Orthopaedic Team Member Course


Team members

This course has been specifically created for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Surgical Assistants and Physical Therapists specializing in total joint arthroplasty. Registration will open in June.

RegisterCourse Fee and Annual Meeting Option

Orthopaedic Team Course only – $250

You can choose to add the AAHKS Annual Meeting :

Annual Meeting Clinical Affiliate member rate – $225

Annual Meeting nonmember rate – $675

Clinical Affiliate membership – $250/year. Click here to join.

Scope and Objective

This course will cover the diagnoses and treatments of disorders seen by the orthopaedic team specializing in hip and knee reconstruction. It is designed for the non-physician providers who care for these patients. Expert faculty will present diagnostic and radiographic work-ups as well as review physical exam, office based procedures and differential diagnoses. Practice types and efficiency will be discussed.

CME Credits

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Individuals should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Chairs: James A. Browne, MD and Jeremy M. Gililland, MD

2018 Preliminary Agenda
Times, topics and faculty are subject to change.

7:00 – 7:10 a.m. Welcome

Knee Session
Moderator: James A. Browne, MD
7:10 – 7:30 a.m. Non-arthroplasty management of OA, Jeremy M. Gililland, MD
7:30 – 7:40 a.m. The role of arthroscopy in patients with knee DJD, Denis Nam, MD
7:40 – 7:50 a.m. Who is an appropriate candidate for TKA, and when should they have surgery?, Paul K. Edwards, MD
7:50 – 9:00 a.m. Panel: Case examples: Preparing for TKA cases, Jeremy M. Gililland, MD, Denis Nam, MD, MSc, Paul K. Edwards, MD, Michael J. Morris, MD and James A. Browne, MD

Hip Session
Moderator: William G. Hamilton, MD
9:10 – 9:20 a.m. Femoracetabular impingement and hip arthroscopy, Rafael J. Sierra, MD
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Brief case example indications for hip arthroplasty, Christopher E. Pelt, MD
9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Basics of templating for THA, Jana L. Flener, PA-C
9:40 – 10:30 a.m. Panel: Case examples – preparing for THA cases, Rafael J. Sierra, MD, William G.Hamilton, MD, Christopher E. Pelt, MD, Jana L. Flener, PA-C

Hot Topics: Pain Management in 2018
Moderator: Mark J. Spangehl, MD

10:30-10:40 a.m. The opioid crisis and TJA, TBD
10:40-10:50 a.m. Perioperative pain management and minimizing narcotics, William G. Hamilton, MD
10:50-11:00 a.m. Discussion and questions

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Working Lunch/PA Panel
Moderator: Jana L. Flener, PA-C

  1. Clinical challenges of the ortho PA/NP
  2. Common non-clinical dilemmas faced by the PA/NP
  3. Concerns with the future of “the physician extender”
  4. Job satisfaction and improvement

Perioperative Management Panel
Moderator: Jeremy M. Gililland, MD
12:00 – 12:10 p.m. Medical optimization before arthroplasty, Paul K. Edwards, MD
12:10 – 12:20 p.m. DVT, VTE prophylaxis review, Vivek M. Shah, MD
12:20 – 12:30 p.m. Blood management and TXA
12:30 – 12:40 p.m. Wound closure, Jana L. Flener, PA-C
12:40 – 1:15 p.m. Panel: Paul K. Edwards, MD, Vivek M. Shah, MD, Denis Nam, MD, Jana L. Flener, PA-

  1. Post-operative pain management
  2. DVT/PE prophylaxis
  3. Therapy and activity after arthroplasty (TKA vs UKA vs THA)

Perioperative Complications Panel
Moderator: James A. Browne, MD
1:15 – 1:25 p.m. Evaluation of the painful arthroplasty, James A. Browne, MD
1:25-1:35 p.m. Evaluation of the infected arthroplasty, Mark J. Spangehl, MD
1:35 – 2:35 pm. Panel: Mark J. Spangehl, MD, Jeremy M. Gililland, MD, Jana Flener, PA

  1. “Things that keep us up at night”
  2. Avoiding readmissions
  3. When to manipulate a TKA

2:35 – 2:40 p.m. Closing Remarks

2:40 – 3:00 p.m. Questions and Post-event Networking