1003 - Advanced Knee Lab Course

Course has been postponed, please check back for updated dates.
Advanced Knee: Ligament, Meniscus, Articular Cartilage and Osteotomy

Advanced Knee Lab Course highlights (click to change video):

When: TBD
Where: TBD

Learn the latest knee ligament, meniscus, articular cartilage and osteotomy techniques when you attend AANA’s Advanced Knee Lab Course. This interactive training experience will provide a robust agenda using a variety of formats that include didactic lectures, case-based panels, surgical demos and non-CME Industry Presentations. Featuring numerous opportunities to engage with and learn from experts in the field, this course is a learning must for practicing arthroscopic knee surgeons.

Course highlights include:

  • State-of-the-art concepts in meniscus resection, repair, replacement and transplantation.
  • Current approaches to ACL repair and reconstruction.
  • Revision ACL surgery, and how to get it right the second time.
  • The latest ALL and LET techniques.
  • Surgical pearls to manage complex multiligament injuries.
  • Patellofemoral instability and osteotomies, and how to make osteotomies easy.
  • Practical and advanced articular cartilage biorestoration techniques.
  • New frontiers in orthobiologics, cell therapy and biological injections.
  • Complex concomitant knee reconstruction.
  • And more!

Spots fill up quickly - secure your seat today!

Course Co-Chairs:
Kevin D. Plancher, M.D., M.P.H.
Nicholas A. Sgaglione, M.D.

Master Instructors:

Robert E. Hunter, M.D.
John C. Richmond, M.D.

Member Rate:
1-on-1: $2,999
2-on-1: $2,499

Non-Member Rate:
1-on-1: $3,499
2-on-1: $2,999

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

Military Rate: $1,999


Course has been postponed, please check back for updated dates.

Advanced Lab 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.

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CME Information

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Comprehend current controversies in primary and revision intra- and extra-articular ligament reconstruction including the variation of contemporary technique options available today.
  2. Understand current meniscus and joint preservation strategies and techniques including controversial decision-making surrounding in-season athletes thru root tears in older patients.
  3. Formulate appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of articular cartilage defects and pathology as well as to learn the latest surgical technique options available to address these problems.

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 Advanced Knee Lab Course 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 20.50 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 and Hotel Information

All Advanced Lab Courses and Resident/Fellow courses are held at the OLC Education & Conference Center in Rosemont, IL.

Air Travel and Ground Transportation

Please fly into O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The Hampton Inn & Suites offers complimentary shuttle service from O'Hare International Airport.

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.

Full Travel Information

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 $144 per night plus tax (subject to change). Reservations can be made either online or over the phone, up to four weeks prior to the course.

Full Housing Information

More Information

Request for refunds, cancellation, or course transfer must be received in writing by the AANA office at least four weeks prior to the start of the course. Visit our Lab Courses Policies page for full details.

For other questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Course content and faculty subject to change.

6/12/2020 4:00 PM - 6/14/2020 12:00 PM
The Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) 9400 W. Higgins Road, Suite 100 Rosemont, IL 60018 UNITED STATES

Lab Instructors

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Michael J. Alaia, MDNew YorkNYUnited StatesAlaia
William R. Beach, MDRichmondVAUnited StatesBeach
Kevin F. Bonner, M.D.Virginia BeachVAUnited StatesBonner
Thomas R. Carter, MDPhoenixAZUnited StatesCarter
Brian Chilelli, MDChicagoILUnited StatesChilelli
David R. Diduch, MDCharlottesvilleVAUnited StatesDiduch
Julie A. Dodds, M.D.East LansingMIUnited StatesDodds
Lutul D. Farrow, M.D.Garfield HeightsOHUnited StatesFarrow
Scott C. Faucett, MD, MSWashingtonDCUnited StatesFaucett
Rachel M. Frank, MDAuroraCOUnited StatesFrank
Mark A. Heard, MDBanffABCanadaHeard
Robert E. Hunter, MDSalidaCOUnited StatesHunter
Sheeba Joseph, MDLansingMIUnited StatesJoseph
Patrick Wakefield Joyner, MD, MSNaplesFLUnited StatesJoyner
Jason L. Koh, MDEvanstonILUnited StatesKoh
Robert Andrew Magnussen, MD, MPHWorthingtonOHUnited StatesMagnussen
Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D.Santa MonicaCAUnited StatesMandelbaum
Sean McMillan, DO, FAOAOMullica HillNJUnited StatesMcMillan
Alexander Kent Meininger, MDSteamboat SpringsCOUnited StatesMeininger
David C. Neuschwander, M.D.MonroevillePAUnited StatesNeuschwander
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