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This two-day symposium will focus on the growing popularity of the medially stabilizing TKA designs, highlighting their unique advantages, their effect on the patient experience, including accelerated recovery, return to functional activities, improved patient satisfaction, and long-term survivorship and outcomes.

The scientific program will offer your Surgeons a chance to examine the current trends in total knee arthroplasty, the evolution of TKA implant designs into medially stabilized TKA designs and how this evolution affects knee joint kinematics, ligament balancing, post-operative treatment, and long-term outcomes, addressing the growing needs of a more active and more demanding patient population.

Hotel Information:
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL. 60601

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Meet Your Symposium Co-Chairs

Lowry Barnes, MD

MicroPort Orthopedics Medical Director
Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Arkansas

Scott Banks, PhD.

Professor in Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Florida - Gainesville

Theofilos, Karachalios, MD, DSc, PhD

Chairman at the University of Thessaly (University General Hospital of Larissa, Hellenic Republic)


Alexander Sah, MD

Co-Director for the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research and the Director of Outpatient Joint Replacement Program at Washington Hospital in Freemont, CA

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GENERAL SESSION: Friday, October 14th

 Session Time Topic Speaker      
Breakfast 7:00 am 8:00 am          
Session 1:
Market Trends and Drivers
Lowry Barnes, MD
8:00 am 8:10 am Welcome and Meeting Goal Lowry Barnes, MD / Scott Banks, PhD      
8:10 am 8:20 am My Odyssey Through the Evolution of TKA Design David Blaha, MD      
8:20 am 8:30 am Current Market Trends and Drivers Ian Weber, MD      
8:30 am 8:40 am The Elusive 20% – Dissatisfied Patients David Manning, MD      
8:40 am 8:50 am Panel Discussion        

Session 2:
Design Considerations and Alignment Principles

Prof. Pietro Randelli, MD

8:50 am 9:00 am Modern Understanding of Knee Function Marcus Ford, MD      
9:00 am 9:10 am Modern Alignment Principles Robert Steensen, MD      
9:10 am 9:20 am How TKA Mechanics Affect Weight Bearing Flexion Scott Banks, PhD      
9:20 am 9:30 am Main Design Goals for Successful TKA Lowry Barnes, MD      
9:30 am 9:40 am Medial-Pivot TKA with Kinematic Alignment David So, MD      
9:40 am 9:50 am Panel Discussion        
Coffee Break 9:50 am 10:20 am          

Session 3:
Medial-Pivot: Why and How?

Prof. Theofilos Karachalios, MD, PhD

10:20 am 10:30 am Implant Design in Functional Recovery David DeBoer, MD      
10:30 am 10:40 am Rationale and Results for Pivoting Fixed-Bearing TKA Scott Banks, PhD      
10:40 am 10:50 am My Personal Journey Towards Medially Stabilized Knees David Manning, MD      
10:50 am 11:00 am 3 Degree Distal Femoral Cut With Medial-Pivot Knees David Backstein, MD      
11:00 am 11:10 am Relationship Between Joint Laxity and Clinical Outcomes Takashi Sato, MD, PhD      
11:10 am 11:20 am Medial-Pivot in Complex Primary Cases Prof. Pietro Randelli, MD      
11:20 am 11:30 am Intra-Operative Decision-Making During Joint Balancing Joost Lagast, MD      
11:30 am 11:40am Panel Discussion        
 Lunch 11:40 am 12:40 pm          

Session 4:
Medial-Pivot: Faster Recovery, Happy Patient

Alexander Sah, MD

12:40 pm 12:50 pm Patients Prefer Medial-Pivoting or Bicruciate Retaining TKA James Pritchett, MD      
12:50 pm 1:00 pm Superior Forgotten Joint Score Outcomes with the Medial-Pivot TKA David Backstein, MD      
1:00 pm 1:10 pm Return to Activities of Daily Living James Nace, DO, MPT, FAOAO      
1:10 pm 1:20 pm What Causes Valgus Gap Pattern in TKA For Medial Knee Osteoarthritis? Takashi Sato, MD, PhD      
1:20 pm 1:30 pm Posterior Stabilized Versus Medial-Pivot – 2 Year Outcomes David F Scott, MD      
1:30 pm 1:40 pm Sagittal Stability in TKA Prof. Bill Walter, MD      
1:40 pm 1:50 pm Kinematics or Stability? David Blaha, MD      
1:50 pm 2:00 pm Panel Discussion        
Coffee Break 2:00 pm 2:30 pm          

