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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AOSSM-Arthritis Foundation Think Tank: Multicenter Trial for the Treatment of Shoulder Osteoarthritis

The purpose of this Think Tank is to highlight existing literature, knowledge gaps, new innovations, and best practices related to multicenter clinical trials in the prevention and treatment of shoulder OA. Join us for this discussion and small group breakout sessions. Your input will be valuable as we plan the Request for Proposals to be released in 2025.

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Allograft Creation

Donor Alliance, AlloSource and JRF Ortho invite you to visit their facilities on a tour led by Rachel M. Frank, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Take a journey to discover the path an allograft takes from tissue donation to manufacturing, making them available for your surgeries. This unique opportunity is only possible in Denver and being offered exclusively to 2024 Annual Meeting attendees.

The tour is free! Registration is limited to the first 40 people and transportation is provided.

On the bus, hear from Dr. Frank regarding her experience using allografts and being an allograft recipient. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.

For additional information contact [email protected].

Drive to Donor Alliance
1:00 pm-1:30 pm

Donor Alliance Tour
1:30 pm-2:10 pm

Learn about the tissue donation process, while touring a surgical recovery facility.

Drive to AlloSource
2:10 pm-2:40 pm

AlloSource Tour
2:40 pm-3:20 pm

View manufacturing of cartilage, tendon, fascia and skin allografts to understand the full potential of allografts in sports medicine.

Drive to JRF Ortho
3:20 pm-3:30 pm

JRF Ortho Tour
3:30 pm-4:10 pm

Hear how tissue distribution works and get tips for a smooth OCA selection experience.

Return to Convention Center
4:10 pm-4:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Instructional Courses

IC 101: Hip Pain in the Athlete - Cases from the Court, Field, and Ice

IC 102: Optimizing ACL Reconstruction in 2024: A Case-Based Approach

IC 103: Case-Based Diagnosis and Management of Patellofemoral Cartilage Injuries

IC 104: Sideline Decisions One Makes in the Heat of the Battle of Game or On-site Coverage, Times are Changing! What Every Team Physician Should Know!

IC 105: All You Need to Know about Meniscus Preservation

IC 106: Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries: Where Do We Stand in 2024?

IC 107: The Changing Paradigm of Posterior Shoulder Instability: From Simple Repair to Arthroscopic Bone Block

IC 108: High Tibial Osteotomy: How to Get it Right and Avoid Complications (Case Based lecture)
8:45 am - 9:00 am

Opening Ceremony and Welcome

Dean C. Taylor, MD; Jonathan F. Dickens, MD; Alison P. Toth, MD

9:00 am - 10:00 am

General Session: Isolated ACL Reconstruction or LET It Be

Moderators: Michael J. Alaia, MD and Volker Musahl, MD

Paper 01: Clinical Outcomes Following ACL Reconstruction with Slope Reducing High-Tibial Osteotomy: A Matched Case-Control Study
9:00 am-9:05 am
Walter R. Lowe, MD
Paper 02: Combined ACL Reconstruction and Lateral Extra-Articular Procedures Reduce Graft Ruptures in Patients Over the Age of 30 Years Old: A Matched-Pair Analysis of 1102 Patients
9:05 am-9:10 am
Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, MD, PhD
Paper 03: Isolated LET Leads to Superior Outcomes Compared to Revision ACL Reconstruction and ACL Revision+LET in Patients Treated for Medial Meniscal Tearing with Residual Rotational Instability and an Intact or Partially Torn ACL Graft
9:10 am-9:15 am
Kostas Economopoulos, MD
Paper 04: Clinical Outcomes, Graft Failure Rate, and Incidence of Structural and Symptomatic Osteoarthritis in an ACL Revision Cohort: Minimum 10-Year Onsite Follow-up in the MARS Cohort
9:15 am-9:20 am
Laura J. Huston, MS
9:20 am-9:25 am

Video Technique: Slope Reducing High-Tibial Osteotomy
9:25 am-9:32 am
Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, MD, PhD
Video Technique: ACL revision + SRO
9:32 am-9:39 am
Alan M. Getgood, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Video Technique: LET
9:39 am-9:46 am
Rachel M. Frank, MD
Case Based Panel: ACL + The Elite Cutting Athlete
9:46 am-10:00 am
Moderators: Armando F. Vidal, MD and Volker Musahl, MD

Panelists: Robin V. West, MD and James P. Bradley, MD

Debate Topics:

  • Primary ACL Injury: Quad Graft or BTB
  • What If Revision – Threshold for Osteotomy vs. LET?
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Game Changer Session: The Unequal Playing Field—Addressing Health Disparities in Sports Medicine with the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

Moderators: Gabriella E. Ode, MD and Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, MD

Paper 06: Lower Socioeconomic Status is Associated with Recurrent Shoulder Instability before Surgical Shoulder Stabilization
10:45 am-10:50 am
Vasilios Moutzouros, MD
Paper 07: Race and Income Influence Patient Outcomes After Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries
10:50 am-10:55 am
Isabel Chalem, BS
10:55 am-11:00 am

Guest Speaker
11:00 am-11:15 am
Billy McMullen

Hear from Billy McMullen, retired NFL wide receiver and founder of "Spark Talk", a mental health platform for student athletes.

