AJSM Webinar Series - February 2023: AC Joint Dislocation - State of the Art in 2023
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Expires on 02/22/2026
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit

The American Journal of Sports Medicine next installment in the American Journal of Sports Medicine Webinar series: "AC Joint Dislocation - State of the Art in 2023 aired live on February 23, 2023. This recorded webinar addresses dislocation of the AC joint which is one of the most common acute shoulder injuries in sports. Treatment options still remain controversial worldwide. Despite an increasing number of studies, there are many controversies regarding diagnosis, classification, best initial treatment, and universally accepted and validated injury specific outcome scores. The international faculty of this AJSM live webinar consists of Berte Boe (Norway), Peter Millett (US), Augustus Mazzocca (US), Johannes Barth (France), Alexander van Tongel (Belgium), Markus Scheibel (Switzerland) and will be moderated by Knut Beitzel (Germany).  

The aim of the webinar is to discuss the recent developments of decision making regarding indication, conservative treatment options, surgical technique, and revision strategy.

*This activity has been approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™


Knut Beitzel, MD, MA, is a Specialist in Shoulder Surgery who is Head of Shoulder Surgery and Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine at ATOS Orthoparc Clinic, Cologne, Germany, and a Professor at the Technical University of Munich. 


Johannes Barth, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon working in a private hospital in the Grenoble area. His main clinical interests are shoulder and knee arthroscopy with an emphasis on sports injuries. He is the past-president of the Francophone Society of Arthroscopy and a member of the SOFCOT, SECEC, ESSKA, and ISAKOS. 


Berte Bøe, MD, PhD, is a Knee and Shoulder Surgeon and Head of the Arthroscopy Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Norway. She is President of the Norwegian Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow and Vice-General Secretary of ESSKA. 


Augustus D. Mazzocca MS, MD FAAOS,FAOA, is Medical Director of Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine, Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine Mass General Hospital , and professor of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery UCONN School of Medicine 


Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc, is an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at The Steadman Clinic and the Chief Medical Officer of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado. A longtime member of AOSSM, he currently serves on the Board of Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth and is an Ambassador for the US Ski Team. 


Markus Scheibel, MD, is Head of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Schulthess Klinic, Zurich, Switzerland, and is the Secretary and former President of the German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 


Alexander Van Tongel, PhDis a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Director of Clinical Research Orthopedics and Traumatology Department UZ Gent, University of Ghent, Gent Belgium. 

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Explain the rationale for conservative vs. operative treatment of AC joint instability 
  2. Differentiate between various surgical treatment methods and their specific indication 
  3. Describe the timing of surgical procedures with specific focus on in season athletes 


Johannes Barth
SBM and Move Up - Royalties, Paid consultant
Arthrex - Paid consultant

Knut Beitzel    

Arthrex - Paid consultant, Paid presenter or speaker
Berte Boe
Smith + Nephew - Paid presenter or speaker, Research support    

Augustus Mazzocca    
Arthrex - Paid consultant, Research support    
Restore3d - Paid consultant    

Peter Millett
Arthrex - IP royalties, Paid consultant, Research support    
Medbridge - IP royalties    
Ossur - Research support    
Siemens - Research support    
Smith + Nephew - Research support    
VuMedi - Stock or stock options    

Markus Scheibel
Arthrex Inc - IP royalties, Paid consultant, Research support    
CONMED Linvatec - IP royalties, Paid consultant, Research support    
DJ Orthopedics - Paid consultant    
Exactech Inc - Paid consultant    
Linvatec - Research support    
Stryker - IP royalties, Paid consultant, Research supportC22    
Zimmer - Research support    

Alexander Van Tongel
Zimmer - Royalties, Paid presenter or speaker, Paid consultant
Biomet Sport Medicine - Paid consultant    
Smith + Nephew - Paid consultant    
Beemed - Stock or stock options    

Brett D. Owens, MD
CONMED Linvatec - Royalties, paid consultant
Mitek - Paid consultant, research support
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation - Paid consultant, research support
Vericel - Paid consultant
Vivorte - Stock
Arthrex, Inc. - Research support
American Journal of Sports Medicine - Royalties, Financial or Material Support; board
Saunders/Mosby-Elsevier - Royalties, Financial or Material Support
SLACK Incorporated - Royalties, Financial or Material Support
Springer - Royalties, Financial or Material Support
Orthopedics - Board
Orthopedics Today - Board
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - Board

Donna Tilton
Nothing to disclose

Alexandra Campbell
Nothing to disclose

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2023
TERMINATION DATE: February 22, 2026

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine designates this endring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In order to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ participants must complete the activity and an online evaluation. Please note that this is an online-only activity. Participants must complete the evaluation online. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.

The material presented in this continuing medical education program is being made available by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors, which may be helpful, or of interest, to other practitioners. AOSSM is not responsible for expenses incurred by an author. Costs incurred by the registrant are the responsibility of the registrant.
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