13th Annual Insall Scott Kelly Institute Sports Medicine and Total Knee & Hip Course
October 19 - 21, 2012 • New York, NY
Although the sports medicine physician treats many things, including concussions, muscle cramps, sprains, and bone fractures, the focus of the Annual ISK Course is on repair of damage done to ligament and joints of the hip and knee. These types of injuries often occur over time due to overuse, causing repeated small fractures and tears that remain unresolved when the patient returns to physical activity.
ISK has excelled in developing optimal surgical procedures tailored to the individual patient. The ISK Course covers cutting edge methods of diagnosis and repair of tears to the meniscus of the knee, the anterior, posterior, medial, and lateral ligaments, the patella, and damage to cartilage. The latest methods and technological advances involved in total knee and hip replacement are standard elements of the program, as well as problematic hips and knees encountered frequently in athletic or overuse patients. The ISK program offers great depth into diagnosis and treatment protocols for younger athletic patients in terms of surgical techniques, implant choices, arthroscopic options, and dealing with complications and bone loss. The role ISK plays in establishing perioperative protocols for blood management, infection, wound closure, and pain management is pivotal in modern orthopaedic surgery, and is supportive of governmental and healthcare system efforts to provide optimal patient care while reducing overall cost.
Clinical studies, surgeon feedback, retrospective analysis, and surgeon-to-surgeon interaction are all part of a very active, fast moving assessment of the best implant possibilities and surgical options at any given moment. The ISK Course represents an opportunity to effectively access the state of the art for implant use and related surgical procedures, especially as they relate to the athlete and the active older patient.