The Mammoth Sports Course

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The Mammoth Sports Course

Mammoth Sports Conference

Date: August 16-18, 2018
Location: Mountainside Conference Center
Main Lodge, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Lakes, CA

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday August 16, 2018

Arrive – Alaska Airlines departs LAX 5:48 p.m. arrives MMH 7:07 p.m.

6:00-9:00 PM Happy hour – cocktails
                           Location: Westin

7:00 – 8:00 PM Practice Management Didactic - Optimizing Your Practice with Little Things That Are Big
                        Suzanne Wahl, PA-C, MMS
                        Orthopedic Physician Associates, Seattle WA

Friday August 17

11:00 AM – Check In & Lunch

12:00 PM Shoulder Didactics – Surgical Treatment Options for Glenohumeral Instability and Glenoid Bone Loss - The Modified Eden-Hybinette with Coracoid Autograft, Capsular Repair, Conjoin Tendon Advancement (MECCCA) Procedure

Christopher J Wahl, MD - Orthopedic Physician Associates, Seattle WA

1:00 PM Shoulder Didactics – Shoulder Instability: Rehabilitation Principles
        Julie Perumal PT, DPT
        Ariel Duvall, PT, DPT, OCS

1:30 PM Break

2:00 PM Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
         Moderators: Timothy Crall, MD, Julie Perumal, PT, DPT, & Jen McMahon, PT, DPT, GCS

5:00 PM Adjourn

6:00 PM Family and Friends Group Dinner
         The East Side Bake Shop
         1561 Crowley Lake Dr, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Saturday August 18

6:30 AM Breakfast

7:00 AM Joint Preservation Lab
         Christopher J Wahl, MD
         Orthopedic Physician Associates, Seattle WA

8:30 AM Break

9:00 AM Knee Didactics – Treatment of Patellofemoral Instability What We Don’t Know & What We Don’t Know
         Christopher J Wahl, MD
         Orthopedic Physician Associates, Seattle WA

10:00 AM Knee Didactics – Rehabilitation Concepts of the Patellofemoral Joint
         Jen McMahon, PT, DPT, GCS

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM Case Presentations and Panel Discussion
         Moderators: Brian Gilmer, MD, Julie Perumal, PT, DPT, & Dre Dillon, PT, DPT

12:45 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Complications – When All Else Fails
        Awarding of the Weggers Traveling Trophy

3:00 PM Formal Program Closing Remarks and Evaluations

3:15 PM Needle Arthroscopy Demonstration

3:30 PM  Arthroscopy Lab

LODGING
Sierra Nevada Lodge is extending discounts to anyone associated with hospital business such as doctors, patients, vendors, etc. Please mention your planned visit to Mammoth Hospital while booking. Contact information and further details are available on the Sierra Nevada Lodge website.

Edelweiss Lodge is also extending discounts to anyone associated with hospital business such as doctors, patients, vendors, etc. Please mention your planned visit to Mammoth Hospital while booking. Contact information and further details are available on the Edelweiss Lodge website.

There are also many other options for accommodation in Mammoth Lakes, most of which are listed on the Mammoth Lakes Tourism lodging website.

FAMILY AND KIDS

Spouses, significant others, and families are welcome.  Contact Michael.McMahon@mammothhospital.com with questions regarding activities.

TRAVEL

Travel-  Travel to Mammoth is either via a daily flight from LAX direct to Mammoth
or via Reno (3 hours by car), or Las Vegas (5 hours by car).
More information- www.visitmammoth.com

Guest Speaker:

Christopher J. Wahl, MD
The Mammoth Sports Course Dr. Wahl developed a regional and national reputation in the treatment, innovations, and study of high-energy, complex knee and shoulder injuries. While he enjoys treating all athletic soft tissue and bony injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle; his specific interests include ligament reconstruction of multiple-ligament knee injuries and knee dislocations, cartilage transplantation and repair, joint resurfacing in the athletic individual, osteotomies, peri-articular fracture management, and minimally-invasive treatment of shoulder pathology.

He completed medical school and orthopedic residency at Yale University School of Medicine before completing a sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He was an associate professor at the University of Washington and head team physician for the Washington Huskies. He was later an associate professor at the University of California San Diego where he was the head team physician for the San Diego Chargers.

Dr. Wahl has since returned to the Seattle area where he has frequently been recognized as a top doctor and has published a multitude of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.


Following the activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Synthesize and summarize literature germane to treatment of patellofemoral problem
  • Understand literature and clinical experience to create algorithm
  • Establish optimal algorithm for diagnosis that guides treatment
  • Identify modifiable factors potentially contributing to PFJ symptoms
  • Understand post-operative management protocols for various PFJ interventions and identify precautions
  • Understand framework to evaluate and treat various movement faults that may contribute to shoulder pain, including core stability and lower extremity mechanics
  • Review lessons learned and opportunities to prevent burnout and maintain optimal performance as a healthcare provider
  • Discuss examples and case studies of professional struggles and techniques for coping with these struggles
  • Identify and define techniques for management and optimization of clinical practice building
  • Combine expert opinion with evidence-based review to identify appropriate treatment strategies for patellofemoral instability and arthritis
  • Review and identify a systematic approach to diagnosis of patellofemoral pathology
  • Combine expert opinion with evidence-based review to identify appropriate treatment strategies for glenohumeral instability and glenoid bone loss
  • Review and identify a systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment of the constellation of factors associated with glenohumeral instability


Some feedback from previous courses:

  • Great interaction with MD/PT
  • The course was excellent, I loved the group discussion and differing approaches to difficult cases. It was great having PTs presenting rehab considerations.
  • The case presentations were interesting, informative, and thought provoking.

When asked what changes participants would make to their practice:

  • Better able to explain cartilage repair choices and rehab reasoning
  • Better assessment of rotator cuff pathology and meniscal treatment
  • I am better prepared for sports rotation and fellowship
  • Better understanding of the shoulder and understanding of pathology of meniscus and ACL
  • Changes to workup and treatment of meniscus injuries
  • Try quad tendon grafts with primary ACL reconstructions
  • Consider quad tendon and change evaluation of cartilage defects