2017 Specialty Day - Program Schedule & Abstracts

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We hope that you will enjoy the convenience of having access to the ASES 2017 Specialty Day program materials in electronic format.  Below, you will find access to 26 abstracts as well as 7 how-to videos to use for further study and as a reference upon your return home.  Access to this site will remain active until Monday, April 3, 2017. 


The 2017 Specialty Day Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Review basic science and orthopaedic problems relative to the shoulder and elbow.
  • Examine the indications, techniques and results of various surgical procedures.
  • Describe the management of common orthopaedic problems relative to the shoulder and elbow.
  • Allow expert panelists to put into perspective new technologies.


The material presented at the ASES 2017 Specialty Day Meeting has been made available by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for educational purposes only.  This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

ASES disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individuals attending the 2017 Specialty Day Meeting and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or by any other party.

No reproductions of any kind, including audiotapes and videotapes, may be made of the presentations at the ASES Specialty Day Meeting.  ASES reserves all rights to such material, and commercial reproduction is specifically prohibited.

No part of this program may be copied, transcribed, reused, sold or posted on any web site without express written permission from American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.


Presenters are listed in bold
Indicates paper nominated for Neer Award.
* Indicates paper nominated for Resident Research Award.

April D. Armstrong, MD, FRCSC, and George S. Athwal, MD, FRCSC, Program Co-Chairs

7:25 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, President

Session I: Shoulder Arthroplasty I
Moderators: Kenneth J. Faber, MD, FRCSC, MEd, and Thomas (Quin) Throckmorton, MD

Paper #1
7:30 – 7:35 am
†  Subscapularis Sparing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Double Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial
Young W. Kwon, MD, PhD
, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD

Paper #2
7:35 – 7:40 am
†  Finite Element Analysis of Glenoid-Sided Lateralization in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
Patrick J. Denard, MD
, Evan S. Lederman, MD, Bradford O. Parsons, MD, Anthony A. Romeo, MD

Paper #3
7:40 – 7:45 am
† * Wear Rates of 32mm and 40mm Glenospheres in a Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Vitro Wear Simulation Model
John R. Haggart, MD
, Michael D. Newton, MS, Anthony Ho, MD, Samantha Hartner, BS, Kevin C. Baker, PhD, Michael D. Kurdziel, MS, J. Michael Wiater, MD

Paper #4
7:45 – 7:50 am
Posterior Augmented Glenoid Compared to Non-Augmented Glenoids for Treatment of Osteoarthritis
Thomas W. Wright, MD
, Christopher Roche, MS, MBA, Sean G. Grey, MD, Pierre-Henri Flurin, MD, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD

7:50 – 8:00 am             Discussion

Session II: Shoulder Arthroplasty II
Moderators: Anand M. Murthi, MD, and John W. Sperling, MD, MBA

Paper #5
8:00 – 8:05 am
Three-Dimensional Preoperative Planning and Patients Specific Instrumentation Improve Glenoid Component Positioning
Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD
, Kyle Walker, MD, Eric Rodriguez, BS, Thomas E. Patterson, PhD, Bong Jae Jun, PhD, Eric T. Ricchetti, MD

Paper #6
8:05 – 8:10 am
* Liposomal Bupivacaine vs. Interscalene Nerve Block for Pain Control after Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Kelechi R. Okoroha, MD
, Jonathan R. Lynch, MD, Robert A. Keller, MD, John Korona, BS, Chad Amato, BA, Brian K. Rill, MD, Patricia A. Kolowich, MD, Stephanie J. Muh, MD

Paper #7
8:10 – 8:15 am
Single Shot vs. Continuous Interscalene Block for Postoperative Pain Control following Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Samer S. Hasan, MD, PhD
, Robert H. Rolf, MD, Chris Scheuerman, BSN, RN, Kathryn Eten, BSN, RN, Thomas R. Elsass, MD

Paper #8
8:15 – 8:20 am
* Stage 1 Shoulder Arthroplasty: Risk Factors for Repeat Stage 1, Spacer Retention and Mortality
Jourdan M. Cancienne, MD
, Stephen F. Brockmeier, MD, Brian C. Werner, MD

