Thursday, May 4, 5:15-6:30 p.m.


ICL101: Orthopaedic Use of Biologics: a 2023 Update

Orthobiologics is an emerging field which offers great promise, but the interest in the lay press has outstripped the science. 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.

Stephen C. Weber, M.D., Jason L. Dragoo, M.D., FAANA, Scott A. Rodeo, M.D., Jorge A. Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.

ICL102: Considerations and Challenges in Revision ACL Reconstruction

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.

Aman Dhawan, M.D., Michael J. Alaia, M.D., Jonathan F. Dickens, M.D., L.T.C., M.C., Seth L. Sherman, M.D., Brian R. Waterman, M.D., FAANA

ICL103: Innovative Approaches to Failed Rotator Cuff Repair

Recent innovations in treating this common shoulder pathology have improved the available surgical options and clinical outcomes. Upon conclusion of the course, participants will have an enhanced understanding of the most relevant evidence for revision of rotator cuff repair. Additionally, participants will be able describe technical pearls and outcomes for biologically augmenting rotator cuff repair, bridging graft reconstruction (i.e. interposition) and SCR.

Ivan H. Wong, M.D., FAANA, Augustus D. Mazzocca, M.D., Anthony A. Romeo, M.D., Eric R. Wagner, M.D., M.S.

ICL104: Diagnosis and Management of Patellofemoral Cartilage Injuries

Learning how to diagnose and effectively manage patellofemoral cartilage injuries is important for the practicing knee surgeon. The course will address symptomatic cartilage injuries of the patellofemoral joint; appropriate cartilage restoration and adjunctive procedures to return to activity and sports; patellofemoral replacement; and appropriate postoperative management of patellofemoral cartilage injuries.

Austin Stone, M.D., Ph.D., Drew Lansdown, M.D., Cassandra A. Lee, M.D., Sabrina M. Strickland, M.D.

Friday, May 5, 7-8:15 a.m.


ICL201: Simmering Controversies in the Management of Shoulder Instability: Can You Handle the Truth?

Following 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 intra and postoperative complications.

Jonathan F. Dickens, M.D., L.T.C., M.C., Richard K.N. Ryu, M.D., John M. Tokish, M.D., FAANA, Ivan H. Wong, M.D., FAANA

ICL202: So You’ve Mastered MPFL Reconstruction: What Else to Add and When?

Surgical techniques in 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 when and how to add the following and avoid complications: anteromedializing osteotomy in the setting of coronal malalignment; distalizing tuberosity osteotomy in the setting of patella alta; trochleoplasty techniques in the setting of severe trochlear dysplasia; and lateral release or lengthening in the setting of lateral soft tissue contractures.

Miho J. Tanaka, M.D., M.A., Elizabeth A. Arendt, M.D., Andrew J. Cosgarea, M.D., Seth L. Sherman, M.D.

ICL203: Meniscus Tear Dilemmas in 2023: A Case-Based Approach

Following completion of this course, participants should be familiarized with the background of medial meniscus root tears and rationale for considering repair with centralization. Participants will also be able to recognize common meniscus tear patterns including the newly described LMORT tear, and options for meniscus repair that’s either all-inside or outside-in, along with biologic augmentation considerations, and describe indications/techniques for meniscal transplantation. A review of specific cases will optimize retention and carry over into clinical practice.

Patrick A. Smith, M.D., Asheesh Bedi, M.D., Thomas R. Carter, M.D., Aaron J. Krych, M.D., Romain Seil, M.D., Michael J. Stuart, M.D.

ICL204: Rethinking Cartilage Lesions in the Ankle: How to Get It Right

Following completion of this course, participants should be able to identify the presentation, symptoms, physical exam features and radiographic imaging of ankle articular cartilage lesions. Additionally, participants will learn how to apply surgical ankle anatomy and biomechanics while discussing treatment options, nonoperative as well as surgical, for articular cartilage lesions. This course will also review current evidence-based applications for biologics and their role in managing ankle cartilage lesions in the future.

Arianna Gianakos, D.O., Laith M. Jazrawi, M.D., John G. Kennedy, M.D., Lew Schon, M.D., James W. Stone, M.D., FAANA

Friday, May 5, 5-6:15 p.m.


ICL221: Treating the Athlete-Specific Hip in 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Following completion of this course, participants will understand hip pathologies that they will encounter while treating athletes, as well as the nonoperative and operative management strategies.

Michael B. Banffy, M.D., Guillaume D. Dumont, M.D., Joshua D. Harris, M.D., Jovan Laskovski, M.D., FAANA, Thomas H. Wuerz, M.D., M.Sc., Robert W. Westermann, M.D.

