Orthopaedic Summit 2017 - Program Highlights


Program Content

Fellow & Resident - Abstract Submission (Meeting Registration Required)

The 3rd Annual Orthopaedic Summit Fellow & Resident Summit is intended to recognize and acknowledge exceptional research completed by Fellows and Residents whose work has contributed to better understanding within the fields of Arthroplasty, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Spine and Trauma.

Fellows and Residents are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2017 Orthopaedic Summit. Presentations will be held on Saturday, December 9th. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Paper, Best Clinical Paper and Best Basic Science Paper.

Please read the Orthopaedic Summit Abstract Submission Policy.

2017 Adjudicators
Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM
Brian D. Busconi, MD
Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD
Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD

2016 Award Winners
Best Overall Paper: Shachar Kenan, MD
Best Clincal Paper: Derek Douglas Berglund, MD
Best Basic Science Paper: Kent T. Yamaguchi, MD

2015 Award Winners
Best Clincal Paper: Ali Khan, MPH
Anterial Tibial Subluxation Following Anterior Crutiate Ligament Tear Increases With Time
Best Overall Paper: Nicholas D. Colacchio, MD
Does a Tapered Wedge Size Specific Medial Curvature Stem Reduce THA Introoperative Femur Fracture?

Advanced Practitioner Sports Medicine Summit

Join us on Thursday, December 7th thru Saturday, December 9th for the Advanced Practitioner Sports Medicine Summit for Allied Health!

Highlights and Topics


Knee Reconstruction

  • Avoiding Complications
  • Outpatient TKA/UKA
  • High Tibial Osteotomy


  • MPFL Reconstruction
  • Trochlear Osteoplasty


  • Anterolateral Ligaments Reconstruction
  • Biological/Mechanical Augmentation
  • ACL Injury Prevention
  • PCL Update – What’s New

Pediatric Knee

  • Pediatric Discoid Meniscus
  • All Epiphyseal: All-Inside Hamstring
  • Physeal Injuries

Meniscus and Cartilage

  • Medial Meniscus Root Tears
  • Stem Cells and Scaffolds


  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Younger Arthroplasty: Resurfacing/Replacement
  • Anterior Hip Approach
  • Hip Dislocations
  • Borderline Dysplastic Hip
  • Diagnostic Hip Injections
  • Hip Impingement
  • Labral Reconstruction
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Return to Sport
  • Proximal Hamstring Reconstruction



  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures

Rotator Cuff

  • Open Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Asymptomatic Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Biological Augmentation
  • Rehabilitation for Irreparable Tears


  • Latarjet vs Bankart
  • Remplissage: When and How To Do It
  • HAGL/Reverse HAGL Lesions
  • Return to Play

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

  • Stemless Non-Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Glenoid Bone Loss
  • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

AC Joint

  • Hook Plate


  • Detecting Instability
  • Cartilage Defects
  • Bone Loss


  • Posterior Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Weber Ankle Fractures
  • Tibial Plafond Fractures
  • Jones Fracture
  • Lisfranc Dislocations in Sports

Achilles Tendon

  • Minimally Invasive Achilles vs. Open Repair
  • Open Repair - The V-Y Flap

Ankle Sprains

  • Lateral Ligament Injuries
  • The Internal Brace and Lateral Ankle Instability
  • Treating the Syndesmosis
  • Functional Rehabilitation


  • Cervical
  • Lumbar
  • Anterior vs. Posterior
  • Workers Compensation
  • MIS Surgery
  • Interbody Techniques
  • Laminoplasty


  • Non-Union
  • Nail vs. Plate
  • Periprosthetic Fracture
  • Tibia
  • Clavicle
  • Knee Dislocation

Social Program - Chairman's Reception

All meeting attendees and their guests are invited to attend the Chairman’s Welcome Reception on Thursday, December 7th in the Exhibit Hall. This jubilant reception is a highlight of the Orthopaedic Summit. Enjoy music, heavy hors d’oeuvers and a full dinner complete with food stations while you socialize with the faculty, industry, and your peers.

Who Should Attend the Orthopaedic Summit?

All healthcare practioners specializing in Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine including:

  • Arthroplasty Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sports Medicine Surgeons
  • Arthroscopic Surgeons
  • Spine Surgeons
  • Trauma Surgeons
  • Podiatrists
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practioners
  • Physical & Occupational Therapists
  • Athletic Trainers

CME Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for 31.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View all (pending) CME/CEU Accreditation information.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.