Dr. Steven Giuseffi of Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center recently traveled to Chicago to serve as an associate instructor at a knee surgery course put on by the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
The goal of the educational course was to help surgeons improve their knowledge and skills in arthroscopic surgery with training from leaders in the field. Dr. Giuseffi taught other orthopedic surgeons advanced techniques to repair damaged ligaments and cartilage in the knee using arthroscopic surgical methods.
“It was an honor to be selected as an instructor for this course,” says Dr. Giuseffi. “To share the techniques I’ve learned during training and clinical practice with other surgeons from all around the world was very rewarding.”
Arthroscopic knee surgery is a procedure where the surgeon inserts a small camera into the knee to identify problems and guide small surgical instruments to repair damaged tissue. The incisions made are much smaller than those in an open knee surgery, potentially resulting in less pain and a faster recovery for the patient.
The Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and provides education for surgeons who want to grow in their arthroscopic surgical knowledge and skills. The courses allow surgeons hands-on experience and guidance in advanced surgical techniques. About 80 surgeons attended the recent course on surgical management for the injured knee.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Giuseffi, please call (605) 341-1414.