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Description: The purpose of this webinar is to educate sports medicine clinicians on the growing significance of ACL tears in skeletally-immature patients. Relevant aspects of the patient work-up will be discussed with an emphasis on the determination of growth remaining based on both chronological age and the degree of physical maturity. Various surgical techniques to address ACL deficiency in this patient population will be described with an algorithmic approach to selecting the best surgical option based on the degree of physical maturity and concurrent injuries. Evidence-based preventive strategies will also be examined as a means to prevent both the initial injury as well as reinjury in this active patient population.
- Attendees will be able to describe the epidemiologic impact of ACL injuries in youth sports and the clinical relevance, including co-morbidities, of these injuries in skeletally-immature patients
- Attendees will define the key history, physical exam assessment including determination of physical maturity, and appropriate imaging studies for skeletally-immature patients with an ACL injury
- Attendees will be able to identify the surgical techniques most
appropriate to address ACL insufficiency in the skeletally-immature patient based on the growth remaining
- Attendees will understand the concepts supporting the implementation of ACL injury prevention strategies to prevent both the initial injury as well as recurrent injuries to the ipsilateral and contralateral knee
Moderator: Matthew Matava, MD, FAAOS
Faculty: Benton Heyworth, MD, FAAOS, Jeffrey Nepple, MD, FAAOS, Peter Fabricant, MD, MPH, FAAOS, Theodore Ganley, 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.