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ELiTE Intermediate Resident Shoulder and Elbow Course – Chicago, IL

September 11 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


The ELiTE Resident and Fellow Curriculum was designed by Jeffrey Greenberg, MD, Fellowship Director at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, and Jerry Huang, MD, Fellowship Director at University of Washington Combined Hand Fellowship, in collaboration with leading orthopedic resident and fellowship educators in the United States. The Intermediate Hand and Wrist Resident and Fellow Course is a full-day cadaveric program with didactic lectures, case review, and hands-on surgical skills practice time.

Target Audience

Orthopedic Resident in their third and fourth year.

Course Chairman

Doug Dirschl, MD
Dr. Dirschl, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon, administrator, teacher and researcher, is the Chairman of UChicago Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine and the Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. A past president of the American Orthopaedic Association, his research has focused on improving the consistency of how fractures are classified, on decision-making, and on improving bone health care for fracture prevention.

Course Faculty

  • Bradley Merk, MD — Northwestern University
  • Jason Strelzow, MD — UChicago Medicine

Learning Objectives


  • Enhance knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow.
  • Evaluate and understand treatment options for elbow instability and dislocations.
  • Evaluate, and understand surgical treatment options for the distal humerus, radial head, and olecranon fractures.
  • Understand and develop an algorithmic approach to addressing terrible triad injuries.
  • Understand techniques for treating associated soft tissue injuries of the elbow.
  • Practice surgical techniques for approach and dissection of fractures in the elbow.


  • Evaluate and understand treatment and rehabilitation for the throwing athlete.
  • Evaluate and understand surgical treatment of complex distal humerus fractures.
  • Discuss indications for ORIP distal humerus fractures vs. total elbow arthroplasty.
  • Management of Complex proximal ulna and Monteggia fracture-dislocation.
  • Evaluate and understand treatment protocol and surgical approaches for the stiff elbow.
  • Understand techniques for treating associated soft tissue injuries of the shoulder.
  • Practice surgical techniques for approach and dissection of complex indications in the shoulder.

To Register

Space is limited. To register for this course, please contact your local independent sales representative or email Acumed directly at medicaleducation@acumed.net


September 11
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Morgan Ostertag


MERCI (Medical Education and Research Center of Illinois)
1500 West Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068 United States
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