Pitfalls in Bone-Patellar Tendon- Bone ACL Reconstruction

1 AMA PRA Category1/1 BOC—Category A
Section CEUs: 1 CME/CEU

Presenter Bio: James Andrews, MD

Disclosure: Advisory Board, Investor, Stockholder: Contessa Health_National Medical Director: Select Medical_Board Member: FastHealth Corp.; Robins/Morton. None of the planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

ACL reconstruction surgery is one of the common surgeries in sport medicine. A background of each athlete should be taken and careful pre-operative assessment must be made. It is important to understanding various pitfalls that can occur during ACL surgery and knowing how to prevent and fix efficiently. Sterilizing grafts is just one critical part of surgery and must be done correctly. Lastly, sharing experiences with other surgeons helps educates and makes better surgeons going forward.


This course helps describe common pitfalls during ACL reconstruction surgery. This course informs you about prevention of common errors in surgery and also proper ways to correct errors that are inevitable in surgery.


Describe common complications of bone tendon bone ACL reconstructions.
Explain and relate complication to intraoperative procedural issues that arise in BTB ACL reconstructions.
Discuss implement strategies to avoid common complications in BTB ACL reconstruction.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 of Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.