SOURCE: Aesculap


August 06, 2013 13:08 ET

Aesculap Implant Systems Opens Registration for October 2013 Orthopaedic Surgical Skills Course Offering

Aesculap Implant Systems and the Aesculap Academy Open Registration to U.S.-Based Orthopaedic Surgeons for Two Surgical Skills Courses That Address Recent Advancements and Breakthroughs in Total Knee Arthroplasty and Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

CENTER VALLEY, PA--(Marketwired - August 06, 2013) - Aesculap Implant Systems, in conjunction with the Aesculap Academy, opened registration today for the October 2013 Orthopaedic surgical skills courses that address recent advancements and breakthroughs in total knee arthroplasty and direct anterior hip replacement. Each course provides a full-day of training led by experienced surgeon faculty and features a combination of didactic classroom lectures, highlighting applicable case studies, as well as a cadaveric lab for hands-on exposure to new techniques and instrumentation. Courses will be held October 18 & October 19 at Miami Anatomical Research Center (M.A.R.C.) in Miami, Florida.

Course Descriptions:

Advanced Technologies in Knee Arthroplasty - October 18, 2013

Focuses on new breakthroughs for total knee arthroplasty surgery including an in-depth look at the Advanced Surface coating technology and its performance characteristics, unique post-cam design of the VEGA System® knee implant for more natural knee kinematics and the reproducible precision achievable through navigation systems.

Direct Anterior Approach with a Short Hip Stem - October 19, 2013

Focuses on teaching the minimally invasive, direct anterior approach surgical technique that allows for hip replacement without the detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur. The course will demonstrate the technique using the Metha® short hip stem and the OrthoPilot® navigation system.

Jonathan Lee, MD from Columbia Presbyterian said, "These hands-on courses pack a tremendous amount of information. The faculty are outstanding -- they are approachable and skilled. The lectures are informative and well-planned. The laboratory component is top-notch and there is ample time to both learn and to practice the techniques. The facility is state-of-the-art as well with a modern, comfortable lecture hall and an impressive "wet lab" that simulates the O.R. beautifully."

Visit for the complete course brochure, schedule and to register.

About Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC
Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC, established by Aesculap, Inc. in 2005, focuses on delivering innovative solutions to the spine and orthopaedic markets. Aesculap Implant Systems maintains a surgeon/patient focus with the goal of improved operative procedures and patient outcomes leading to an improved quality of life. For more information about Aesculap Implant Systems or its medical products, call 800-234-9179; email us at or visit

About Aesculap Academy
The Aesculap Academy enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leading forum for basic and advanced training in the field of medicine. Since 1995, it has offered accredited and non-accredited medical education. The programs that Aesculap Academy stages, provides knowledge to medical practitioners, hospital personnel and hospital management personnel to master the future. Reaching across borders, cultures and languages, the Aesculap Academy has helped medical professionals in more than 40 countries achieve their goals of continuous professional growth. In 2011, more than 75,000 people attended Aesculap Academy events. For more information about Aesculap Academy courses visit or call 1-800-258-1946 x 5223.

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