May 2, 2019 — Athletic trainers are often the first line of support when students athletes are injured. As part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the invaluable work performed by these individuals, Seaview Orthopedics hosted a continuing education opportunity for certified athletic trainers and university students.
The event kicked off with light fare and casual conversation amongst students, trainers, and doctors. Attendees were then brought to the presentation lab for a rare opportunity to witness procedures performed on shoulder and elbow cadavers donated by Sea Pearl, Inc.
When asked to comment on how the presentation will impact their practice, an athletic trainer said the following “This activity has made me more aware of what goes into these surgeries and helps me to understand what mechanisms to avoid in rehab.”
Christopher Spagnuola, M.D., and Kenneth Chern, M.D., demonstrated a range of procedures on the cadavers including: arthroscopic SLAP lesion repair, arthroscopic bicep remodels, arthroscopic biceps tenodesis, arthroscopic subscapularis tendon repair, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and reconstruction of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow.
The shoulder and elbow surgical procedure lab concluded with a Q&A session and an opportunity for attendees to evaluate the presenters.
The sports medicine division of Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates is committed to building strong relationships with certified athletic trainers and college students seeking to enter this exciting field. For more information on how Seaview approaches sports medicine, visit https://www.seaviewortho.com/sports-medicine/.