Leveling the Playing Field: A Case-Based Expert Panel Discussion Highlighting the Way Forward
11:15 am-11:45 am
Moderator: Gabriella E. Ode, MD

Panelists Include:

  • Eric W. Carson, MD
  • Billy McMullen
  • Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, MD
  • Riley J. Williams, III, MD
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Journal Reviewers' Workshop

Anatomic Imaging in Sports Medicine Manuscripts: Pearls and Pitfalls for How to Approach Your Review
Derik L. Davis, MD

Dr. Davis will provide guidelines for reviewers in evaluating commonly encountered anatomic imaging modalities in sports medicine manuscripts and discuss when anatomic imaging adds value to or detracts from the stated purpose of a manuscript. Attendees will learn to specify examples of imaging do’s and don’ts in manuscripts for reviewers to recognize with respect to study design, methodology, and interpretation of results.

Understanding Statistical Graphics in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research
James L. Carey, MD, MPH

Dr. Carey will discuss some basic and advanced methods of visualizing data. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding statistical graphics that can be used to visually communicate complex relationships and uncertainty. Some examples taken directly from the orthopaedic sports medicine literature will be used to highlight key principles.

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Learn

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Learn

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Keystone Theater Presentation

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Keystone Theater Presentation

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Residents & Fellows Forum

Organizers: Meghan Bishop, MD; Katherine J. Coyner, MD; and Alan Zhang, MD

Supported By

1:00 pm-1:05 pm

Expanding Clinical Practice: Efficient Clinical Management, Establishing Your Practice, Integrating Team Coverage for Comprehensive Care, Work-Life Balance
1:05 pm-1:25 pm
Moderator: Katherine Coyner, MD


  • Leah C. Brown, MD
  • Corey R. Dwyer, MD

Establishing Your Professional Identity: Leveraging Social Media, Personal Branding, Managing Online Reviews, Adapting to New Technologies, Networking and Collaboration
1:25 pm-1:55 pm
Moderator: Alan Zhang, MD


  • Sachin Allahabadi, MD
  • Michelle E. Kew, MD

Residents Breakout Session
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
You’re Set on Sports, Now What?: Demystifying the Fellowship Match, Evaluating Programs and Finding the Right Fit

Moderator: Lutul Farrow, MD


  • Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD
  • William M. Wind, Jr MD
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Success After Residency: Perils and Pitfalls of Being a Good Fellow, Practice Settings, Applying for Jobs

Moderator: Meghan Bishop, MD


  • Elizabeth R. Dennis, MD
  • Matthew Fury, MD
  • Matthew J. Partan, DO
2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

Fellows Breakout Session
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Moderator: James Carr, MD

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Financial Management for Physicians: Understanding RVUs, Collections, FTEs, Contract Basics, Disability Insurance, and the Role of Financial Advisors

Moderator: Armando Vidal, MD

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
Managing the Operating Room: Preference Cards, Team Building/Leadership, Navigating Surgical Challenges, Managing Stress in the OR

Moderator: Rachel Frank, MD

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Structured Networking with “All-Stars of Sports Medicine”
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

General Session: Shoulder Instability

Moderators: Carolyn Hettrich, MD, MPH and Brett D. Owens, MD

Paper 08: Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for Anterior Glenohumeral Instability in Adolescent Athletes:Risk Factors for Subsequent Revision Stabilization
1:15 pm-1:20 pm
Jeffrey Kay, MD
Paper 09: Minimum 20-Year Outcomes Following Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for the Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability
1:20 pm-1:25 pm
Maximilian Hinz, MD
Paper 10: 5-Year Outcomes: Arthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Augmentation is Superior to Bankart Repair
1:25 pm-1:30 pm
Ivan H. Wong, MD, FRCSC, MAcM, Dip. Sports Med
Paper 11: Open Latarjet Procedure in Athletes with a Minimum of 5 Years Follow Up: An Analysis of Factors Associated with Success
1:30 pm-1:35 pm
Eoghan Hurley, MD, PhD
1:35 pm-1:40 pm

Technique Spotlight: Arthroscopic DTA
1:40 pm-1:47 pm
Ivan H. Wong, MD, FRCSC, MAcM, Dip. Sports Med
Technique Spotlight: Latarjet
1:47 pm-1:54 pm

Gold Medal Debate: Open Distal Tibia with Screws vs. Arthroscopic DTA and Suspensory Fixation
1:54 pm-2:15 pm
Moderator: Jimmy Bailey, MD; Debaters: Matthew T. Provencher, MD, MBA, MC USNR (Ret.); and John M. Tokish, MD

Each participant will give a 5-minute view followed by a 5-minute rebuttal. The audience will weigh in with interactive polling to determine the winner!

