The Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation provided continuing education credits and welcomed more than 830 attendees to the 2019 15th Annual Cutting Edge Concepts in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine seminar on Saturday, February 2, at the Rosen Centre Hotel. At the event, the 501(c)(3) Orlando Orthopaedic Center Foundation Foundation donated $2,500 to UCF Student Physical Therapy Research endeavors.
Thanks to the two annual seminars put on by the Foundation, both UCF’s Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) and Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization (SATO) have been awarded more than $42,000 since the seminar’s inception.
The day featured lectures from leading physicians and area specialists as well as several panel discussions on the latest technology and surgical procedures used to treat orthopaedic conditions associated with musculoskeletal trauma of the knee and elbow. The seminar included a brief overview of the related anatomy, as well as rehabilitation considerations for non-operative treatment options and post-surgical therapy protocols.
Major themes discussed included:
- Articular Cartilage Defects In the Knee
- Common injuries of CrossFit training in athletes
- Various disciplines of ACL care including injury prevention, nutrition strategies, and psychological factors
- On-field preparation and management of the critically injured athlete
- Fresh takes on the elbow and UCL injuries in throwing athletes
The specially-designed program aims to assist healthcare providers with acquiring the skills and knowledge to provide quality care and improve patient outcomes. Affordable Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) were offered to all healthcare professionals in attendance.
Additional proceeds from the day benefit the Foundation and its primary initiative to provide access to organized athletic programs for underserved area youth.
Our committed vendors, dedicated volunteers, and outstanding attendees helped make this year’s Cutting Edge seminar our biggest conference yet. This year, our vendors included: