41st Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course: Optimizing Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Evidence-Based Medicine - Early Intervention to Complex Reconstructions
41st Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course: Optimizing Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Evidence-Based MedicineDate: 10/25/2011 - 10/28/2011
Optimizing Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Evidence-Based Medicine: Early Intervention to Complex Reconstruction
This year’s Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course marks the 41st presentation of the course, making it the longest Continuing Education Course at Harvard Medical School.
In keeping with the outstanding success of the new and innovative format of last year’s program highlighting today’s important challenges in the field of total joint arthroplasty surgery, the focus of this year’s course will be applying evidence-based medicine in optimizing clinical outcomes in patients with hip and knee arthroplasty as well as early treatment of hip disease in young adults. Integration of clinical expertise from outstanding local, national and international faculty with the best available clinical evidence (from research and national joint registry) into the decision making process for patient care will be presented to address clinical challenges relevant to everyday practice. They include definitions of evidence-based medicine, femoroacetabular impingement, dislocation, alternate bearings materials in contemporary use, edge wear, sepsis, the optimization of DVT prophylaxis, the use of navigation, and emerging implant designs.
The program includes the 10th Annual Harris Oration by Robert Barrack, MD; keynote addresses; symposia; and the very popular video vignettes and “live surgeries”. As always, there will be ample time during the Meet the Faculty Sessions for you to discuss your challenging cases and for the discussion of the issues with the expert faculty in the field. The venue for this year’s 41st course is the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge, MA.