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ELiTE Intermediate Shoulder & Elbow Course

June 3 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Course Overview

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 Shoulder and Elbow 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 residents in their third and fourth year.

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.

Course Chairman

John Itamura, MD

Dr. Itamura is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California. He is the fellowship director of the Shoulder and Elbow Program at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and is a faculty member in the Sports Medicine Program. He is one of the team physicians for the Los Angeles Angels professional baseball team. Dr. Itamura completed his medical degree at the University of Southern California. He then completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Itamura is dual fellowship trained – he completed his Shoulder and Elbow surgery fellowship at the W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic in Dallas, Texas followed by his Hand and Upper Extremity surgery fellowship with AO International at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.


  • Philipp Streubel, MD – Cleveland Clinic Miami
  • Ramesh Srinivasan, MD—Hand Center of San Antonio


Acumed Headquarters, Hillsboro, OR


Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District, 425 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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




June 3
7:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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Morgan Ostertag


Acumed Hillsboro Campus
5885 NE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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