Event Date/Time: Dec 04, 2004
End Date/Time: Dec 04, 2004
Recent research and technological advances offer new promise that the approximately 400,000 people in the United States who suffer acute articular cartilage injuries can expect a life with high level joint function, less pain and increased overall mobility. There are a myriad of articular cartilage repair strategies that are available to clinicians. However, some debate remains as to which approach is most effective. This program aims to explore the controversy associated with these treatments for articular cartilage lesions. Moreover, the program will provide in depth practical knowledge on the indications, imaging modalities, surgical techniques and rehabilitation methods relevant to modern articular cartilage repair in the knee, hip and ankle.
This program is designed to educate Orthopaedic Surgeons, Residents and Fellows and will discuss topics that Primary Care Physicians, Physiatrists and Physical Therapists will also find relevant and informative.
Weill Cornell CME activities are intended to lead to better patient care. At the conclusion of the course, the participant should be able to:
1. Recognize the basic structure and function of articular cartilage and its inherently poor healing response
2. Realize when to use MRI in the diagnosis of cartilage injury
3. Distinguish and differentiate between the cartilage repair techniques of marrow stimulation, microfracture, autologous resurfacing, allograft transplantation and autologous chondrocyte implantation
4. Assess the role of the correction of knee malalignment in the success of cartilage repair procedures
Weill Medical College of Cornell University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
Weill Medical College of Cornell University designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7 Category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.