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Academy 2019

March 12-16, 2019

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Event Information

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Experience the power
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00 - 9:00pm

TAO Las Vegas, The Venetian | 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd | Las Vegas

Register for this immersive Outpatient Experience including Virtual Reality Surgeries featuring the premier technologies of NAVIO Robotics-assisted  JOURNEY II XR Total Knee Replacement and POLAR3 Total Hip Replacement through the Direct Anterior Approach.

Outpatient Experience
The Outpatient Experience focuses on our comprehensive portfolio of outpatient related implants, programs, surgical solutions, and software. 

Dr. Michael Ast, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, NY, USA
Dr. Bill Lutes, Aurora Health Center, Kenosha, WI, USA
Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel, OrthoIllinois, Rockford, IL, USA 

Experience the power is a Smith & Nephew $150 sponsored event. Regional compliance regulations will apply.

Premier Technology Showcase
6:00 – 9:00 pm

JOURNEY II TKA Total Knee Arthroplasty
Dr. Fred Cushner, Northwell Health; Dr. Steven Haas, Hospital for Special Surgery; Dr. David Mayman, Hospital for Special Surgery

JOURNEY II XR Bi-Cruciate Retaining Knee System
Dr. Alfred Tria, St. Peter’s University Hospital; Dr. Michael Ries, Reno Orthopedic Clinic

POLAR3 Total Hip Solution
Dr. Jack Bowling, New Hanover Regional MC; Dr. Alvin Ong, Rothman Institute

NAVIO Surgical System
Dr. David Rovinsky, Kauai Medical Clinic; Dr. Chip Comadoll, Novant Health Orthopedics

LEGION RK Revision Knee System
Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik, Hospital for Special Surgery; Dr. Alvin Ong, Rothman Institute; Dr. Thorsten Seyler, Duke University

REDAPT Revision Hip System
Dr. David Watson, Florida Orthopedic Institute; Dr. Curtis Hartman, University of Nebraska; Dr. Jack Bowling, New Hanover Regional MC

Dr. Chris Kaeding, Ohio State University; Dr. Anil Ranawat, Hospital for Special Surgery

PICO 7 Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System
Dr. Ravi Bashyal, NorthShore University Health System

EVOSSMALL Plating System
Product Experts, Memphis, TN

TRIGEN INTERTAN Intertrochanteric Antegrade Nail
Product Experts, Memphis, TN

Meniscal Repair Ligament Reconstruction
Dr. David Flanigan, Ohio State University; Dr. Darren Johnson, University of Kentucky

Arthroscopic Latarjet
Prof. Pascal Boileau, Nice University Hospital, Nice, France

REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant - Rotator Cuff
Dr. Scott Trenhaile,  OrthoIllinois; Dr. Michael Freehill, University of Michigan

Labral Repair - Gluteous Labral Repair
Dr. Thomas Byrd, Nashville Hip Institute; Dr. Christopher Larson, Twin Cities Orthopedics

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Overview and Key Products

2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
March 12-16, 2019
Venetian/Sands Expo, Halls A-D
Las Vegas, NV

Smith & Nephew will focus on the latest industry trends and medical advancements during several educational sessions and hands-on booth discussions.

BOOTH # 3421

Orthopaedic Reconstruction
Total Knee Arthroplasty

Revision Knee System

Revision Hip System

Total Hip Solution

Surgical System

Sports Medicine
Advanced Healing Shoulder Repair
Bioinductive Implant

Meniscal Repair System

Wand with FLOW~IQ Technology

Trauma and Extremities
EVOS Small
Plating System

Intertronchanteric Antegrade Nail

Wound Management
Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System


Symposia & Innovation Theater

Industry Symposia
March 13-15, 2019

Wednesday, March 13





 Ask an Expert Theatre   Booth #4300



Closing the Gap in Patient Satisfaction - Bi-cruciate Retaining Knees

 Dr. Michael Ast
 Dr. Jimmy Chow
 Dr. Alfred Tria

Thursday, March 14





 Ask an Expert Theatre
 Booth #4300



Contemporary Topics in Revision Arthroplasty

 Dr. Richard McCalden
 Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf
 Dr. Alvin Ong

Friday, March 15





 Ask an Expert Theatre
 Booth #4300



Managing Outcomes in Outpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty

 Dr. Ritesh Shah
 Dr. Andrew Noble
 Dr. Ravi Bashyal

Innovation Theater Presentation





 Innovation Theater
 Booth #3032 



Save the Meniscus. Expand your treatment of meniscal tears using novel repair techniques and stitch.

 Dr. Seth L. Sherman