2:25 pm - 3:25 pm

Concurrent Session A: Meniscal Tears—Getting to the Root of the Problem

Moderators: Cassandra A. Lee, MD and Matthew Tao, MD

Paper 12: Risk Factors and Failure Rates for Ramp Repair with ACL Reconstruction: An Analysis of 1037 Patients with a Mean Follow-up of 72 Months from the SANTI Study Group
2:25 pm-2:30 pm
Adnan Saithna, MD, FAANA
Paper 13: Weightbearing After Medial Meniscus Root Repair: A Cadaveric Study Analyzing the Integrity of Meniscal Root Repairs Subjected to Physiologic Cyclic Loading
2:30 pm-2:35 pm
Paul Allegra, MD
Paper 14: Evaluation of Outcomes at Mean 2.75 years after Repair of Lateral Meniscus Oblique Radial Tears during ACL Reconstruction
2:35 pm-2:40 pm
Zachary Burnett, MD
Paper 15: Survivorship of 157 Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplants Using Bone Fixation at Mean 7 Years and Prognostic Factors Analysis
2:40 pm-2:45 pm
Aaron J. Krych, MD
2:45 pm-2:50 pm

Technique Spotlight: Meniscus Ramp Tear Repair
2:50 pm-2:57 pm
Romain Seil, MD, PhD
Technique Spotlight: Meniscus Root Tear Repair
2:57 pm-3:04 pm
Travis J. Dekker, MD
Technique Spotlight: Meniscus Radial Tear Repair
3:04 pm-3:11 pm
Nick Colyvas, MD
Case-Based Panel: Meniscus Repair in the Athlete
3:11 pm-3:25 pm
Moderators: Jocelyn R. Wittstein, MD and Matthew Tao, MD

Panelists Include:

  • Nicholas Colyvas, MD
  • Travis J. Dekker, MD
  • Aaron J. Krych, MD
  • Romain Seil, MD, PhD
2:25 pm - 3:25 pm

Concurrent Session B: Hips Don't Lie—Show Me the Data on Labral Tears and FAI

Moderators: Marc R. Safran, MD and Andrea M. Spiker, MD

Paper 16: Long-term Outcomes of Primary Hip Arthroscopy: Multicenter Analysis at Minimum 10-Year Follow-Up with Attention to Labral and Capsular Management
2:25 pm-2:30 pm
Mario Hevesi, MD, PhD
Paper 17: Does Higher Quality CAM Resection Correlate with Better Patient-Reported Outcomes?
2:30 pm-2:35 pm
Charlotte Langley, BAH
Paper 18: The Pendulum Has Swung: A 14-Year Analysis of Patients Presenting for Failed Hip Arthroscopy Shows Rising Incidence of Cam Over-Resection and Decreasing Incidence of Under-Resection
2:35 pm-2:40 pm
Benjamin G. Domb, MD
2:40 pm-2:45 pm

Plan and Technique for the Perfect CAM Resection
2:45 pm-2:52 pm
Joshua D. Harris, MD
The Failed Hip Scope: Getting Out of Trouble
2:52 pm-2:59 pm
Robert W. Westermann, MD
Technique Spotlight: When Arthroscopy Doesn't Cut It—How to Get the PAO Right
2:59 pm-3:06 pm
Andrea M. Spiker, MD
Case-Based Panel: Controversies in Hip Preservation
3:06 pm-3:25 pm
Moderators: Marc Safran, MD and Andrea Spiker, MD

Panelists Include:

  • Richard C. Mather, MD, MBA
  • Josh Harris, MD
  • Robert Westermann, MD
  • Benjamin Domb, MD
2:25 pm - 3:25 pm

Concurrent Session C: Brace Yourself for the Changes in UCL Management

Moderators: Steven B. Cohen, MD and Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Paper 19: Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Returns Ulnohumeral Joint Space Gapping to Normal on Postoperative Stress Ultrasound
2:25 pm-2:30 pm
Michael C. Ciccotti, MD
Paper 20: Clinical Outcomes of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair with Internal Brace Versus Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Competitive Athletes
2:30 pm-2:35 pm
Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD
Paper 21: Anatomic Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction with Internal Brace Augmentation in Throwing Athletes
2:35 pm-2:40 pm
Christopher L. Camp, MD
Paper 22: The Natural History of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in Professional Baseball
2:40 pm-2:45 pm
Joseph E. Tanenbaum, MD, PhD
2:45 pm-2:50 pm

Spotlight Video Technique: Primary UCL Repair+ and UCL Reconstruction—What to Do and When
2:50 pm-2:57 pm
Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD
Spotlight Video Technique: Revision UCL Reconstruction—What You Need to Know
2:57 pm-3:04 pm

Panel Discussion: Management of Proximal UCL Injury— in HS Athlete vs. Draft Pick vs. Pro
3:04 pm-3:25 pm
Moderators: Steven B. Cohen, MD and Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Panelists Include:

  • Christopher L. Camp, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD
  • Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT
  • Chris Ahmad, MD
2:25 pm - 3:25 pm

Concurrent D: ESSKA: Therapeutic Challenges in Multi-Ligament Injured Knees

Moderators: Michael Hantes, MD and Joan Carles Monllau

Surgical Plan in MLKI Knees
2:25 pm-2:37 pm
Joan Carles Monllau
Management of the Posterolateral Corner in MLKI Knees
2:37 pm-2:49 pm
Berte Boe, MD, PhD
Management of MCL in MLKI Knees: Acute Repair or Reconstruction or…
2:49 pm-3:01 pm
Michael Hantes, MD
Early or Delayed Surgery in MLKI Knees and Factors Affecting Outcomes in MLKI Knees
3:01 pm-3:13 pm
Stefano Zaffagnini, MD
3:13 pm-3:25 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session A: Rehabilitation—Getting Back in the Game

Moderators: Brian C. Lau, MD and Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT

