12 August 2016

Above: Jaime Quintero (former AO Foundation President), Daniel Schweitzer, Claudio Mella, and Robert Hube. Below: Michael Huo, Cynthia Stampfli (AORecon Manager), and Julio César Palacio (Director of the ELCCR).

Bundled know-how for advanced patient care at the ELCCR

This was the second time that AORecon participated at the ELCCR meeting. “We were thrilled to be invited again. This is a big honor, and is also in recognition for our successful symposium at last year's meeting, where we found great approval,” shares Bas Masri, a member of the AORecon Education Delegation.

At this year’s event, AORecon proudly held a Controversies in Joint Preservation and Replacement in Hip and Knee symposium, which consisted of two half-day plenary sessions that were chaired by Bas Masri and Julio César Palacio, Director of the ELCCR.

Session 1—Periprosthetic Fractures, moderated by Sacha Bittelman
Session 2—Joint Preservation of the Hip and Knee, moderated by Nicolás Restrepo

Expert speakers

The informative program was presented by a group of international and regional faculty members:

  • Sacha Bittelman (CL)
  • Hernán del Sel (AR)
  • Robert Hube (DE)
  • Michael Huo (US)
  • Mauricio Kfuri (US)
  • Bas Masri (CA)
  • Claudio Mella (CL)
  • Jaime Quintero (CO)
  • José Eduardo Quintero (CO)
  • Nicolás Restrepo (CO)
  • César Rocha (CO)
  • Daniel Schweitzer (CL)


The audience appreciated that the speakers not only shared their knowledge, but also offered a platform to discuss controversies in hip and knee reconstructive surgery based on cases.

Experienced audience

According to the online survey results, more than 90% of the survey participants regarded the educational content as useful (40%), very useful (50%), or extremely useful (3%). This is especially pleasing, as 80% of the survey participants call themselves independent surgeons with at least three years of experience, and 60% stated their work as reconstruction specialists at a university hospital.

Adjacent principles course

Only two days before the event, AORecon offered a two-day principles course, addressing hip and knee arthroplasty in Bogota, Colombia. The well-received course targeted advanced surgical trainees and orthopedic surgeons.



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The Encuentro Latinoamericano de Cirujanos de Cadera y Rodilla (ELCCR) is organized by the Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología (SCOOT).
Over 250 participants attended the AORecon symposium.
Regarding regional relevance, the ELCCR (Encuentro Latinoamericano de Cirujanos de Cadera y Rodilla) is referred to as the Latin American equivalent to the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement meeting in the US.

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