• Case discussions: Dilemmas in shoulder repair – AM Session

    Dr Bob Litchfield, Prof Lennard Funk, and Prof Denny Lie.

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    A case-based discussion on factors that influence decision-making in treating partial or full-thickness rotator cuff tear, dislocation, instability, and tenodesis; including when to repair and optimal approaches based on various patient circumstances. With an overview of strategies and techniques, the faculty share insights on the use of biological healing, such as the REGENETEN™ Bioinductive Implant.

  • Case discussions: Dilemmas in shoulder repair – PM Session

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Vicente Gutierrez, and Dr Xavier Duralde.

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    Continuing the discussion on shoulder repair decision-making in the face of various dilemmas, the faculty present more case-based strategies for rotator cuff tears, dislocation, and instability. Outlining different patient profiles and tear types - including revision repairs - they debate techniques and approaches in the context of acromial resection, tenodesis, and osteoarthritis.

  • Shoulder instability technical deep-dive: Open glenoid bone loss...

    Dr Bob Litchfield and Dr Phillipe Landreau.

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    A technical analysis of complex shoulder instability, with a particular focus on glenoid bone loss and effective treatment approaches. Outlining the causes of bone loss, the faculty closely examine the open Latarjet approach – including the surgical technique, instrumentation and potential challenges – and how it compares to other approaches in the context of subscapularis management, graft fixation, and rotational stability.

  • Shoulder instability technical deep-dive: Open glenoid bone loss...

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr T Bradley Edwards, and Dr Peter D’Alessandro.

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    Further analysis of complex shoulder instability with glenoid bone loss examines recurrent instability and the reasons for failure. Outlining various patient, anatomical, and technical factors – and using patient case studies - the faculty discuss their preferred surgical techniques and strategies to optimise bone block and screw placement, graft fixation, and stability.

  • Technical Deep-Dive: Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears - AM Session

    Dr Bob Litchfield, Dr Miguel Ruiz-Iban, and Prof Sang-Jin Shin.

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    A detailed review of the anatomy, causes, and challenges of partial thickness rotator cuff tear repair, including factors that influence surgical approach. The faculty use patient examples to discuss decision-making - in the context of patient profiles and risk factors – and guidance for conversion to full-thickness tear, trans-tendon repair and the use of biological healing solutions.

  • Managing Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears - PM Session

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Louis F McIntyre, and Dr Allan Wang.

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    This case-based review examines anatomical and technical considerations of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears, and the most effective techniques and strategies to treat them. The faculty discuss potential challenges and complications, and the suitability of different approaches, including acromioplasty, graft augmentation, and the use of REGENETEN™ Bioinductive Implants.

  • Managing Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears - PM Session

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Associate Prof Michael J O’Brien, and Dr Kelly MacGroarty.

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    Exploring suitable strategies and management techniques for massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears, the faculty conduct a case-based review of preferred approaches and key challenges. Outlining various patient and anatomical considerations, they discuss joint preservation treatment, technique choice and guidance, and the use of biological healing solutions.

  • What’s Before Shoulder Repair? Planning, Set-Up & Peri-Operative Care...

    Dr Robert Litchfield and Mr Martyn Snow, and Dr Mauricio Largacha.

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    An overview of key considerations for pre-operative planning, operating room set-up, and assessment techniques for success in shoulder repair. The faculty compare their experiences and approaches to medication, infection, instrumentation, and post-operative management to address complications and promote patient outcomes.

  • What’s Before Shoulder Repair? Setting up for Success - PM Session

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Ian Lo, and Dr Mauricio Largacha.

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    Further examination of pre-operative planning, operating room set-up, and assessment, and how they contribute to success. Discussing patient risk factors - such as blood pressure and thinning - the faculty share insights and tips on shoulder scope preparation, medication, surgical approach, and arthroscopic fluid choice; outlining when it may be necessary to delay surgery.

  • Managing Proximal Biceps Pathology and SLAP Considerations - AM...

    Dr Bob Litchfield, Mr Carlos Cobiella, and Dr Jeffery M Klauser.

