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The Hospital for Joint Diseases Annual Articular Cartilage Repair Course – NYU Langone Medical Center
May 14, 2016 @ 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM$250
This program, designed for Orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and orthopaedic surgery residents, will address the biologic approach to the treatment of cartilage injuries, using marrow stimulation techniques, osteochondral grafting and cell-based repair methods to fill symptomatic defects. The program will encompass physical exam, imaging, basic science, repair, surgical and non-surgical options, and rehabilitation.
Through hands-on demonstrations as well as presentations, new research and practices will be discussed, including Basic Science Clinical Applications; Diagnostic Imaging Modalities Decision Making for Cartilage Restoration; Osteochondral Autografting; Cell-Based Cartilage Therapy; What’s New in Cartilage Restoration, and Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation. In addition, patient safety topics will be brought up in regards to the decision-making process on what is best suited for the patient. Risks and benefits will be discussed along with alternatives – operative and non-operative management, as well as specific improvements, expectations, and patient demographics.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Base treatment decisions for symptomatic cartilage injuries on patient-specific and defect-specific variables as well as awareness of indications, surgical techniques, and clinical outcomes of the available treatment options
- Explain the urgency of treatment of isolated chondral and osteochondral defects to prevent symptomatic degeneration of the joint, including benefits of early surgical intervention
- Utilize different surgical techniques and augmentation to treat symptomatic cartilage lesions based on patient-specific factors to optimize outcomes
- Describe advances in MRI and other diagnostic imaging modalities for articular cartilage and develop strategies for incorporating them into practice
Physicians (Orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine, physiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, orthopaedic surgery residents.