By: 1 November 2018
5-8 December 2018, Orthopaedic Summit 2018: Evolving Techniques; Las Vegas

How can the success of total knee joint replacement be guaranteed in a 66-year-old man with “an expanding waistline and body mass index over 40, who refuses to lose weight” and what are the best approaches to resolving a first-time ankle dislocation in a 17-year-old ice skater or a complicated proximal humerus fracture in a former ski patrolman? These represent just a sample of the hundreds of questions to be discussed by more than 1,000 professionals expected to attend Orthopaedic Summit 2018: Evolving Techniques this December 5-8 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

The Orthopaedic Summit will draw Arthroplasty Surgeons, Arthroscopic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Physicians, Spine and Neurosurgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Fellows, Residents, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical & Occupational Therapists and Athletic Trainers from throughout the United States and the world.

Conference Chair, Dr. Kevin Plancher, and Co-Chair, Dr. Brian Busconi, concur that the roster of events, speakers and attendees for the 2018 Orthopaedic Summit is simply outstanding. “The Orthopaedic Summit is recognized as a premier gathering of orthopaedic specialists and includes a ‘Who’s Who’ gallery of international faculty to lead cutting-edge lectures, debates and case panel discussions,” says Drs. Plancher and Busconi. A full listing of the faculty for the Orthopaedic Summit can be found at:

The four-day, CME-accredited Orthopaedic Summit 2018 will feature cutting-edge, industry-sponsored, cadaveric and live surgical demonstrations (non-CME), lunch time symposia, rapid-fire debates and small group discussions, all with an international perspective on the latest techniques in arthroplasty and arthroscopy, as well as sports medicine of the knee, shoulder, hip, hand/wrist/elbow, foot/ankle, trauma and spine. More information about CME credits can be found at

The purpose of the Orthopaedic Summit is not simply to present and discuss evolving techniques in joint replacement, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the knee, shoulder, foot, ankle, hip, spine and other areas of the body, but to know what we still don’t know.

In addition to the myriad discussions and lunchtime presentations, the 2018 Orthopaedic Summit will feature four “live” surgeries, involving arthroplasty (reconstruction) of the hip, shoulder and knee and repair of a massive rotator cuff tear, as well as hands-on workshops for fellows and resident physicians. Moreover, spotlight sessions will focus on topics such as: “Taking the Complex and Making It Easy: New Technologies and Techniques for Improving Outcomes”, “Complex Meniscal Repairs Made Simple, and “Localized Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain With a Novel Intra-Articular Formulation,” to name a few. The full schedule of spotlight sessions can be found at

Moreover, for Fellows and Residents, there will be exciting workshops on Saturday afternoon including special training on shoulder, hip, knee and ankle arthroscopic simulators and a Cadaver Lab with series of clinical and practical topics about total knee arthroplasty, to name a few.

Most importantly, “the Orthopaedic Summit will give participants an opportunity to network, build important relationships with colleagues and discuss the latest research and emerging trends in orthopedics,” says Drs. Plancher and Busconi.

More details about the Orthopaedic Summit 2018 is available at