8:20 – 8:30 am             Discussion

8:30 – 9:10 am
Symposium I: Arthroplasty Symposium

Moderators: Evan L. Flatow, MD, and J. Michael Wiater, MD

          8:30 – 8:40 am     TSA Approaches: The Pros and Cons of the Peel, Tenotomy, & LTO - Peter Lapner, MD
          8:40 – 8:50 am     Stemless: What Do I Need to Know? - Ryan T. Bicknell, MD, MSc, FRCSC
8:50 – 9:00 am     The ABCs of Preoperative Planning for TSA - Robert Z. Tashjian, MD
9:00 – 9:10 am     Discussion

Session III: Rotator Cuff
Moderators: Jonathan C. Levy, MD, and Felix H. Savoie, III, MD

Paper #9
9:10 – 9:15 am
Effects of Autologous Tenocyte-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Rotator Cuff Repair Are Age-Dependent
Julianne H
uegel, PhD, Dong Hwa Kim, James M. Cirone, BS, Adam M. Pardes, BS, Tyler R. Morris, MD, Courtney A. Nuss, Robert L. Mauck, PhD, Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD, Andrew F. Kuntz, MD

Paper #10
9:15 – 9:20 am
†  Stiffness/Capsulitis and Rotator Cuff Repair – Friend or Foe?
Prof. George A.C. Murrell, MD
, Elizabeth R.X. Tham, William J. McNamara, Jordan McGrath, Daniel Y.T. Yeo, Lisa Hackett, Patrick H. Lam, PhD

Paper #11
9:20 – 9:25 am
* A Prospective Evaluation of Predictors of Pain after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Psychosocial Factors Have a Stronger Association than Structural Factors
Amy L. Ravindra, MD
, Grant L. Jones, MD, Julie Y. Bishop, MD

Paper #12
9:25 – 9:30 am
Teres Minor Hypertrophy Is a Common and Negative Predictor of Outcomes after Rotator Cuff Repair
Charles A. Thigpen, PhD, PT, ATC
, Michael J. Kissenberth, MD, Quinn Hunt, Stefan J. Tolan, MD, Steven D. Swinehart, MD, Christina S. Gutta, BS, MD, Troy A. Roberson, MD, Richard J. Hawkins, MD, John M. Tokish, MD

9:30 – 9:40 am             Discussion

9:40 – 9:55 am             Break

9:55 – 10:15 am
How-To Videos:
Management of Glenoid Bone Loss in RTSA
Moderators: Mark A. Frankle, MD, and Russell F. Warren, MD

          9:55 – 10:00 am       With Humeral BoneGregory P. Nicholson, MD
          10:00 – 10:05 am     With MetalHoward D. Routman, DO
          10:05 – 10:10 am     With Iliac Crest GraftJoaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD   
          10:10 – 10:15 am     Discussion

Session IV: Elbow

Moderator: Leesa M. Galatz, MD, and Graham J.W. King, MD, FRCSC

Paper #13
10:15 – 10:20 am
Surgical Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blinded, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial
Martin Kroslak, MBBS, MS
, Prof. George A.C. Murrell, MD

Paper #14
10:20 – 10:25 am
The Distal Biceps Deficient Arm, “The Short Arc Syndrome”
Christopher C. Schmidt, MD
, Brandon T. Brown, MS, Daniel L. Schmidt, Michael P. Smolinski, BS, Tyler J. Madonna, BS, Zubair Sarmast, MD, Kenneth J. Faber, MD, FRCSC, MEd, Patrick J. Smolinski, PhD, Mark C. Miller, PhD

Paper #15
10:25 – 10:30 am
* Analysis of 784 Surgically Treated Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures
Taylor R. Dunphy, MD
, Justin Hudson, MD, Daniel C. Acevedo, MD, Michael Batech, DrPH, Raffy Mirzayan, MD

10:30 – 10:40 am           Discussion

How-To Videos: Elbow
Moderators: Joseph A. Abboud, MD, and Bernard F. Morrey, MD

          10:40 – 10:45 am   Distal Triceps RepairJay D. Keener, MD
          10:45 – 10:50 am   Lateral Collateral Ligament ReconstructionShawn W. O’Driscoll, PhD, MD
          10:50 – 10:55 am   Discussion

Session V: Shoulder Instability
Moderators: Asheesh Bedi, MD, and Jonathan P. Braman, MD

Paper #16
10:55 – 11:00 am
A Prospective Comparative Study of Arthroscopic vs. Open Latarjet in the Treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability with Marked Glenoid Bone Loss
Yiming Zhu, MD, Chunyan Jiang, MD

