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Precourse 03: The Shoulder: What’s Predictable, Controversial and Cutting Edge

​Wednesday, October 2, 2013

7:30 – 11:30 AM

Moscone West 2022


Co-Chairs: Mark E. Baratz, MD; Tom R. Norris, MD

Precourse Fees:

ASSH Member - $195
ASSH Senior Member - $145
Non-Member Surgeon - $225
Allied Health - $125
Resident/Fellow - $75

Includes printed & electronic syllabus.



This shoulder surgery course covers the predictable operations one may count on in maximizing good results in your practice.  The background, indications, pertinent anatomy, techniques and outcomes are covered for each topic.  There will be time for the controversial and cutting edge topics in tendon transfers, anatomic shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty with a faculty well-versed in shoulder reconstruction.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Improve their patient selection for those shoulder procedures that have a predictably high chance for a favorable outcome.
  • Refine their understanding of the technical aspects of surgery for shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries, proximal humerus fractures and glenohumeral arthritis.
  • Improve their algorithms for postoperative care following shoulder reconstruction.
  • Improve their sense of the clinical outcomes following shoulder reconstruction.
Audience Level: Intermediate to advanced
Keyword(s): Rotator Cuff, Proximal Humerus Fractures, Glenohumeral Arthritis, Shoulder Arthroplasty
Category: Shoulder
CME: The ASSH designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Wayne Z. Burkhead, MD
Neal C. Chen, MD
Armodios Hatzidakis, MD
James D. Kelly, II, MD
Mark Ross, FRACS
Christopher C. Schmidt, MD
Mark Schrumpf, MD
Scott P. Steinmann, MD
Thomas W. Wright, MD


​7:30 ​Introduction ​Mark E. Baratz, MD
 PREDICTABLE - Moderator: Wayne Z. Burkhead, MD
​7:30 – 7:43

​Rotator Cuff Repair and Distal Clavicle Resection

Discussion & Questions

Christopher C. Schmidt, MD​
​7:43 – 7:56

​Biceps Tenotomy for SLAP Lesion and Tendinopathy

Discussion & Questions

​Mark E. Baratz, MD
​7:56 – 8:09

​Arthroscopic Bankart for TUBS with Normal Glenoid

Discussion & Questions

​Neal C. Chen, MD
​8:09 – 8:23

​Bristow Latarjet for Recurrent Instability with Glenoid Defect

Discussion & Questions

​James D. Kelly, II, MD
​8:23 – 8:36

​AC Joint Reconstruction

Discussion & Questions

​Thomas W. Wright, MD
​8:36 – 8:49

​Management of Shoulder Osteoarthritis with Intact Cuff

Discussion & Questions

​Mark Schrumpf, MD
​8:49 – 9:00

​Reverse for Cuff Deficient Shoulder in the Elderly

Discussion & Questions

​Wayne Z. Burkhead, MD
​9:00 – 9:20 ​Panel Discussion ​All faculty
CONTROVERSIAL - Moderator: Mark E. Baratz, MD
​9:20 – 9:30 ​Grafts in Revision Rotator Cuff Surgery ​Scott P. Steinmann, MD
​9:30 – 9:40 ​Latissmus Transfer for Cuff Deficiency ​Mark E. Baratz, MD
​9:40 – 9:50 ​ORIF vs. HHA vs. RSA for Proximal Humeral Fractures ​Armodios Hatzidakis, MD
​9:50 – 10:00 ​Biologic Resurfacing in the Young, Active OA Patient with Intact Cuff ​Wayne Z. Burkhead, MD
​10:00 – 10:20 ​Questions/Panel Discussion ​All faculty
CUTTING EDGE - Moderator: Thomas R. Norris, MD
​10:20 – 10:30 ​The Recessed Glenoid ​Mark Ross, FRACS
​10:30 – 10:35 ​Overview B2 Glenoid in OA ​Mark Schrumpf, MD
​10:35 – 10:50 ​Cases for Panel ​Wayne Z. Burkhead, MD,
Neal C. Chen, MD,
Armodios Hatzidakis, MD,
James D. Kelly, II, MD,
Scott P. Steinmann, MD,
Thomas W. Wright, MD
​10:50 – 10:55 ​Malunions and Nonunions Overview ​Thomas W. Wright, MD
​10:55 – 11:10 ​Cases for Panel ​Wayne Z. Burkhead, MD,
Neal C. Chen, MD,
Armodios Hatzidakis, MD,
James D. Kelly, II, MD,
Scott P. Steinmann, MD,
Thomas W. Wright, MD
​11:10 – 11:15 ​Periprosthetic Fracture Treatment and Risks ​Scott P. Steinmann, MD
​11:15 – 11:25 ​Cases for Panel ​Wayne Z. Burkhead, MD,
Neal C. Chen, MD,
Armodios Hatzidakis, MD,
James D. Kelly, II, MD,
Scott P. Steinmann, MD,
Thomas W. Wright, MD

​Wrap up and Questions

This presentation:  will include discussion of Aequalis Total Shoulder and Adjustable Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, an "off-label" or other non-FDA approved, investigational pharmaceutical product or device manufactured by Tornier.
​Tom R. Norris, MD

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