Paper 23: Functional Stability Testing and Athletic Shoulder Performance Testing Higher in Patients Able to Return to Sport Following Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
4:00 pm-4:05 pm
Alex Meyer, MD
Paper 24: Cryocompression Results in a Significant Decrease in Opioid Consumption following Shoulder Surgery—A Multi Center Randomized Controlled Trial
4:05 pm-4:10 pm
Moin Khan, MD, MSc., FRCSC
4:10 pm-4:15 pm

NATA Exchange Lecture: The Influence of Quadriceps Function on Indictors of Post-Traumatic Knee Osteoarthritis Over the First Year Following ACL Reconstruction
4:15 pm-4:25 pm
Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC
AASPT Exchange Lecture: Blood Flow Restriction
4:25 pm-4:32 pm
Scott Greenberg, PT, DPT, MBA, CSCS
Secrets to Accelerate RTP for Following ACL Reconstruction
4:32 pm-4:39 pm
Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT
What You Need to Include in Your Shoulder Stabilization Rehab to Maximize RTP
4:39 pm-4:46 pm
Charles A. Thigpen, PhD, PT, ATC
Mobilization or Immobilization following Rotator Cuff Repair
4:46 pm-4:53 pm
Emilio Calvo, MD, PhD
4:53 pm-5:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session B: Knee Kids on the Block—Get the Right Stuff for Pediatric ACL Injuries

Moderators: John T. Lawrence, MD, PhD and Stephanie W. Mayer, MD

Paper 25: Enhancing Tibial Spine Fracture Repair: Suture Plus Diaphyseal Suture Anchors Biomechanically Outperform Sutures and Screws in Pediatric Cadaveric Knees
4:00 pm-4:05 pm
Thomas Johnstone, BS
Paper 26: Role of Age on Survival of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Primary Repair at Minimum 5-year Follow-up
4:05 pm-4:10 pm
Sebastian S. Rilk, MD
4:10 pm-4:15 pm

BEAR ACL Results
4:15 pm-4:22 pm
Edward S. Chang, MD
LET with Primary ACLR in Adolescent Patients
4:22 pm-4:29 pm
Daniel Green, MD
Video Technique: Tibial Spine Fracture ORIF
4:29 pm-4:36 pm
Kevin G. Shea, MD
Video Technique: Micheli-Kocher ACLR
4:36 pm-4:43 pm
Jonathan Riboh, MD
Panel Discussion: Decision-Making
4:43 pm-5:00 pm
Panel Moderators: John T. Lawrence, MD and Stephanie W. Mayer, MD

Panelists Include:

  • Jay C. Albright, MD
  • Edward S. Chang, MD
  • Daniel Green, MD
  • Kevin G. Shea, MD
  • Marc Tompkins, MD
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session C: The Times They Are-A-Changin'—Prepare Your Practice

Moderators: Christian Pean, MD and Joesph Guettler, MD

Importance of Determining SDOH and Acting Upon Them
4:00 pm-4:10 pm
Christian A. Pean, MD, MS
Automating PRO Collection in Your Practice
4:10 pm-4:20 pm
Jocelyn Wittstein, MD
4:20 pm-4:30 pm

Taking Ownership—Private Equity, Physician Owned, etc.
4:30 pm-4:40 pm
David S. Jevsevar, MD
How I See It & What Insurers Value in Orthopaedic Practices
4:40 pm-4:50 pm
Richard C. Mather, III, MD, MBA
4:50 pm-5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SOMOS Reception

Join us for the annual gathering of our military members. All are welcome to attend this event that recognizes and celebrates sports medicine in the military. If you are current military, former military, a colleague or friend who cares for those who serve or who have served our country, please join us.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The FORUM Meetup

Visit with colleagues and enjoy the end of the first day of the AOSSM Annual Meeting. Forum members and prospective members are invited to attend.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Location: Hyatt Regency

Connect with colleagues and friends at the AOSSM Welcome Night Reception for the 2024 Annual Meeting. This lively party will the colorful great outdoors, indoors, and celebrate this unique Mile High City. Enjoy an array of interactive activities and games for the young and young at heart, alongside local cuisines showcasing the flavors of Rockies. Located at the Hyatt Regency Denver, just across from the Colorado Convention Center.

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday Night Lights Social

Join Us for a Night Out at AOSSM: Swing into action at Tom’s Watch Bar, set against the backdrop of Coors Field featuring golf simulators, shuffleboard and food & drinks with your peers and society leaders. Hosted by the Early Career Member Committee and sponsored by Össur and Vericel, all members under the age of 45 or in practice under 10 years are welcome.

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Instructional Courses

IC 201: A Case Based Approach for Meniscus Repair and Transplantation: Discussing Up to Date Indications, Techniques, and Biologic Augmentation

IC 202: “Get Me Back in the Game”: A Case-Based Roundtable Discussion on Management of Acute Athletic Shoulder Injuries

IC 203: Shoulder Problems in Overhead Sports: Surgeon Beware- It Isn't Always So Straight Forward: An Interactive, Round Table, Case-Based, Problem-Solving Session

IC 204: The Cutting Edge in Osteochondritis Dissecans: Updates from the ROCK Group

IC 205: Technical Tips and Tricks for Knee Osteotomy

IC 206: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: Modern-day Techniques and their Role in Today's ACL Toolbox

IC 207: Surgical Techniques for ACL Reconstruction in Patients with Open Physes

IC 208: Everything You Need to Know to Perform Successful Shoulder Arthroplasty: Preoperative Planning, TSA, RTSA and Revision Arthroplasty
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Playmaker Grant Lab

Finalists for the Playmaker Grant will present their research strategies at a shark-tank session open to all meeting attendees. This session will provide panelists, finalists, and audience members the opportunity to interact with and discuss the merits of each proposal. All funding decisions will be made by standing members of the AOSSM Research Committee and a winner(s) will be selected on site!