Session 5:
Medial-Pivot: Long-Term Evidence

Scott Banks, PhD

2:30 pm 2:40 pm Restoration of Extensor Mechanism Function David DeBoer, MD      
2:40 pm 2:50 pm Muscle Activation and Biomechanics Mario Lamontagne, PhD      
2:50 pm 3:00 pm Long-Term Survivorship and Satisfaction George Macheras, MD      
3:00 pm 3:10 pm Analysis of Registry Data Peter Mertens, MD      
3:10 pm 3:20 pm Trochlear Groove Designs and Their Outcomes Prof. T Karachalios, MD, PhD      
3:20 pm 3:30 pm First Versus Second Generation Medial-Pivot Designs Lowry Barnes, MD      
3:30 pm 3:40 pm Panel Discussion        
3:40 pm 4:00 pm Day 1 Conclusion Lowry Barnes, MD/ Scott Banks, PhD      
 Reception / Group Dinner      


GENERAL SESSION: Saturday, October 15th

 Session Time Topic Speaker      
Breakfast 7:00 am 8:00 am          
Session 6:
TKA in Outpatient Surgeries
Philippe Van Overschelde, MD, MScs
8:00 am 8:20 am Recap of Key Topics from Day 1 Lowry Barnes, MD / Scott Banks, PhD      
8:20 am 8:30 am From Unicondular to Revision James Pritchett, MD      
8:30 am 8:40 am Patient is the Manager of the Recovery Pathway Alexander Sah, MD      
8:40 am 8:50 am Clinical Results with Medial-Pivot TKAs Xavier Cassard, MD      
8:50 am 9:00 am Knee Kinematics and Rapid Recovery Process Joseph Assini, MD      
9:00 am 9:10 am Panel Discussion        
Coffee Break 9:10 am 9:30 am          

Session 7:
Post-Operative Management

George Macheras, MD

9:30 am 9:40 am Pain Management Before, During and After TKA Prof. Pietro Randelli, MD      
9:40 am 9:50 am Compression Cryotherapy Alexander Sah, MD      
9:50 am 10:00 am Effectiveness of Physical Therapy After TKA James Nace, DO, MPT, FAOAO      
10:00 am 10:10 am Patella Tracking in Function and Outcome of TKA David Manning, MD      
10:10 am 10:20 am Patient Engagement Tools Philippe Van Overschelde, MD, MScs      
10:20 am 10:30 am Panel Discussion        

Session 8:
The Future is Now/Here

Alexander Sah, MD

10:30 am 11:30 am Robotically Assisted Medial-Pivot TKA Alexander Sah, MD/ Ian Weber, MD / Joseph Kavolus, MD      
11:30 am 11:40 am Augmented Reality in TKA Surgery Philippe Van Overschelde, MD, MScs      
11:40 am 11:50 am Mid-Flexion Stability/Outcomes: PS vs. Medial-Pivot David F Scott, MD      
11:50 am 12:00 pm Versatility of Medial-Pivot Knee in the quest for Joint Stability Joseph Assini, MD      
12:00 pm 12:30 pm Ten Tips and Tricks from the Experts Drs./Profs. Lagast, Macheras, Karachalios, So      
12:30 pm 12:50 pm Panel Discussion        
12:50 pm 1:00 pm Closing Comments Lowry Barnes, MD / Scott Banks, PhD      

Program agenda is subject to change. Please, refer to this site for the most current schedule.

Click Here for Faculty Bios
Lowry Barnes, MD Scott Banks, PhD
Theofilos Karachalios, MD, DSc, PhD Alexander Sah, MD
Joseph Assini, MD Mario Lamontagne, PhD Takashi Sato, MD, PhD
David Backstein, MD, MED, FRCSC George Macheras, MD, PhD David F. Scott, MD
David Blaha, MD David Manning, MD David So, MD
Xavier Cassard, MD Peter Mertens, MD Robert Steensen, MD
David DeBoer, MD James Nace, DO, MPT, FAOAO Philippe Van Overschelde, MD, MScs
Marcus Ford, MD James W. Pritchett, MD Professor Bill Walter
Joost Lagast, MD Pietro Randelli, MD Ian C. Weber, MD

Join us in Chicago for this day and a half event and the opportunity to build relationships, discover new trends in technologies, engage with a Global audience, while sharing in a peer-to-peer experience.

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