and optimize their patient outcomes.
Faculty
Peter S. Vezeridis, M.D.
Felix H. Savoie III, M.D.
Joseph A. Abboud, M.D.
Bassem El Hassan, M.D.
Frances A. Petrigliano, M.D.

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