910 - Patellofemoral Joint Preservation

View the Industry Spotlight Demo Saturday, September 7 at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time!

When: September 6–7, 2019
Where: The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) - Rosemont, IL 60018

This one-of-a-kind subspecialty skills course will focus on a comprehensive surgical approach to patellofemoral joint preservation. We provide the unique opportunity for one-on-one cadaveric instruction and the opportunity to engage with renowned experts in the field. Principles will be reinforced through a multifaceted approach including concise lectures, technique videos and live demonstrations, case-based small group and panel discussions, and hands-on cadaveric opportunities. Participants will refine their skills performing tibial tubercle osteotomies (i.e. AMZ, distalization, anteriorization), soft tissue stabilization (i.e. MPFL, lateral lengthening, MPTL, patellar tendon shortening) and advanced cartilage restoration techniques (OATS, microfracture plus, MACI, osteochondral allograft and more). Emphasis will be placed on surgical decision-making, pearls to optimize outcome, and tips to minimize complications. This course is geared towards knee surgeons who wish to improve their understanding and technical prowess in patellofemoral joint preservation.

Distinguished Professor:
Jack Farr II, M.D.
John P. Fulkerson, M.D.

Co-Course Chairs:
William D. Bugbee, M.D.
Seth L. Sherman, M.D.

Master Instructors:
Elizabeth Arendt, M.D.
James Bicos, M.D.
Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.
Jason L. Koh, M.D.
Robert Magnussen, M.D., M.P.H.
Miho Tanaka, M.D.
Marc Tompkins, M.D.

Member Rate: $3,699
Non-Member Rate: $4,199

NEW! Early Careerist (Within 5 Years of Residency/Fellowship Completion)
Member Rate: $1,999
Non-Member Rate: $2,099

Military Rate: $1,999

Course 910 Industry Spotlight Demo

Vericel: MACI

  • When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Time: 1:00–1:45 P.M. CDT
  • Faculty: Jack Farr II, M.D. and Seth L. Sherman, M.D.

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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

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Understand principles of patellofemoral joint preservation to guide treatment of malalignment, instability and/or cartilage lesions.
  2. Perform surgical skills including tibial tubercle osteotomy, soft tissue stabilization (i.e. MPFL, LRL), advanced cartilage restoration techniques (i.e. MACI, OCA) and patellofemoral arthroplasty.
  3. Implement post-surgical rehabilitation programs and manage complications associated with patellofemoral surgery.

AANA Mobile App

This course will be available for participants to download at least 1 week prior to the course start date on the AANA Mobile app. It is available on Android, iOS, and Amazon Kindle.

Target Audience

The primary target audience for Patellofemoral Joint Preservation 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.

Continuing Medical Education/Credit Designation

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

The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 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.

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: (877) 924–0305
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 $139 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.

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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.

9/6/2019 2:00 PM - 9/7/2019 6:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

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Elizabeth A. Arendt, M.D.MinneapolisMNUnited StatesArendt
James Bicos, M.D.Bingham FarmsMIUnited StatesBicos
Jacqueline M. Brady, M.D.PortlandORUnited StatesBrady
William D. Bugbee, M.D.La JollaCAUnited StatesBugbee
Jorge A. Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.HinsdaleILUnited StatesChahla
Henry B. Ellis, Jr., M.D.FriscoTXUnited StatesEllis
Jack Farr, II, M.D.BargersvilleINUnited StatesFarr
John P. Fulkerson, M.D.New HavenCTUnited StatesFulkerson
Simon Goertz, M.D.Newton HighlandsMAUnited StatesGoertz
Alexander Golant, M.D.New YorkNYUnited StatesGolant
Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, M.D.New YorkNYUnited StatesGonzalez-Lomas
John A. Grant, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSCAnn ArborMIUnited StatesGrant
Kristofer J. Jones, M.D.Manhattan BeachCAUnited StatesJones
Sheeba Joseph, M.D.East LansingMIUnited StatesJoseph
Timothy J. Juelson, M.D.BismarckNDUnited StatesJuelson
Jason L. Koh, M.D.SkokieILUnited StatesKoh
Joseph Liu, M.D.Los AngelesCAUnited StatesLiu
Robert Andrew Magnussen, M.D., M.P.H.WorthingtonOHUnited StatesMagnussen
Nima Mehran, M.D.Los AngelesCAUnited StatesMehran
Clayton William Nuelle, M.D., FAANAColumbiaMOUnited StatesNuelle
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