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CU Sports Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics

2011 Fall Symposium

Friday, September 30, 2011 at Folsom Field


This symposium is directed towards Sports Medicine Specialists and allied health professionals who are involved in the care of athletes; Orthopaedic Surgeons, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainers, and any one else interested in expanding their knowledge of athletic injuries. This year’s symposium is specifically addressing knee biomechanics, injury, and care.


Secure online registration can be found at Registration fees include continental breakfast and lunch.

Before September 17th:
Physicians - $170  |  Non Physician - $95  |  Student - $45

After September 17th:
Physicians - $195  |  Non Physician - $110  |  Student - $45

Non-physicians are classified as ATC, NP, PT, PA, etc. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged through September 22nd, 2011; after September 22nd, there will be no refunds. Checks payable to University of Colorado Denver.


Educational Objectives:



  • Integrate new research findings in knee biomechanics into current diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Implement new techniques and knowledge into diagnosis and treatment of cartilage injuries in the knee.
  • Integrate further understanding of anterior knee pain to upgrade surgical treatment and rehabilitation programs.
  • Obtain further understanding and implementation of the latest ACL graft options and implementing appropriate rehabilitation tactics according to graft utilized.
  • Integrate knowledge of multi-ligamentinjury and implement best possible approach to care and treatment.




 More Event Details



7:00AM - Welcome (Eric McCarty, MD)
7:05AM - Opening Remarks (Mike Bohn, Athletic Director, Univ of Colorado)

Session 1 - Injury to Athlete's Knee

7:15-7:30 Anatomy of the Athlete's Knee (Dr. Armando Vidal)
7:30-7:45 Exam of the Athlete's Knee (Dr. Jonathan Bravman)
7:45-8:00 Imaging of the Athlete’s Knee (Dr. Brian Petersen)
8:00-8:20 An Evolutionary Perspective of the Knee (Dr. Scott Dye)




Session 2 - Anterior Knee Problems in the Athlete


8:30-8:45 Approaching the Patient with Patellofemoral Pain from a Tissue Homeostasis Perspective (Dr. Scott Dye)
8:45-9:05 Management of Acute Patella Instability: Fix it or Rehab it (Dr. Robert Hunter)
9:05-9:20 Update on MPFL reconstruction (Dr. Anthony Schepsis)
9:20-9:35 Chronic Patella Instability (Dr. Michelle Wolcott)
9:35-9:50 Management of Patellofemoral Arthritis (Dr. Anthony Schepsis)
9:50-10:05 Platelet Rich Plasma for Patella Tendonitis and other Applications in Sports Medicine (Dr. Anthony Romeo)
10:05-10:25 Rehabilitation Strategies for Anterior Knee Pain in the Athlete (Dr. Michael Voight)


10:45-11:05 Break

Session 3 - Meniscus Injury in the Knee

11:05-11:20 Meniscus Repair Update 2011 (Dr. Edward Tingstad)
11:20-11:35 Meniscectomy: Is it o.k. in some settings? (Dr. Robert Hunter)
11:35-11:50 Rehabilitation after Meniscus repair:  Is there a consensus? (Dr. Michael Voight)

Keynote Address
11:50-12:20 The Knee as a Biologic Transmission with an Envelope of Function (Dr. Scott Dye)



Session 4 - Knee Ligament Injury and Care

1:00-1:15 Graft choices For ACL (Dr. Eric McCarty)
1:00-1:15 Evolution of Tunnel Placement: Is AM Tunnel best? (Dr. Lindsay  Harris)
1:15-1:30 Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction: What is it all About? (Dr. Armando Vidal)
1:30-1:45 Posterolateral Corner: Repair, Reconstruction, and Outcomes (Dr. Robert LaPrad)
1:45-2:00 Superficial MCL and Posteromedial Injury:  Don’t Confuse with a Posterolateral Knee Injury (Dr. Robert Laprade)
2:00-2:25 ACL Rehabilitation:  What you really need to know (Dr. Michael Voight)


2:35-2:55 Break

2:55-3:10 Graft choices for ACL (Dr. Eric McCarty)
3:10-3:25 Revision ACL Surgery: Management and Technical Points (Dr. Edward Tingstad)
3:25-3:40 Multiligament Knee Injury (Dr. Jarrod King)



3:45 Adjourn



Invited Gues​t Speakers

Scott Dye, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Ed Tingstad, MD
Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Inland Orthopaedic Surgery and University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Anthony Schepsis, MD
Director of Sports Medicine
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

Mike Voight, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physical Education and Human Performance Department
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut

Robert Laprade, MD
Director of Biomechanics Research
Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Vail, Colorado

Brian Petersen, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Robert Hunter, MD
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
Salida, Colorado

Anthony Romeo, MD
Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH
Chicago Illinois

Lindsay Harris, MD
Aspen Orthopedics Associates
Aspen, Colorado

CU Sports Medicine Faculty

Eric C. McCarty, MD
Associate Professor
Chief of Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Colorado School of Medicine 
Head Team Physician Univ. of Colorado & Univ. of Denver
Boulder, Colorado

Armando Vidal, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Team Physician Univ. of Colorado & Univ. of Denver
Denver, Colorado

Michelle Wolcott, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Jonathan Bravman, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Jarrod King, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Credits Information

7.75 credits of AMA and NATA continuing education credits will be offered to registered participants of this symposium.  The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is part of Colorado Statewide Extended Campus. State Funds were not used to develop or administer this program. 

Directions & Parking

Map to Folsom.jpgLocation: CU Stadium Club, Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

Google Maps Link HERE

From the Denver Area and South:  Go west on U.S. 36 (from I-25 or I-270). Once you are in Boulder from U.S. 36, take a left (west on to Colorado Avenue (first stop light). There is meter parking along Colorado Ave and in lot 359 just past Folsom Street (on the left). There is also parking near the Dal Ward Athletic Center (indicated as DALW on the map provided here).

Directions from the North: From the north, take I-25 OR U.S. 287 south to Highway 119 (Diagonal Highway). I-25 travelers will take the Longmont Exit (240) west onto Highway 119 while U.S. 287 travelers will turn right on Ken Pratt Boulevard (Highway 119) in Longmont. Highway 119 becomes Highway 157 (Foothills Parkway) just north of Boulder. Turn right (west) from Foothills Parkway onto Colorado Avenue. Travel through 28th Street (U.S. 36) into campus. There is meter parking along Colorado Avenue and in Lot 359 just past Folsom Street. There is also parking near the Dal Ward Athletic Center. 

Directions from the West: Take I-70 east to U.S. 6. Go east on U.S. 6 to Colorado Highway 58. Turn right (east) on state Highway 58 to state Highway 93. Make a left (north) onto state Highway 93 towards Boulder. State Highway 93 will turn into Broadway once in Boulder. Continue on Broadway west until you see the campus on your right. To get to Colorado Avenue from the west, turn right on Regent Drive off of Broadway. Follow Regent Drive until it dead ends and turn left (west) onto Colorado Avenue. There is meter parking along Colorado Avenue and in Lot 359 just past Folsom Street. There is also parking near the Dal Ward Athletic Center.

Parking:​ Please ensure that you indicate your preference for parking in the registration process. This is essential for us to provide parking to all those who require it.

Parking is available at Lot 436 on CU Boulder’s Main campus. The parking lot is at the corner of Colorado Ave. and Regent Dr. Google Maps for Parking HERE.​ 

Contact for More Info

If you need additional information about the event or have questions, please contact:

Christine Bennett, MS, RD
Voice: 303-441-2175
Fax: 303-441-0463