9:00 am - 9:30 am

The Breakfast Club

9:35 am - 10:05 am

The Breakfast Club

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

10:15 am - 10:45 am

OLC Mobile Lab Live Surgery Demonstration

ACL Repair Using BioBrace

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Session A: Cuff It—Own the Gamut of Rotator Cuff Tear Management

Moderators: Raffy Mirzayan, MD and Nikhil N. Verma, MD

Short to Mid-term Outcomes of the Subacromial Balloon Spacer in Patient with and without Previous Rotator Cuff Repair
10:45 am-10:50 am
Joseph Abboud, MD
Paper 28: Comparing Outcomes Between Arthroscopic-Assisted Lower Trapezius Tendon Transfer and Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
10:50 am-10:55 am
Haley M. McKissack, MD, BS
Paper 29: Incidental Teres Minor Atrophy in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair of the Supraspinatus Occurs Frequently and is Associated with Worse Postoperative Outcomes without Higher Failure Rates
10:55 am-11:00 am
Stephen Marcaccio, MD
11:00 am-11:05 am

Technique Spotlight: All the Pro Tips to Get the Arthroscopic Repair Right
11:05 am-11:12 am
Grant L. Jones, MD
Technique Spotlight: Reconstructing the Massive RCR—How to Get it Right
11:12 am-11:19 am
Katherine Burns, MD
Technique Spotlight: Lower Trapezius Transfer Step by Step
11:19 am-11:26 am

RTC Re-tear (It's Torn Again!)
11:26 am-11:45 am
Moderators: Augustus Mazzocca, MD, MS and John Tokish, MD


  • John E. Kuhn, MD, MS
  • Raffy Mirzayan, MD
  • Felix H. Savoie, MD
  • Nikhil N. Verma, MD
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Concurrent Session B: Surgical Management of Complex Knee Sports Injuries: A Global Perspective from ISAKOS

Moderators: David Parker, MBBS, BMedSc, FRACS, FAOrthA and Alan Getgood, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Case-based Panel Discussion


  • Elizabeth Arendt, MD
  • David Figueroa, MD
  • Rachel Frank, MD
  • Yee-Han Dave Lee, MBBS, FRCS(Ortho)
  • Matthieu Ollivier, MD, PhD, Prof
  • R. Kyle Martin, MD
  • Volker Musahl, MD
  • Seth Sherman, MD
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Learn

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch and Learn

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Keystone Theater Presentation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

OLC Mobile Lab Live Surgery Demonstration

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Keystone Theater Presentation

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Game Changer Session: Risky Business—Keep your (Legal) Briefs On

Moderators: Stephen F. Brockmeier, MD and Riley J. Williams III, MD

Team Physician Considerations in the New Frontier of Amateur and Collegiate Athletics
1:15 pm-1:22 pm
Eric C. McCarty, MD
Strategies for Professional Athletes
1:22 pm-1:29 pm
Chris Ahmad, MD
Panel Discussion: Protecting My Blind Side
1:29 pm-2:15 pm
Moderators: Stephen F. Brockmeier, MD and Robin V. West, MD


  • James P. Bradley, MD
  • Chris Ahmad, MD
  • Christopher C. Kaeding, MD
  • Eric C. McCarty, MD
  • Riley J. Williams III, MD

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Presentation of the Robert E. Leach Award

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Presidential Address and Medallion Exchange

Dean C. Taylor, MD

3:25 pm - 4:25 pm

Concurrent Session A: Osteotomy—No Bones About It

Moderators: Rachel M. Frank, MD and Armando F. Vidal, MD

Paper 31: Patient Reported and Clinical Outcomes of High Tibial Osteotomy and Distal Femoral Osteotomy in High Level Athletes
3:25 pm-3:30 pm
Michael Moore
Paper 32: Leg Length Changes Following Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Validation of a Predictive Tool and Comparison of Lateral Opening Wedge and Medial Closing Wedge Techniques
3:30 pm-3:35 pm
Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD
Paper 33: Computed Tomography Analysis of the Variation in the Medial and Lateral Posterior Tibial Slopes in Patients Undergoing Osteotomy About the Knee
3:35 pm-3:40 pm
Richard Amendola, MD
Paper 34: Supratubercle Anterior Closing Wedge Osteotomy: No Change in Patellar Height, Compared to Decreased Height for Medial Opening Wedge Proximal Tibial Osteotomy, and Significant Decreases in Anterior Tibial Translation at Six Months Postoperati
3:40 pm-3:45 pm
Nicholas I. Kennedy, MD
3:45 pm-3:50 pm

Technique Spotlight: Intratubercle Closing Wedge Osteotomy
3:50 pm-3:57 pm
Alfred A. Mansour, MD
Technique Spotlight: Medial Opening Wedge HTO with Patient Specific Instrumentation
3:57 pm-4:04 pm
Anil S. Ranawat, MD
Technique Spotlight: Distal Femoral Osteotomies Opening Lateral and Closing Wedge
4:04 pm-4:11 pm
Travis G. Maak, MD
Case-Based Panel Discussion
4:11 pm-4:25 pm
Moderators: Annuziato Amendola, MD and Armando Vidal, MD


