Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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2017 AAOS/ORS Schedule

Below please find the the 2017 AAOS and ORS Annual Meeting schedule (March 14 – 22, 2017 in San Diego). You can also download the schedule (PDF).

AAOS UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery 2017 Schedule

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

9:48 am
Paper presentation (PAPER 030)
Predictive Value of the Functional Movement Screen for Sports Related Injury in NCAA Athletes
Caitlin Rugg

8:24 am
Paper presentation (PAPER 034)
Recurrent Fragility Fractures: A Cross-sectional Analysis
Debbie Y. Dang, Bobby Tay, Alan Zhang

8:00 am -10:00 am
Instructional Course
The Answer is Vitamin D! From Pediatrics to Geriatrics in Orthopaedics
Moderator: Aenor Sawyer

10:30 – 12:30 pm
Instructional Course
Navigating the Research in Rotator Cuff Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improved Patient Outcomes
Moderators: C. Benjamin Ma, Brian Feeley

9:24 am
Paper presentation (PAPER 057)
Rates of Recovery and Outcomes after Neurologic Complications in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery
Vedat Deviren

12:30 – 5:00 pm
Instructional course
Practice Management Course for Residents and Fellows-in-Training
Moderator: Nicholas Colyvas

1:30 pm
Instructional Course
Managing Adult Pattern Trauma in the Pediatric Patient: Tips for Success
Moderators: Nirav Pandya, Coleen Sabatini, Jason Jagodzinski

1:30 pm
Instructional Course
Cultural Considerations in Education and Patient Care
Moderator: Stefano Bini

2:48 pm
Paper presentation (PAPER 146) Dissatisfied otal Knee Arthroplasty Patients Have High Expectations of Kneeling and Recreation Participation and Higher Revision Rate
Deeptee Jain

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Instructional Course
Platelet-Rich Plasma, Bone Morphogenetic Protein, and Stem Cells: What Surgeons Need to Know
Moderator: Brian Feeley

Instructional Course
The Smooth Hip Fracture Admission –Top 15 in Best Evidence to Avoid Complications
Moderator: Eric Meinberg


Poster No. P004
Preoperative Anemia Independently Predicts 30-day Complications after Aseptic and Septic Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty
Erik Hansen, Alfred Kuo

Poster No. P184
Proximalization of the Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy: A Solution for Patella Infera During Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
Erik Hansen

Poster No. P247
Lower Limb Reconstruction Using Static Versus Expandable Compress Endoprostheses in Children
Patrick Curran, Rosanna Wustrack, Richard O’Donnell

Poster No. P378
Treating Infection after Instrumented Spine Surgery – Is Lifelong Antibiotic Suppression a Myth?
Vedat Deviren, Krishn Khanna

Poster No. P417
Validation of the Orthopaedic Perioperative Effective Risk Assessment Score in Posterolateral Spinal Fusion
Lionel Metz

Poster No. P451
Biomechanical Alterations and Cartilage Changes in Bilateral Knees Following Unilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Detected by Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
C. Benjamin Ma

Poster No. P463
Altered Joint Loading During Gait is Associated with Hip Joint Abnormalities in Femoroacetabular Impingement Patients
Alan Zhang

Poster No. P553
Risk for Initial and Subsequent Fragility Fractures Differ Based on Patient Sex
Debbie Y. Dang, Bobby Tay, Alan Zhang

Scientific Exhibit SE1
The Hip: Sex-Based Differences Throughout the Life Span
Coleen Sabatini

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

10:30 – 12:30 pm
Instructional Course
Adult Lumbar Scoliosis: State-of-the-Art Treatment TICKET (Operative and Nonoperative)
Moderator: Vedat Deviren

11:48 am
Paper Presentation (PAPER 311) Does Intrathecal Morphine in Spinal Anesthesia Have a Role in Modern Multimodal Analgesia for Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty
Jonathan Cheah, Erik N. Hansen, Thomas Vail

10:54 am
Paper Presentation (PAPER 334) Overlapping Surgery in the Ambulatory Orthopaedic Setting
Debbie Y. Dang, Brian Feeley, C. Benjamin Ma, Thomas Vail, Alan Zhang

Thursday, March 16, 2017

10:30 am
Paper Presentation (PAPER 526)
A Randomized Single-blinded Trial of Early Rehabilitation versus Immobilization after Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Brian Feeley, C. Benjamin Ma, Alan Zhang

10:42 am
Paper Presentation (PAPER 558)
Computer-assisted Navigation in Lumbar Spine Instrumented Fusions: Comparison of In-hospital and 30-day Postoperative Complications to Non-navigated Fusions in a National Database
Alexander Theologis

