This webinar is an AAOS Member Benefit!
AAOS Members attend for free.
Webinar Director: Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD
Rotator cuff tears represent one of the most common conditions leading to shoulder pain and loss of function. Although conservative treatment and tendon to bone repair are successful for many individuals, a substantial number of patients present with a tear that cannot be repaired reliably. The relative indications of various surgical techniques for the management of functionally irreparable rotator cuff tears continues to be debated. This webinar will review the definition of functionally irreparable cuff tears and review the indications, techniques and outcomes of superior capsular reconstruction, lower trapezius transfer, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
At the conclusion of this webinar, learners should be able to:
· Provide a comprehensive summary of all factors known to negatively affect the outcome of rotator cuff repair
· Review the indications, surgical techniques and reported outcomes of joint-preserving salvage procedures for rotator cuff tears, including superior capsular reconstruction and tendon transfers
· Understand how to balance impingement free range of motion and soft-tissue tension when performing a reverse for patients with cuff tears
Faculty: Eric Wagner, MD; Robert Hartzler, MD, MS, FAAOS; Thomas Duquin, MD, FAAOS; Bassem Elhassan, MD, FAAOS
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.