  • Alan M. Getgood, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
  • Walter R. Lowe, MD
  • Volker Musahl, MD
  • Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, MD, PhD
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm

Concurrent Session B: Tough Topics in Care of College/Elite Athletes with The FORUM

Moderator: Laura Alberton, MD

Psychologic Aspects of Injury/Recovery
3:25 pm-3:35 pm
Melissa A. Christino, MD
Return to Sport after Patellar Dislocation
3:35 pm-3:45 pm
Jacqueline M. Brady, MD
Return to Sport after Pregnancy
3:45 pm-3:55 pm
Leah C. Brown, MD
Navigating the Impact of NIL on Team Physicians
3:55 pm-4:05 pm
Katherine J. Coyner, MD, MBA
4:05 pm-4:25 pm
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society (JROGS) Meeting and Reception

AOSSM is pleased to host a special gathering in partnership with the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. JRGOS members and all interested meeting attendees are invited to join.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

General Session: Give It to Me Straight—What Team Physicians are Really Doing

Moderators: Asheesh Bedi, MD and Peter A. Indelicato, MD


  • Robert H. Brophy, MD
  • E. Lyle Cain, MD
  • Katherine J. Coyner, MD, MBA
  • Jason L. Dragoo, MD
  • Jeffrey Guy, MD
  • Kristofer J. Jones, MD
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sports Medicine Fellowship Reception

All Program Directors, Program Coordinators, Program Faculty, Residents and Fellows are welcome to join the Sports Medicine Fellowship Reception for continued networking opportunities with your peers and the society’s leaders.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Traveling Fellows Reception

The Traveling Fellowship Reception at the AOSSM Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, invites attendees to connect and engage with past and present traveling fellows. This program facilitates an exchange of scientific knowledge and fosters relationships among sports medicine physicians from North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin American countries. The four-week fellowship includes visits to sports medicine centers, interaction with regional experts, patient care experiences, observation in operating rooms, scientific collaboration, case sharing, and recreational activities. Led by a senior orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, these tours feature three emerging leaders in the field. AOSSM collaborates with partner organizations such as APKASS, ESSKA, and SLARD to facilitate travel exchanges between regions, alternating between North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America biennially.

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Instructional Courses

IC 301: Down with the SLAP: A Case-Based Approach to Biceps, Labral and Shoulder Dysfunction

IC 302: The Collision Course: Management of Complex Injuries in Collision Sport Athletes. A Case Based Approach

IC 303: Patellofemoral Joint Preservation: A Case-Based Approach to Managing Chondrosis

IC 304: How to Incorporate Orthobiologics in your Practice: Safe, Effective, and Ethical

IC 305: My Worst Day in the Operating Room: Navigating and Preventing Pitfalls and Complications Associated with Arthroscopic and Open Knee Surgery Descrip­tion

IC 306: Masterclass in Multi-ligamentous Knee Injuries: Expert Perspectives

IC 307: The Failed Hip Arthroscopy: How to Successfully Manage (and Not Replace) It

IC 308: Management of Patellofemoral Instability and Chondral Lesions in The Young Patient: Focus on Stabilization and Cartilage Restoration
8:45 am - 9:00 am

Hall of Fame Induction

9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Winning Playbook for Elite Athlete Care

Featuring Presidential Guest Speaker: Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber

Keeping professional athletes at the top of their game requires the expert care of a dedicated, multi-disciplinary team. Former Giant and sought-after sports commentator Tiki Barber joins his former head team physician, Scott Rodeo, MD, and renowned head athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes, ATC, for a holistic look at the factors that impact elite athlete care. This panel discussion will cover injury prevention and treatment, return-to-play decisions to mental health, off-field influences and much more from the perspectives of the medical team and the player.

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Alison Toth, MD


  • Tiki Barber: Analyst and Commentator, CBS Sports & Retired Running Back, New York Giants
  • Scott Rodeo, MD: Head Team Physician, New York Giants
  • Ronnie Barnes, ATC: Head Athletic Trainer and Sr. Vice President, Medical Services, New York Giants
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Research Workshop

Research is an integral part of your practice and may even be an expectation of your institution. Join the AOSSM Research Committee for this insightful workshop focused on research collaborations with industry. An expert panel of industry partners and AOSSM members will discuss:

  • Why members should consider research collaborations with industry
  • Industry funding priorities
  • Why these collaborations are important and mutually beneficial
  • Successful approaches for identifying and securing industry funding
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Game Changer Session: Going for the Gold

A distinguished panel featuring Olympic team physicians, and Olympic skier and eight-time national champion, Nina O’Brien discuss the unique needs of a multi-sport team competing at the peak of athleticism under extreme pressure.

Speakers Include:

  • Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, FACSM, FAMSSM, AMSSM Exchange Lecturer, Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee
  • Thomas R. Hackett, MD, Team Physician for the U.S. Snowboard Team
  • Nina O'Brien, Eight-Time National Champion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Masters Competition

The coveted AOSSM Red Jacket competition returns to this year’s Annual Meeting! This competition celebrates sports medicine luminaries as they present an innovation or technology that has provided high-end and far-reaching impact to their patients. Finalists deliver a short (~5-7 min) presentation detailing their innovation. After which, judges and the audience participate in Q&A. At the close of the session, a winner(s) is chosen, and the Red Jacket is awarded. Nominate your innovative peers or yourself by June 1, 2024!

