2021 8th Revision Hip & Knee Course
This is the ideal course for you if you’re already experienced in primary hip and knee arthroplasty and now want to learn how you can expand your skills in revision procedures. The expert faculty will share the knowledge, principles, and skills they have acquired in...
This is the ideal course for you if you’re already experienced in primary hip and knee arthroplasty and now want to learn how you can expand your skills in revision procedures. The expert faculty will share the knowledge, principles, and skills they have acquired in their busy revision practices to address a variety of topics, including: • Extensile exposures • Component removal techniques • Options for treating periprosthetic infection • Evaluation of metal hypersensitivity • Component selection • Management of extensor mechanism injury • During the bioskills labs, you will have the opportunity for hands-on learning under the direction of some of the top revision surgeons in the country. Objectives: • Discuss clinical, radiographic, and laboratory evaluation of a patient who presents with a painful or failed hip or knee arthroplasty • Evaluate sources of pain to establish a differential diagnosis and discuss appropriate treatment options • Identify potential challenges in a revision hip or knee procedure and demonstrate the ability to prepare a preoperative plan that includes evaluation of the appropriate surgical intervention, anticipated blood loss, and necessary implants, bone grafts, and removal tools • Compare and contrast options to safely and effectively remove existing prosthetic devices while minimizing blood and bone loss and avoiding compromise of motor function, neurovascular injury, and infection • Discuss the principles necessary to obtain fixation and restore joint stability, kinematics, and function in a revision hip or knee arthroplasty • Demonstrate removal of well-fixed hip and knee components and cement from cadaveric specimens • Demonstrate extensile approaches to revision hip or knee arthroplasty, including the extended trochanteric osteotomy and the tibial tubercle osteotomy, in cadaveric specimens • Evaluate reconstructive options that allow management of bone loss with restoration of maximum mobility • Identify the steps in evaluating and diagnosing a periprosthetic joint infection in hip and knee arthroplasty patients, including the emerging use of advanced molecular diagnostic tools • Describe the role of I&D with component retention and subsequent antibiotic suppression therapy in managing acute periprosthetic joint infection in hip and knee arthroplasty patients • Discuss the pros and cons of articulating versus non-articulating antibiotic spacers in a 2-stage exchange for an infected total hip arthroplasty and articulating versus static antibiotic spacers in a 2-stage exchange for an infected total knee arthroplasty