Surgical Demonstrations from Chicago Cartilage Course Now Available Online
Originally Broadcast Live from Rush University Medical Center and the Rush Surgicenter
Autologous chondrocyte implantation with Allograft Meniscus Transplantation
(Moderator: Tom Minas, Surgeons: Brian Cole and Jack Farr)
Osteochondral allograft transplantation (Moderator: William Bugbee, Surgeons:
Brian Cole & Riley Williams)
Chicago, IL - The Chicago Cartilage Course, a comprehensive two-day
course on cartilage repair, was held on Friday, May 7, and Saturday,
May 8, at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.
The course provided an update on the clinical management and surgical
techniques for cartilage repair and is designed for orthopedic surgeons,
sports medicine specialists, including fellows and residents, as well
as physical therapists and athletic trainers.
Featuring a nationally recognized faculty, the course emphasized decision-making
and skills required to treat patients with articular cartilage damage
and meniscal deficiency.
Live surgical demonstrations featured allograft meniscus transplantation,
autologous chondrocyte implantation and osteochondral allograft, performed
by Brian Cole, MD, director of the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center
at Rush University Medical Center; Jack Farr, MD, director of the Cartilage
Restoration Center of Indiana, Indiana University; Wayne Gersoff, MD,
clinical assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery
at the University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver; and Riley Williams,
MD, assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Both surgeries can now be viewed
online by clicking the "View Surgery" buttons on this page.
Thirteen additional distinguished members of the course faculty presented
topics covering basic science, imaging, arthroscopic procedures, marrow
stimulation, OCD lesions, the patellofemoral joint, mechanical axis
realignment, biologic salvage, joint replacement and reimbursement.
Course attendees participated through case studies, faculty interaction,
live surgical demonstrations and a half-day hands-on workshop including:
autologous chondrocyte implantation, osteochondral grafting, meniscal
transplantation and osteotomies about the knee.
Completion of the course was approved for 16 hours of AMA PRA category
Friday, May 7, lectures and two live surgeries also were broadcasted
via the Web.
Course attendees registered at www.cartilagefoundation.org/.
A registration fee of $199.00 included the meeting, CD-ROM course syllabus,
other hand-out materials, the half-day hands-on workshop, breakfast
and lunch on both days.
The Friday, May 7th Webcast, was free and open to anyone.
The webcast uses Realplayer
to display both video and synchronized slides in side by side windows.
Viewers can download
a free copy of the player here.
It is not necessary to purchase any of Real's premium players or subscription
plans. The free basic player is all that is required to view the surgery.