10:54 am
Paper Presentation (PAPER 559)
Bony Ingrowth Potential of 3-D Printed Porous Titanium Interbody Cages Versus PEEK Interbody Cages
Sigurd H. Berven

12:18 pm
Paper Presentation (PAPER 563)
Comparison of Stand-alone, Transpsoas Lateral Interbody Fusion to Transforaminal Interbody Fusion for the Treatment of Lumbar Adjacent Segment Disease
Shane Burch, Vedat Deviren, Deeptee Jain, Bobby Tay

11:00 am
Paper Presentation (PAPER 575)
Higher Patient Expectations Predict Greater Patient Satisfaction and Patient Reported Outcomes in Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients: A Prospective Multi-center Study
Ilya Bendich, Brian Feeley, Deeptee Jain

1:30 – 3:30 pm
Instructional Course
Owning Osteoporosis Care in Your Practice
Moderator: Aenor Sawyer

Friday, March 17, 2017

9:00 am
Paper Presentation (PAPER 729) Pre-operative Intramuscular Fat Fractions are Significantly Higher in Patients with Eventual Failed Rotator Cuff Repair
C. Benjamin Ma

11:30 am
Paper Presentation: Adult Reconstruction Knee VII: Lower Doses of Tranexamic Acid are Not Associated with Higher Blood Loss in 2,566 Primary Total Knee Arthroplasties
Stefano Bini

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Instructional Course
Distal Humerus Fractures: Surgical Techniques
Moderator: Utku Kandemir

Saturday, March 18, AAOS Specialty Day

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

AOFAS/AOSSM Combined Session

Scientific Session III: Rotator Cuff
Moderator: C. Benjamin Ma

2:15 pm- 2:20 pm
Predictive Value of the Functional Movement Screen for Sports Related Injury in NCAA Division I Athletes
Caitlin Rugg

Federation of Spine Associations
11:40 – 11:50 am
What Does the Degenerative Surgeon Need s to Know to Prevent Creating Deformity?
Sigurd Berven

Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
1:25-3:45 pm
Challenges in Clinical Practice
Moderator: Richard O’Donnell

Orthopaedic Research Society

1:30-1:50 pm
Tissue Engineering in Orthopaedics
Chelsea Bahney

1:50 – 2:10 pm
Bone Injury, Regeneration and Repair
Ralph Marcucio

Orthopaedic Trauma Association
8:10 am – 8:17 am
Basic Science
Theodore Miclau III


University of California, San Francisco Alumni Reception

Thursday, March 16
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Lou & Mickey’s, 224 Fifth Ave

ORS ISFR Reception

Saturday, March 18, 2017
6 PM – 8 PM
Hilton Bayfront, Aqua 300
For more information about this event please visit:

RJOS Meeting

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017
For more information about this meeting please visit:

ORS Meeting, March 19-22, 2017

Saturday, March 18

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Basic Science Course
Room 2
Theodore Miclau

Sunday, March 19

7:15 am – 11:30 am
International Section of Fracture Repair Meeting
Room 7AB, 7:15 AM – 8:50 AM
Room 7AB, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Chelsea Bahney, Ralph Marcucio

Spine Meeting
Room 5AB
Jeff Lotz

Session 1, Fracture Repair
Room 6A
Moderator: Chelsea Bahney

Monday, March 20, 2017

9:15 am
Sessions 12, Modulating Fracture Healing
Room 6A
Paper No. 64
Local Denervation of Fracture Delays Endochondral Repair
Chelsea S. Bahney, Theodore Miclau, Ralph S, Marcucio

9:15-10:15 am
Sessions 16, Spine Implants
Room 7AB
Moderator: Aaron Fields

11:15-12:15 pm
Session 1, Poster Teaser No. 140
Room 7AB
Biomechanical and Histologic Comparison of a Novel 3-D Printed Titanium Interbody Cage to Standard PEEK Cages
Sigurd Berven

Tuesday, March 21

11:10 am
Spotlight session 27, Fracture Healing
Room 6A
The Fate of the Chondrocyte During Bone Fracture Healing: Rebirth of the Stem Cell Compartment
Ralph Marcucio, Chelsea S. Bahney, Theodore Miclau

2:20 pm
Session 36, Disc Biology and Engineering
Paper No. 241
Room 7AB
Identification of the Compositional Traits and Permeabilities of the Cartilage Endplate that Are Required for Nutrient Transport and Disc Cell Survival
Jeffrey Lotz, Aaron J. Fields

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Spotlight Session 41, Disc Repair
Room 7AB
Moderator: Jeffrey Lotz

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sessions: 11:15-12:15 pm
Session 46
Poster Teaser Session 2
Room 7AB
Moderator: Theodore Miclau