Advanced Knee Lab Course

Course preceding OSET in December.

When: December 7-8, 2020
Where: Bellagio Hotel | Las Vegas, NV

Learn the latest knee ligament, meniscus, articular cartilage and osteotomy techniques when you attend AANA’s Advanced Knee Lab Course, now preceding the Orthopaedic Summit 2020: Evolving Techniques (OSET) in Las Vegas, Nevada! This interactive training experience will provide a robust agenda using a variety of formats that include didactic lectures, case-based panels, surgical demos and non-CME Industry Presentations. Featuring numerous opportunities to engage with and learn from experts in the field, this course is a learning must for practicing arthroscopic knee surgeons.

Course highlights include:

  • State-of-the-art concepts in meniscus resection, repair, replacement and transplantation.
  • Current approaches to ACL repair and reconstruction.
  • Revision ACL surgery, and how to get it right the second time.
  • The latest ALL and LET techniques.
  • Surgical pearls to manage complex multiligament injuries.
  • Patellofemoral instability and osteotomies, and how to make osteotomies easy.
  • Practical and advanced articular cartilage biorestoration techniques.
  • New frontiers in orthobiologics, cell therapy and biological injections.
  • Complex concomitant knee reconstruction.
  • And more!

Full Agenda (PDF)

Course Co-Chairs:
Kevin D. Plancher, M.D., M.P.H.
Nicholas A. Sgaglione, M.D.

Master Instructor:

John C. Richmond, M.D.

Member Rate:

Non-Member Rate:

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CME Information

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Comprehend current controversies in primary and revision intra- and extra-articular ligament reconstruction including the variation of contemporary technique options available today.
  2. Understand current meniscus and joint preservation strategies and techniques including controversial decision-making surrounding in-season athletes thru root tears in older patients.
  3. Formulate appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of articular cartilage defects and pathology as well as to learn the latest surgical technique options available to address these problems.

AANA Mobile App

This course will be available for participants to download at least 1 week prior to the course start date on the AANA Mobile app. It is available on Android, iOS, and Amazon Kindle.

Target Audience

The primary target audience for Advanced Knee Lab Course is AANA members and other healthcare professionals who desire to improve their arthroscopic knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes.

Statement of Need

AANA has determined the need for this live educational activity based on identifying professional practice gaps, previous course evaluations and the AANA Self-Assessment Examination. The educational content of this activity was based upon current issues and topics provided by AANA Planning Committees and Membership.

Continuing Medical Education/Credit Designation

The Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Arthroscopy Association of North America designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity may also help fulfill the Maintenance of Certification credit requirements mandated by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Travel and Hotel Information

This course is being held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Air Travel and Ground Transportation

Please fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS). The Bellagio is approximately 2.5 miles from the airport. Taxi service is available. 

Hotel Accommodations

A room block has been made available at the Bellagio for OSET participants. Please visit for more information on booking your stay.

More Information

Request for refunds, cancellation, or course transfer must be received in writing by the AANA office at least four weeks prior to the start of the course. Visit our Lab Courses Policies page for full details.

For other questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Course content and faculty subject to change.

12/7/2020 - 12/8/2020
Bellagio Hotel and Casino 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 UNITED STATES

Lab Instructors

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Michael J. Alaia, M.D.New YorkNYUnited StatesAlaia
William R. Beach, M.D.Glen AllenVAUnited StatesBeach
Kevin F. Bonner, M.D., FAANAVirginia BeachVAUnited StatesBonner
Thomas R. Carter, M.D.PhoenixAZUnited StatesCarter
Brian Chilelli, M.D.CINCINNATIOHUnited StatesChilelli
David R. Diduch, M.D.CharlottesvilleVAUnited StatesDiduch
Julie A. Dodds, M.D.FairmontMNUnited StatesDodds
Lutul D. Farrow, M.D.Garfield HeightsOHUnited StatesFarrow
Scott C. Faucett, M.D., M.S.WashingtonDCUnited StatesFaucett
Rachel M. Frank, M.D.AuroraCOUnited StatesFrank
Mark A. Heard, M.D.BanffABCanadaHeard
Robert E. Hunter, M.D.SalidaCOUnited StatesHunter
Sheeba Joseph, M.D.East LansingMIUnited StatesJoseph
Patrick Wakefield Joyner, M.D., M.S.NaplesFLUnited StatesJoyner
Jason L. Koh, M.D.SkokieILUnited StatesKoh
Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.Tonka BayMNUnited StatesLaPrade
Robert Andrew Magnussen, M.D., M.P.H.WorthingtonOHUnited StatesMagnussen
Bert R. Mandelbaum, M.D.Santa MonicaCAUnited StatesMandelbaum
Sean McMillan, D.O., FAOAO, FAANAMullica HillNJUnited StatesMcMillan
Alexander Kent Meininger, M.D.Steamboat SpringsCOUnited StatesMeininger