Paper #17
11:00 – 11:05 am
Suture Button Fixation is an Alternative to Screw Fixation for Latarjet Procedure
Pascal Boileau, MD
, Patrick Gendre, MD, Thomas d’Ollonne, MD, Olivier Gastaud, MD, Jean-François Gonzalez, MD, PhD, Brian L. Seeto, MD

Paper #18
11:05 – 11:10 am
The Critical Bone Loss of the Glenoid That Leads to Recurrent Glenohumeral Instability Following Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in Anterior Shoulder Instability
Sang-Jin Shin, MD, PhD
, Rag Gyu Kim, MD, Yoon Sang Jeon, MD

11:10 – 11:20 am           Discussion

11:20 – 11:35 am
How-To Videos: Instability

Moderators: Laurent Lafosse, MD, and
Bradford O. Parsons, MD

          11:20 – 11:25 am   Tips and Pearls of Anterior Labral Repair Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD
          11:25 – 11:30 am   Tips and Pearls of Posterior Labral Repair Larry D. Field, MD
          11:30 – 11:35 am   Discussion

Neer & Resident Research Award Presentations
11:35 – 11:45 am
Neer Award & Resident Research Award Presentations
Felix H. Savoie, III, MD
, President, 2016-2017
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
, President-Elect

11:45 am – 12:40 pm     Lunch

12:40 – 1:30 pm
Symposium II: Management of the Massive Irreparable Cuff Tear in the Younger Patient in 5 Minutes or Less: Defend Your Operation!
Moderators: William N. Levine, MD, and Gilles Walch, MD

          12:40 – 12:45 pm   Debridement and Biceps Procedure – Paul M. Sethi, MD
          12:45 – 12:50 pm   Partial Cuff Repair – Mark D. Lazarus, MD
          12:50 – 12:55 pm   SCR (Superior Capsular Reconstruction) – Anthony A. Romeo, MD
          12:55 – 1:00 pm     Graft Augmentation – Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD
          1:00 – 1:05 pm        Subacromial Balloon – Nikhil N. Verma, MD
          1:05 – 1:10 pm        Latissimus Dorsi Transfer – Christian Gerber, MD
          1:10 – 1:15 pm        Trapezius Tendon Transfers – Bassem T. Elhassan, MD
          1:15 – 1:30 pm        Discussion

Session VI: Infection
Moderators: Derek J. Cuff, MD, and G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH

Paper #19
1:30 – 1:35 pm
† * The Cytotoxicity Profile of Vancomycin Hydrochloride on Proliferating Osteoblasts, Fibroblasts, and Myoblasts
James X. Liu, MD
, John Buza, MD, Thorsten Kirsch, PhD, Oran D. Kennedy, PhD, Andrew S. Rokito, MD, Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD, Mandeep Virk, MD

Paper #20
1:35 – 1:40 pm
†  A Rapid Detection Method for Propionibacterium acnes from Surgical Biopsies of the Shoulder
Scott Holmes, MSc,
Ana Pena Diaz, MSc, George S. Athwal, MD, FRCSC, Kenneth J. Faber, MD, FRCSC, MEd, David B. O’Gorman, MSc, PhD

Paper #21
1:40 – 1:45 pm
* Hemolysis Is a Diagnostic Adjuvant for Propionibacterium acnes Orthopaedic Shoulder Infection
K. Keely Boyle, MD
, Scott Nodzo, MD, Travis Wright, BA, John K. Crane, MD, PhD, Thomas R. Duquin, MD

1:45 – 1:55 pm              Discussion

Session VII: Shoulder and Elbow Trauma
Moderators: T. Bradley Edwards, MD, and Luke S. Oh, MD

Paper #22
1:55 – 2:00 pm
Are Outcomes of Uncemented Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Acute Proximal Humerus Fractures Equivalent to Cemented Stems?
Bradley S. Schoch, MD
, William R. Aibinder, MD, Jordan Walters, MD, John W. Sperling, MD, MBA, Thomas (Quin) Throckmorton, MD, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD, PhD, Thomas R. Duquin, MD

