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IC201-2020: A Case Based Approach for Meniscus Repair: Reconsidering Indications, Techniques, and Biologic Augmentation
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IC201

A Case Based Approach for Meniscus Repair: Reconsidering Indications, Techniques, and Biologic Augmentation

Aaron J. Krych MD; David N. Caborn MD; James L. Carey MD, MPH; Jorge Chahla MD, PhD; Thomas M. DeBerardino MD; Lawrence S. Miller MD; James L. Pace MD; Scott A. Rodeo MD

 

Course Description:

The meniscus is vital to normal knee function and the health of the articular cartilage.  While meniscus tears are very common, we proportionately devote little time and resources into improving our surgical indications and technique for meniscus preservation and restoration.  Recently there have been advances in recognition of tear pattern and surgical treatment of meniscus pathology.  As a surgeon, it is important to understand how and when patients can benefit from these procedures. This course will provide a case-based approach to guidelines on how to recognize and treat a variety of meniscus pathology in the isolated and concomitant setting.  Recognition of specific tear patterns, including full-thickness radial tears, complex tears, and root tears will be emphasized.  Variations of surgical techniques, such as transtibial pull-out for root tears, novel all-inside techniques, gold standard repair techniques, and transplantation will be covered.  In addition, emerging biologic augmentation will be discussed.

 

Course Objectives:

  • At the completion of this session, participants should be able to understand how to recognize tear patterns from pre op MRI and arthroscopy and utilize this information for planning and execution of meniscus preservation techniques.
  • At the completion of this session, participants should be able to understand indications for meniscus repair in the active patient, pearls and pitfalls of a variety of repair techniques, as well as anticipated outcomes.
  • At the completion of this session, participants should be able to recognize complex tears patterns, such as meniscus root tears and radial tears, and understand treatment options, including a variety of repair techniques.
  • At the completion of this session, participants should be able to understand indications for meniscus transplant, current controversies, and expected outcomes and concomitant combined procedures, such as osteotomy and ligament reconstruction.
Faculty
  • James Lee Pace MD
  • David N.Caborn MD
  • James L.Carey MD, MPH
  • Jorge Chahla MD, PhD
  • Thomas M. DeBerardino MD
  • Aaron J. Krych MD
  • Lawrence  S. Miller MD
  • Scott A. Rodeo  MD
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 08/01/2023
Cost: Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $30.00
Credit Offered: 1.5 CME Credits
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