Mayo Clinic Course on Shoulder Tendon Transfers and Complex Rotator Cuff Repair 2017

Course description

Course Directors: Bassem T. Elhassan, M.D. and Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D.

This course will provide cutting-edge presentations, cadaver demonstrations, and cadaver-based workshops on the management of complex rotator cuff tears and conditions affecting the scapulothoracic joint. The course will highlight the principles, surgical techniques and outcomes of tendon transfers around the shoulder joint and scapula, advanced arthroscopically-assisted tendon transfers, and alternative salvage procedures such as reconstruction of the superior capsule, reverse shoulder arthroplasty and shoulder/scapulothoracic fusion. A portion of the course will allow attendees to perform tendon transfers on whole torso and upper extremity cadaveric specimens.

Registration Fee: $1,000.00
Lab Workshop: $800.00

Course Highlights

  • First time a shoulder tendon transfer course is offered in the United States
  • Focus on shoulder tendon transfers
  • Relive demonstrations by world renowned surgeons
  • One-on-one faculty to attendee interaction during the cadaver lab 

Registration Information
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Additional Information
Lodging and Accommodations
Program Schedule  (PDF)
Lab Schedule (PDF)

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the exhibit forms and submit to Kathy Fuqua.

Target audience: 

This course is designed for orthopedic surgeons.

Learning objectives: 

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the biomechanics of the rotator cuff and periscapular muscles and well as the relative  biomechanical advangtages and disadvantages of various tendon transfers around to shoulder.
  • Explain how to reliably predict which cuff tears are irreparable and how to best select various treatment options, including partial repair, augmentation, superior capsular reconstruction, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, and tendon transfers.
  • Describe technical pearls, using open and arthroscopic techniques, regarding modern tendon transfers for reconstruction of sholulders with irreparable rotator cuff tears, posterosuperior tears, anterosuperior tears, or combined tears.
  • Explain the value of reverse arthroplasty in patients with massive irreparable cuff tears and the need to add tendon transfers in the same surgical setting, or to consider them after reverse if needed.
  • Describe the physical examination of the scapula as well as the various tendon transfers for dysfunction of the serratus anterior, trapezius, and others.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Event date:

04/27/2017 - 7:00am
04/29/2017 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic - Siebens Medical Education Building
100 2nd Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55905
United States
Credits & accreditation
  • 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Faculty & disclosure

Guest Faculty

Joseph A. Abboud, M.D. 
Rothman Institute 
Philadelphia, PA 

George Athwal, M.D., F.R.C.S.C. 
Roth-McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre 
St. Joseph’s Health Care 
London Ontario Canada 

Dr. Pascal Boileau
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
Nice, France

Dr. Joe de Beer, M.B. Ch.B., M Med (Orthop)
Private Practice
Cape Town, South Africa

Robert U. Hartzler, M.D., M.S.
The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group  
San Antonio, TX 

Samer Hasan, M.D., Ph.D. 
Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center 
Cincinnati, OH 

Dr. Guillaume Herzberg 
Hospital Edouard Herriot
Lyon France 

Dr. Jean Kany 
Clinique de l’Union 
Tolouse France 

Dr. Laurent Lafosse 
Alps Orthopaedic Institute 
Annecy France 

Dr. Thibault Lafosse 
European George Pompidou Hospital 
Paris France
Prof. Dr. Herbert Resch 
Paracelsus Medical University 
Salzburg, Austria

Dr. Philippe Valenti 
Hand Institute 
Paris France 

Jon J. P. Warner, M.D. 
Boston Shoulder Institute, Harvard University 
Boston, MA

Dr. Jean-David Werthel 
Hand Institute
Paris France

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Bassem T. Elhassan, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedics,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery

Adam C. Johnson, M.D. 
Instructor in Radiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Diagnostic Radiology

Mark E. Morrey, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery

Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopedics, 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery

John W. Sperling, M.D. 
Professor of Orthopedics, 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Orthopedic Surgery

Contact us
Phone 1-800-323-2688

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Event starts: 
04/27/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/29/2017 - 5:00pm
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