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

OLC Mobile Lab Live Surgery Demonstration

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Game Changer Session: Fireside Chat on Leadership and Mentorship for our Future

Dean C. Taylor, MD and Robert B. Brown, Gen. (Ret.)

Join AOSSM President Dean C. Taylor, MD and Robert B. Brown, Gen. (Ret.) for a robust discussion on the skills and qualities of effective leaders. Gen. Brown shares insights from his 38 years in the U.S. Army, from his days at West Point where he played basketball under “Coach K” to serving as Commanding General of the largest service component, U.S. Army Pacific.

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Concurrent Session A: Get Yourself in Line—Best Patellofemoral Practices

Moderators: Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD and David Henri Dejour, MD

Paper 35: Number of Patellar Dislocation Events are Associated with Increased Chondral Damage of the Trochlea: Data from the JUPITER Group
2:20 pm-2:25 pm
Joshua T. Bram, BS
Paper 36: Return to Sports in Isolated MPFL Reconstruction Versus Additional Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
2:25 pm-2:30 pm
Zachary I. Li, BA
Paper 37: Outcomes of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Patients Over 30 Years of Age
2:30 pm-2:35 pm
Robert A. Magnussen, MD
Paper 38: Comparison of Clinical Outcomes and Return to Sport Rates Between Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation and Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Articular Cartilage Lesions in the Patellofemoral Joint
2:35 pm-2:40 pm
Jairo Triana, BS
2:40 pm-2:45 pm

Technique Spotlight: MPFL+ Reconstruction
2:45 pm-2:53 pm
Miho Tanaka, MD, PhD
Technique Spotlight: Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
2:53 pm-3:01 pm
Jacqueline M. Brady, MD
Technique Spotlight: Trochleoplasty
3:01 pm-3:09 pm
James L. Pace, MD
Gold Medal Debate: MPFL Alone vs. MPFL/TTO (MPFL Alone)
3:09 pm-3:14 pm
Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD
Gold Medal Debate: MPFL Alone vs. MPFL/TTO (MPFL/TTO)
3:15 pm-3:20 pm
Lutul D. Farrow, MD
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Concurrent Session B: Shoulder Potpourri

Moderators: Sara L. Edwards, MD and Brian R. Wolf, MD, MS

Paper 39: Overreduction of Type V Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocations During Acute Fixation is Associated with Improved Postoperative Rockwood Classification
2:20 pm-2:25 pm
Scott Feeley, MD
Paper 40: Two Fixation Points Provide Greater Stability than One in Cadaver Study of Remplissage for Large and Small Hill Sachs Lesions
2:25 pm-2:30 pm
Patrick Morrissey
Paper 41: Does MR Arthrography Improve Evaluation of Patients with Posterior Shoulder Instability? An Analysis from the MOON Shoulder Instability Group
2:30 pm-2:35 pm
Favian Su
Paper 42: No Difference in Acromial Morphology in Primary versus Revision Posterior Shoulder Instability Patients
2:35 pm-2:40 pm
Justin W. Arner, MD
2:40 pm-2:45 pm

Technique Spotlight: Labral Repair with Remplissage
2:45 pm-2:52 pm
Julie Bishop, MD
Technique Spotlight: Posterior Labral Repair Keys to Success
2:52 pm-2:59 pm
E. Lyle Cain, MD
Management of AC Joint Repair and Reconstruction: What to Do When
2:59 pm-3:06 pm
Brian R. Waterman, MD
Case-Based Panel Discussion
3:06 pm-3:20 pm
Panel Moderators: Sara L. Edwards, MD and Brian R. Wolf, MD, MS


  • Robert A. Arciero, MD
  • Julie Bishop, MD
  • E. Lyle Cain, MD
  • Brian R. Waterman, MD
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Concurrent Session C: Back to School—Training/Developing the Next Generation

Moderators: Joel L. Boyd, MD and Mary K. Mulcahey, MD

Paper 43: Development of a Novel Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Surgical Skills Assessment
2:20 pm-2:25 pm
Ryan Thacher, MD
Paper 44: In-Person Versus Virtual Interviews for Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship: Applicant Perspectives
2:25 pm-2:30 pm
Connor Hoge
2:30 pm-2:35 pm

Virtual Surgical Training
2:35 pm-2:42 pm
Ivan H. Wong, MD, FRCSC, MAcM, Dip. Sports Med
Developing an Arthroscopic Simulation Lab
2:42 pm-2:49 pm
Gregg Nicandri
Development of Team Physicians, What's The Pipeline
2:49 pm-2:56 pm
Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD
Augmented and Virtual Reality in Surgical Training
2:56 pm-3:03 pm
Jon JP Warner
Panel Discussion: How Do We Develop the Next Generation? ABOS Perspective on Simulation, Certification, Early Careerists, and BOLD
3:03 pm-3:25 pm

Panelists Include:

  • Joel L. Boyd, MD
  • Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD
  • Katherine J. Coyner, MD, MBA
  • Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD
  • Anil S. Ranawat, MD
  • Rick W. Wright, MD
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Concurrent Session D: SLARD

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Game Changer Session: Innovations in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Moderators: Anthony Miniaci, MD and Marc J. Philippon, MD