ICL222: Management of the Not-So-Common Rotator Cuff Tear: Case-Based Learning With Audience Participation

Upon the course’s completion, participants should be able to identify the indications, surgical techniques and use of orthobiologics to guide their decision-making strategies when evaluating and managing rotator cuff pathology in a primary and revision setting. Participants will also improve their ability to manage complex cases including the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty where soft-tissue procedures are no longer predictably effective, tendon-transfer techniques, patch augmentation, the role of orthobiologics in rotator cuff repair and revision techniques in complex rotator cuff pathologies.

Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A., FAANA, Asheesh Bedi, M.D., Patrick J. Denard, M.D., FAANA, John M. Tokish, M.D., FAANA, Nikhil N. Verma, M.D., FAANA

ICL223: Joint Preservation Techniques for the Knee in 2023: The Utility of Biologics, Osteotomies and Cartilage Restoration Procedures

Understand the role of osteotomy as an adjunct to cartilage/meniscal restoration with this ICL. Discussion topics include: technical pearls for performing combined cartilage restoration, meniscus transplantation, ligament reconstruction, and/or realigning osteotomies; indications for biologic augmentation to joint preservation techniques in the setting of cartilage and/or meniscal restoration; and management of the young, high-level athlete requiring cartilage/meniscal restoration.

Rachel M. Frank, M.D., Michael J. Alaia, M.D., Kristofer J. Jones, M.D., Seth L. Sherman, M.D., Armando F. Vidal, M.D.

ICL224: Meniscus Preservation Strategies: Restoration to Transplantation

The meniscus is vital to normal knee function and the health of the articular cartilage. This course will review indications for meniscal allograft transplantation along with tips for achieving good clinical outcomes. Additionally, particpants will be able to describe the use of biological adjuvants to improve outcomes following meniscus repair and other meniscal procedures by the course’s completion. Participants will also be able to formulate approaches to meniscal preservation based on patient-specific factors.

Laith M. Jazrawi, M.D., Cordelia W. Carter, M.D., Philip A. Davidson, M.D., Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, M.D., Eric J. Strauss, M.D.

Saturday, May 6, 7-8:15 a.m.


ICL301: Controversies in the Overhead Athlete Shoulder

This course will discuss key elements of the pathologic cascade which leads to labral or rotator cuff injury. Several cases will also demonstrate etiology and treating suprascapular nerve, teres major and latissimus injuries in the thrower. By the ICL’s conclusion, participants will be able to appreciate minimally invasive means of addressing clinically significant labral injury and rotator cuff tears in the overhead athlete.

John D. Kelly IV, M.D., FAANA, Michael T. Freehill, M.D., William B. Kibler, M.D., Michael J. O'Brien, M.D., FAANA, Brian R. Waterman, M.D., FAANA

ICL302: Cartilage Conundrums in 2023: Cases From the Experts

Recognize the current indications for nonoperative and operative treatment options for focal cartilage lesions, among several other cartilage conundrums, with this ICL. Participants can look forward to understanding the “best” evidence, rationale for different treatment approaches and how to incorporate multiple techniques, including cartilage restoration, with realignment and meniscus preservation, as well as ligament reconstruction. Participants will also recognize how to approach the same cartilage lesion in different ways, as well as the advantages, disadvantages and cost-effectiveness of different surgical approaches. Upon completion of the course, participants will learn cutting-edge cartilage lesion techniques for 2023 and understand the value of diagnostic imaging, in-office imaging (i.e., needle scope) and diagnostic arthroscopy for evaluating and treating cartilage lesions.

Aaron J. Krych, M.D., Paul E. Caldwell, M.D., FAANA, Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A., FAANA, Rachel M. Frank, M.D., Andreas H. Gomoll, M.D.

ICL303: Treatment of Multiple Knee Ligament Injuries

As a surgeon, it is important to demonstrate an understanding of nonoperative treatment of MCL tears in conjunction with cruciate ligament tears. This course will ensure that participants will be able to describe nonoperative treatment of PCL tears in conjunction with other ligament injuries; demonstrate an understanding of a simple operative repair technique for lateral side dislocations; and conduct proper rehabilitation for patients through various phases of their recovery following a multiple ligament injury.

Volker Musahl, M.D., Cory Edgar, M.D., Ph.D., Matthew J. Matava, M.D., Dustin Richter, M.D., K. Donald Shelbourne, M.D.

ICL304: Get Me Back in The Game: A Case-Based Discussion on Athletic Shoulder Injuries

This ICL will focus on the overall decision-making process for common shoulder injuries. Participants will leave the course with a thorough understanding of the benefit to using different techniques to manage shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears andacromioclavicular joint injuries. This course will also provide an overview of ways to decrease the risk of complications following operative management of shoulder injuries.

Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D., FAANA, Jonathan F. Dickens, M.D., Sara L. Edwards, M.D., Kevin W. Farmer, M.D., Xinning Li, M.D., Catherine A. Logan, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.P.T., Nikhil N. Verma, M.D., FAANA