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Surgical Demonstrations from Chicago Cartilage Course Now Available Online

Originally Broadcast Live from Rush University Medical Center and the Rush Surgicenter

Surgery 1
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)

Rush Cartilage Restoration Center

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.

  Cartilage Restoration of the Knee

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.

Cartilage Restoration of the Knee

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 the 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 2 credit.

Friday, May 7, lectures and two live surgeries also were broadcasted via the Web.

Course attendees registered at 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.


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