AAOS/ASES Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Techniques to Master for the Next Decade

Objectives & CME Credits

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the techniques and perform arthroscopic repair of a massive rotator cuff tear, as well as concomitant arthroscopic procedures treating the biceps and suprascapular nerve
  • Identify characteristics of tears that are not repairable, and when to consider alternative treatment options to rotator cuff repair
  • Perform alternative treatments such as patch reconstruction and superior capsular reconstruction for massive rotator cuff tears
  • Review the anatomy and perform tendon transfers as a salvage option for massive rotator cuff tears
  • Recognize the indications and demonstrate the surgical techniques for arthroplasty in patients with non-repairable massive rotator cuff tears or failed rotator cuff repairs

 Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation

AAOS designates this live activity for 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.