AO Sports North America

The AO Sports North America initiative is a network of expert trauma and reconstructive surgeons seeking to provide unbiased, gold-standard education on the surgical treatment of sports injuries and other soft-tissue conditions around the joint.

James Stannard, Mauricio Kfuri, and Yves Acklin discuss the AO Sports initiative, including its background and recent educational offerings.

In-person events

Principles of Sports Medicine—the Joint Is an Organ 
Date: August 9-10, 2024

This two-day course introduces the principles of sports injuries through a variety of interactive educational modalities. Using arthroscopic simulations and practical exercises, 3D-animated tours, and case discussions, this course addresses all fundamental aspects of sports medicine, from anatomy and biomechanics to principles of arthroscopy, fixation strategies, and rehabilitation protocols. Modules and small-group discussions will be moderated by world-renowned expert faculty, and participants will have the opportunity to interact and discuss cases with them. This course is the stepping-stone to AO Sports Advanced and Masters courses.
Venue: Nashville, Tennessee

AO NA and Boston Shoulder Institute Masters Course—Shoulder Tendon Transfers, Rotator Cuff Repairs
Date: November 14-16, 2024

This course is in collaboration with the Boston Shoulder Institute.  This course addresses current evidence-based techniques for shoulder tendon transfer, complex rotator cuff repair, diagnosis and management of STAM (Scapulo-Thoracic Abnormal Motion). Didactic lectures and small group discussions are moderated by expert faculty and open procedures are performed in the anatomy lab.

Venue: Boston, MA

Online events

Topic Faculty Date Time* Register/Recording
Updates in the Management of Patellofemoral Instability Drs. Tanaka, Fulkerson,
and Sherman
June 12, 2024  8:00 PM Register


*Eastern Time (GMT-4:00)

Online event recordings

Failed Rotator Cuff Repair: Revision Repair vs. Subacromial Balloon Spacer

Drs. Amon Ferry, Brent Ponce, and David Weinstein

Failed Instability Surgery

Drs. Amon Ferry, Amir Moinfar, and Scott Sigman

How I Treat a Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

Drs. Amon Ferry, Paul Favorito, Shariff K. Bishai, and Brent Ponce

Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Instability

Drs. Martin Jaeger, Amon Ferry, and Shiyi Chen

Viewing this webinar requires a registered AO account.

Arthroscopic Management of Rotator Cuff Tears

Drs. Amon T. Ferry, Shiyi Chen, and Martin Jaeger

Viewing this webinar requires a registered AO account.

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