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    Continuing the ‘how and why’ shoulder series, this case-based examination of biceps pathology explores challenges and suitable treatment strategies across various patient profiles and risk factors. Overviewing key anatomy, the faculty discuss suitable assessment and surgical approaches for biceps tenodesis and SLAP repair.

  • Technical Deep-Dive: Proximal Biceps Pathology and SLAP - PM Session

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Michael T Freehill, and Dr Mauricio Largacha.

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    Further analysis of effective strategies for biceps tenodesis and SLAP repair, and the factors that influence surgical approach. Discussing pre-operative examination, the faculty debate the range of options, and their preferred approach, in the context of various patient and anatomical risk factors; demonstrating technique and instrumentation via surgical footage.

  • Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Soft Tissue Repair - AM Session

    Dr Bob Litchfield, Prof Umile Giuseppe Longo, and Dr Rob Hunter.

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    Focusing on anterior, posterior, and multi-directional instability, the faculty conduct a case-based examination of pre-operative assessment, treatment strategies, and surgical approaches. Demonstrating various techniques – such as remplissage, arthroscopic Bankart, and posterior reconstruction – they share insights on suturing, instrumentation, and potential complications.

  • Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Soft Tissue Repair: PM Session

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Katherine Coyner, and Dr Spero Karas.

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    This technical deep-dive examines key procedural considerations and factors that influence surgical approach for recurrent shoulder instability. Drawing comparisons between open and arthroscopic approaches, with relevant clinical evidence, the faculty discuss patient case examples and how they address aspects such as suturing, bone loss, and anchor placement.

  • Rotator Cuff Repair – Managing Full-Thickness Tears: AM Session

    Dr Bob Litchfield, Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, and Prof Emilio Calvo.

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    The first part of this technical review of full-thickness rotator cuff tear repair focuses on factors that shape surgical approach, and how surgeons achieve success. The faculty discuss a series of patient case studies and share their insights on fixation and suturing, subscapularis repair and sub-acromial decompression, post-operative rehabilitation, and the use of biological healing solutions.

  • Rotator Cuff Repair – Managing Full-Thickness Tears: PM Session

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Larry Field, and Dr Mauricio Rafaelli.

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    The review of full-thickness rotator cuff tear repair continues with an examination of repair failure and the steps surgeons can take in assessment, planning, and intra-operative strategy. Using case studies, they demonstrate and discuss various techniques for suturing, capsular reconstruction, acromioplasty, and graft selection; with guidance for post-operative rehabilitation.

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Revision – Case Discussion - AM Session

    Dr Robert Litchfield, Prof Stephen Roche, and Dr Jan Von Hoegen.

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    A detailed patient case study analysis outlining various procedures, challenges, and factors that influence pre-operative decision-making. Discussing indications such as recurrent shoulder instability, glenoid bone loss, and dislocation, the faculty share the insights and rationale behind their preferred approaches and the use of advanced biological healing solutions.

  • Managing Revision Shoulder Surgery – The Experts’ Experience - PM...

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Marcio Cohen, Dr Jonathan T Bravman.

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    A case-based discussion of the various challenges and management strategies for shoulder revision surgery cases. Covering assessment through to post-operative rehabilitation, the faculty debate technique choice – including open Latarjet – in the context of factors such HAGL and Bankart repair, rotator cuff repair, and glenoid bone loss.

  • Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Bone Block and Latarjet: AM...

    Dr Robert Litchfield, Dr Ettore Taverna, and Prof Pascal Boileau.

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    Examining the anatomical and biomechanical considerations of glenoid bone loss, the faculty explore their preferred assessment and surgical techniques for treating shoulder instability. Drawing comparisons with other approaches – and with step-by-step guidance for fixation and instrumentation - they outline the advantages of the arthroscopic bone block and Latarjet techniques.

  • Shoulder Instability – Arthroscopic Bone Block and Latarjet: PM...

    Dr Scott Trenhaile, Dr Richard Ryu, Dr Ivan Wong, and Dr Michael Banffy.

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    Discussing the complex variables in treating shoulder instability with glenoid bone loss, the faculty share their decision-making process for pre-operative examination and surgical approach. With a particular focus on arthroscopic bone block and Latarjet techniques, they present case examples to demonstrate graft selection and fixation, and preferred instrumentation.