AAOS rotator cuff shoulder surgery

Thomas Duquin, MD Named Co-Director for 2020 AAOS Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Course

15 Jan 2020 news

Matthew Binkley, MD & Matthew DiPaola, MD to Join Duquin as Course Faculty

Dr. Thomas R. Duquin, a specialist in shoulder joint replacement and reconstruction with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and director of medical student education at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been named the co-director of the 2020 AAOS/ASES Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Course, to be held May 1 and May 2 in Chicago.

rotator cuff shoulder surgeryThis annual program, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, offers an opportunity for surgeons and their physician assistants to learn the latest techniques and treatment options. This year’s course, titled “Techniques to Master for the Next Decade,” will cover arthroscopic repair, patch reconstructions, tendon transfers and arthroplasty. Attendees will spend the majority of their time in a cadaver lab where they can practice and refine their skills and understanding of new procedures with equipment relevant to each treatment option. The course also offers case reviews, panel discussions, surgical videos and interactive Q & A sessions to help provide a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and treatments covered.

“It’s an honor to serve as co-director with Dr. Sanchez-Sotelo from the Mayo Clinic for this nationally recognized curriculum,” said Duquin. “This is an excellent opportunity to share new information and practices with my peers, and help orthopaedic surgeons across the country provide the highest quality of care to their patients.”

Drs. Matthew T. Binkley and Matthew J. DiPaola, both specialists in shoulder and elbow surgery and general orthopaedics with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and clinical assistant professors at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will also serve as faculty members for the course.

The event will be held at the OLC Education and Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois, and registration is open now. To learn more about the course or to register, visit the AAOS website and follow the AAOS on Facebook and Twitter (@AAOSMembers).