Dr. James Ross was invited to serve as faculty at the St. Louis Hip Skills Course 2017: Hip Arthroscopy and Preservation Procedures which took place February 17-18, 2017. This course is a unique course that is offered to physicians who are interested in learning about the advances techniques in hip preservation. The faculty for the course come from the premiere institutions that are on the cutting edge of hip preservation and research, such as Harvard Medical School, Washington University in St. Louis, Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern, Case Western, William Beaumont, and University of Ottawa.
In addition to instructing physicians in multiple hands-on cadaver labs, Dr. Ross also presented a talk on "3-Dimensional Imaging (MRI, MRA, and CT)." Dr. Ross stated, "I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach alongside the renowned leaders in the field of hip preservation. It is always an exciting time to come together and share our experiences and provide tips and tricks to many of the physicians who are looking at honing their own surgical skills." He adds, "I truly enjoy educating those physicians who seek further knowledge and skill."
Dr. Ross' favorite part of the course was the "Pizza and Brews Session." The course attendees and the faculty presented their own unique and challenging cases from their clinical practice, and all the instructors were able to give their opinions on the treatment of the patients. "Many of the cases that were presented are extremely challenging, not only in the work-up, but also the surgical procedure. It is very interesting to hear the differences in opinions across the country, which further shows how much more there is to learn about pre-arthritic hip conditions."