Paper #23
2:00 – 2:05 pm
Early vs. Late Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Proximal Humerus Fractures:  Does It Matter?
Adam J. Seidl, MD
, Daniel Sholder, BS, William Warrender, MD, Michael G. Livesey, BS, Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD, Joseph A. Abboud, MD, Surena Namdari, MD, MSc

Paper #24
2:05 – 2:10 pm
Role of the Lateral Collateral Ligament in Posteromedial Rotatory Instability of the Elbow
Enrico Bellato, MD
, Youngbok Kim, MD, Lawrence J. Berglund, BS, Alexander W. Hooke, MA, James S. Fitzsimmons, BSc, Shawn W. O’Driscoll, PhD, MD

Paper #25
2:10 – 2:15 pm
†  Simple Decompression vs. Anterior Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve for Distal Humerus Fractures Treated with Plate Fixation: A Multi Centre Randomized Controlled Trial
Emil H. Schemitsch, MD
, Michael D. Mckee, MD, Niloofar Dehghan, MD, Jeremy Hall, MD, FRCS (Ortho), MEd, Robert G. McCormack, MD, Steven R. Papp, MD, Brad Petrisor, MD, Diane Nam, MD, Elliott Pally, MD, J. Andrew I. Trenholm, MD, FRCSC, Ted Tufescu, FRCSC, MD, Milena Vicente, RN, Aaron Nauth, MD

Paper #26
2:15 – 2:20 pm
The Effect of Associated Fractures/Dislocations on Outcomes of Unreconstructable Radial Head Fractures Managed with Radial Head Arthroplasty: A Cohort Comparison
Jason Strelzow, MD, FRCSC
, Joy MacDermid, PT, PhD, Kenneth J. Faber, MD, FRCSC, MEd, Darren S. Drosdowech, MD, FRCSC, Ruby Grewal, MD, FRCSC, George S. Athwal, MD, FRCSC, Graham J.W. King, MD, FRCSC

2:20 – 2:30 pm              Discussion

2:30 – 3:00 pm             Break

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Combined Specialty Day Meeting
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00pm

3:00 – 3:50 pm
The Use of Evidence-Based Medicine for Proximal Humeral Fractures and Their Complications

Moderators: Mohit Bhandari, MD, PhD, FRCSC, (OTA) and Jon J.P. Warner, MD (ASES)

3:00 – 3:10 pm
Locking Plate Fixation: Can We Do Better?
Emil H. Schemitsch, MD (OTA)

3:10 – 3:20 pm
Displaced Proximal Humeral Fractures in the Elderly: Indications for Fixation          
Brett D. Crist, MD (OTA)

3:20 – 3:30 pm
Hemiarthroplasty vs. Reverse for Acute Fractures?
Pascal Boileau, MD (ASES)

3:30 – 3:40 pm
Greater Tuberosity Fractures: New Indications?
Jonah Hebert-Davies, MD (ASES)

3:40 – 3:50 pm              Discussion

3:50 – 4:20 pm
Complex Fractures of the Upper Extremity: How I Fix Them (Videos)

Moderators: Kyle J. Jeray, MD, (OTA) and Matthew L. Ramsey, MD (ASES)

3:50 – 3:55 pm
Anteromedial Coronoid
David C. Ring, MD, PhD (OTA)

3:55 – 4:00 pm
Anterior Glenoid Rim (Open and Arthroscopic)
Scott P. Steinmann, MD (ASES)

4:00 – 4:05 pm
Monteggia Injuries: A Step-by-Step Approach
Charles L. Getz, MD (ASES)

4:05 – 4:10 pm
Acute AC Joint Injuries
John E. (Jed) Kuhn, MD, MS (ASES)

4:10 – 4:20 pm              Discussion

4:20 – 5:00 pm
Controversial Upper Extremity Fractures: To Fix or Not?

Moderators: Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS, (OTA) and David C. Ring, MD, PhD (ASES)

4:20 – 4:30 pm
What I Have Learned the Most about Treating Patients with Clavicle Fractures
Michael D. McKee, MD (OTA)

4:30 – 4:40 pm
What I Have Learned the Most about Treating Patients with Humeral Shaft Fractures
John T. Gorczyca, MD (OTA)

4:40 – 4:50 pm
What I Have Learned the Most about Treating Patients with Distal Humerus Fractures
Graham J.W. King, MD, FRCSC (ASES)

4:50 – 5:00 pm              Discussion

5:00 pm                        Adjourn