Innovation in Sports Medicine Surgery
3:30 pm-3:40 pm
Matthew T. Provencher, MD, MBA, MC USNR (Ret.)
AI Implications in Sports Medicine
3:40 pm-3:48 pm
Prem N. Ramkumar, MD MBA
Cartilage Lesions: What's Available and What's Coming
3:48 pm-3:56 pm
Seth L. Sherman, MD
The Future of Augments in the Rotator Cuff
3:56 pm-4:04 pm
Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD
Orthobiologics: What Really Works
4:04 pm-4:14 pm
Scott A. Rodeo, MD
4:14 pm-4:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Closing Night Event

Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Get ready to soar through history and explore the future of aviation and space at our Closing Night Event! Join us at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, located in the Hangar 1 of the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado.

Step into a world of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, military uniforms, and so much more. Immerse yourself in the rich history of flight as you get up close and personal with historic artifacts and memorabilia. Feel the excitement of aviation and space exploration as you embark on realistic flight simulators and experience the thrill of soaring through the skies.

This is a night not to be missed, where attendees, guests, and their families can come together to appreciate the wonders of aviation and space. Join us for an unforgettable evening of discovery, inspiration, and connection. Let your imagination take flight at the AOSSM Annual Meeting Closing Night Event!

8:30 am - 9:30 am

General Session: Hip Check—Intra-Articular and Extra-Articular

Moderators: J. W. Thomas Byrd, MD and F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

Paper 45: Hip Arthroscopy Versus Physical Therapy for the Treatment of Symptomatic Acetabular Labral Tears in Patients Older Than 40 Years: A 2-Year Report of A Randomized Controlled Trial
8:30 am-8:35 am
Stephen M. Gillinov, AB
Paper 46: Modern Hip Arthroscopy for FAIS Delays the Natural History of Osteoarthritis in a Fourth of Patients: A 12-Year Follow-Up Analysis
8:35 am-8:40 am
Prem N. Ramkumar, MD MBA
Paper 47: Long-term Outcomes in Arthroscopic Labral Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescents with Nested Propensity-Matched Comparison.
8:40 am-8:45 am
Benjamin G. Domb, MD
Early Sport Specialization as a Risk Factor for Femoracetabular Impingement
8:45 am-8:50 am
Mark E. Cinque, MD, MS
8:50 am-8:55 am

Capsule Approach
8:55 am-9:03 am
Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, MD
Endoscopic Hamstring
9:03 am-9:11 am
Shane J. Nho, MD, MS
Panel Discussion: Open vs. Endoscopic Hamstring Repair
9:11 am-9:30 am

Panelists Include:

  • Stephen K. Aoki, MD
  • Scott D. Martin, MD
  • Shane J. Nho, MD, MS
  • Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, MD
  • Andrea M. Spiker, MD
9:40 am - 10:40 am

Concurrent Session A: Solid as a Rock—Make the Right Choices for OCD Management

Moderators: Henry B. Ellis, MD and S. Clifton Willimon, MD

Paper 49: Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Capitellar Osteochondritis Dissecans: Excellent Patient Reported Outcomes Scores and High Return to Sports
9:40 am-9:45 am
Crystal A. Perkins, MD
Paper 50: Return to Sport and Patient Reported Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft for Capitellar Osteochondritis Dissecans in Adolescent Athletes
9:45 am-9:50 am
Philip L. Wilson, MD
Paper 51: Characteristics of Unsalvageable Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions from the ROCK Prospective Cohort
9:50 am-9:55 am
ROCK Study Group
Paper 52: Association of Mechanical Axis with Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Condyle
9:55 am-10:00 am
Michael Klueh
10:00 am-10:05 am

Technique Spotlight: Capitellar OCA
10:05 am-10:12 am
Paul M. Saluan, MD
Technique Spotlight: Femoral Condyle OCD Fixation
10:12 am-10:19 am
Stephanie W. Mayer, MD
Technique Spotlight: Patellar OCD Fixation with Suture
10:19 am-10:26 am
Betina B. Hinkel, MD, PhD
Panel Discussion
10:26 am-10:40 am

Panelists Include:

  • Betina B. Hinkel, MD, PhD
  • Stephanie W. Mayer, MD
  • Paul M. Saluan, MD
9:40 am - 10:40 am

Concurrent Session B: More than Just an Ankle Sprain

Moderators: Lorena Bejarano-Pineda, MD and Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Paper 53: Tibio-Talar Augmentation of Deltoid Ligament Repair: A Robotic Investigation of Ankle Stability
9:40 am-9:45 am
Alex Brady, MS
Paper 54: Effects of Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation after Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair – A Randomized Trial
9:45 am-9:50 am
Bradley S. Lambert, PhD
Paper 55: Conservative Management of High Ankle Sprains: A 20+ Year Follow-up Study
9:50 am-9:55 am
Eric Nussbaum, MEd, ATC, LAT
9:55 am-10:00 am

Managing the Achilles Tear in the Athlete
10:00 am-10:10 am
Kamran Hamid, MD, MPH
Panel Discussion: High Ankle Sprain and Osteochondral Lesions
10:10 am-10:40 am

Panelists Include:

  • Chris Coetzee, MD, Mb, ChB
  • C. Thomas Haytmanek, MD
  • Kenneth Hunt, MD
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