AO Recon Course—Shoulder Arthroplasty

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This course teaches fundamental principles and current concepts in the treatment of patients with a need for primary arthroplasty for various pathologies. This course is the initial step along the path of lifelong learning in the area of shoulder arthroplasty.

This course is for surgeons interested in shoulder specialization (trauma surgeons, senior residents, sports injury surgeons) who are starting to perform shoulder arthroplasty or who already have some experience.

Top national, regional, and international faculty

2-3 days in duration

For surgeons who already treat (shoulder arthroplasty)

Network with colleagues from all over the world

CME credits

Why you should choose this course

  • Top locations and facilities

  • Network with peers from around the world while you train
  • Available all around the world, through multiple dates, to accomodate your agenda

  • World-class curriculum developed by renowned surgeons 
  • You get a certificate of completion 

  • Training delivered by the world's most important orthopedic organization
  • Course modules
    • Module 1—Primary glenohumeral arthritis
    • Module 2—Rotator cuff insufficiency
    • Module 3—Proximal humeral fractures
  • Featured Lectures
    • Basic principles of reverse shoulder arthroplasty
    • Cuff arthropathy, etiology, and treatment
    • Indications and contraindications for reverse shoulder arthroplasty
    • Surgical treatment of humeral head fractures—indications for arthroplasty
    • Hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures
    • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures
  • Small Group discussions
    • Primary glenohumeral arthritis
    • Rotator cuff insufficiency
    • Proximal humeral fractures
  • Anatomical Specimen Laboratory

    Total shoulder arthroplasty without glenoid deformity

    • Setup, positioning, draping, access to imaging
    • Marking of anatomical landmarks
    • Proper retractor selection and placement
    • Deltopectoral approach
    • Explore the relevant anatomy
    • Biceps tenotomy
    • Subscapularis management
    • Humeral exposure and osteotomy
    • Glenoid exposure
    • Glenoid implantation
    • Humeral component implantation
    • Subscapular repair
    • Further anatomical exploration

    Primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty for degenerative conditions without glenoid deformity

    • Deltopectoral approach
    • Biceps tenotomy
    • Subscapularis management
    • Humeral exposure and osteotomy
    • Glenoid exposure and implantation
    • Humeral component implantation
    • Subscapular repair
    • Further anatomical exploration

    Reverse shoulder arthroplasty with tuberosity fixation

    • Deltopectoral approach
    • Biceps tenotomy
    • Identify tuberosities and place traction sutures
    • Humeral exposure and osteotomy
    • Glenoid exposure and implantation
    • Humeral component implantation
    • Tuberosity repair
    • Further anatomical exploration
  • Practical exercises (Dry Lab courses only)

    Revision arthroplasty around the hip

    • Simple stem revision exercise and exercise with cemented prosthesis

    Fracture fixation with implant retention

    • Internal fixation techniques (cables, cerclage and construct stability)
    • Internal fixation techniques (locking attachment plate, periprosthetic screws and construct stability
    • Interprosthetic fracture fixation

Course details may be subject to change. Please check your chosen date and location for the detailed program.

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