CME Disclosures and Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge of general and subspecialty orthopaedic topics.
  • Demonstrate an improved ability to make clinical decisions that provide safe and effective patient care.
  • Identify areas of personal strength and areas for needed growth in orthopedic knowledge.

Accreditation Information

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery designates this enduring online activity for 1 credit/6 correctly answered questions of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABOS Maintenance of Certification Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) Credits

This activity has been approved by the ABOS for scored and recorded self-assessment examination (SAE) Credits. You can receive 10 SAE credits for each 100 questions answered.

Individual Disclosures

Adult Hip Reconstruction

James Browne, MD

  • Royalties and Consultant for DJO Surgical
  • Consultant for Biocomposites
  • Stock options from Radlink

Brian Curtin, MD

  • Speakers Bureau for DePuy-Synthes
  • Consultant for DePuy-Synthes, Zimmer-Biomet, and Carestream

Jason Jennings, MD

  • Consultant for DePuy-Synthes, Total joint Orthopedics

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • Mark Mildren, MD
  • Kevin Perry, MD
  • Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD

Adult Knee Reconstruction

Gwo-Chin Lee, MD

  • Research support from DePuy-Synthes, Zimmer-Biomet
  • Speakers Bureau for Ceramtec, Pacira
  • Consultant for Stryker, DePuy-Synthes

Eric Smith, MD

  • Research support and Consultant for DePuy-Synthes, Conformis

Atul Kamath, MD

  • Research support, Speakers Bureau, and Consultant for Zimmer-Biomet, DePuy-Synthes
  • Stocks/Bonds from Proctor and Gamble
  • Royalties, Innomed

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • James Murphy, MD
  • Andrew Old, MD
  • David So, MD
  • Adeel Husain, MD
  • P. Maxwell Courtney, MD


Marc Swiontkowski, MD

  • No relevant financial relationships

Foot & Ankle

Christopher Chiodo, MD

  • Stocks/Bonds from Zimmer-Biomet, Merck
  • Royalties from Anthrex, Zimmer-Biomet, DJO Global, Darco

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • Thomas Douglas, MD
  • Thomas Dowd, MD
  • Alec Macauley, MD
  • Christopher Miller, MD
  • Jeremy Smith, MD
  • Uma Erad, MD

Hand & Wrist

Pedro Beredjiklian, MD

  • Owner, Dimension Orthotics, LLC., Matador, Inc.
  • Stocks, Wright Medical

Fraser Leversedge, MD

  • Research support from AxoGen
  • Consultant for Stryker Orthopaedics, AxoGen, Bioventus
  • Royalties from Wolters-Kluwer, Orthohelix Surgical Designs/Wright Medical

Joshua Abzug, MD

  • Consultant for AxoGen
  • Jonathan Issacs, MD
  • Research support from AxoGen, Cook Biotech, Inc.

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • Jacob Brubacher, MD
  • Carl Harper, MD
  • Robin Kamal, MD
  • Daniel Seigerman, MD
  • Michael Nakashian, MD
  • Michael Vosbikian, MD

Pathology & Basic Science

Joan Bechtold, PhD

  • Research support from Medtronic, SI Bone
  • Consultant for Focusstart
  • Stocks/Bonds from Twin Star Medical, Pfizer, Bristol Meyers

Timothy Wright, PhD

  • Research support from Lima Corporate, Stryker
  • Stocks/Bonds from Exactech, Orthobond
  • Royalties from Exactech, Lima Corporate
  • Annelise Heiner, PhD
  • Research grant from Providence Medical Technology

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • Audrey McAlinden, PhD
  • Francis Lee, MD, PhD, FAAOS
  • Scott Riester, MD, PhD
  • Jessica Rivera, MD
  • Ferenc Toth, DVM, PhD, DACVS
  • Wakenda Tyler, MD, MPH


Mark Lee, MD

  • Research support from The Scoliosis Research Society

Philip Mack, MD

  • Stocks/Bonds from HRC, Hill-Rom

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • Aristides Cruz, MD, MBA
  • Kristen Piercz, MD
  • Alvin Su, MD
  • Jeffrey Thomason, MD
  • Sonia Chaudhry, MD

Shoulder & Elbow

Samer Hasan, MD, PhD

  • Research support from DJO Global, OrthoSpace
  • Consultant for DJO Global

Sanjeev Bhatia, MD

  • Stocks/Bonds from Joint Preservation Innovations
  • Royalties from Nova publishing

Rob Gillespie, MD

  • Consultant for DJO Orthopaedics

Randall Otto, MD

  • Consultant for DJO Surgical
  • Honoraria from Arthrex, Inc.

Eric Ricchetti, MD

  • Research support and Speakers Bureau for DePuy-Synthes
  • Consultant for DJO Global

Trevor Wilkes, MD

  • Speakers Bureau for Arthrex, Inc.

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • Brad Ashman, MD
  • Ryan Eschbaugh, DO
  • Vahid Entezari, MD
  • Hafiz Kassam, MD
  • David Kovecevik, MD
  • Michael Palmer, MD


Wellington Hsu, MD

  • Consultant for Bacterin, Bioventus, Ceramtec, Globus Medical, Graftys, Lifenet Health, Mirus, Relievant, RTI, SI Bone, Stryker, Medtronic Sofamor Danek
  • Royalties from Stryker
  • Research support from Medtronic

Amandeep Bhalla, MD

  • Consultant for DePuy-Synthes, Nuvasive

Thomas Cha, MD, MBA

  • Consultant for Nuvasive, GE Healthcare
  • Research support from Nuvasive

Alan Dang, MD

  • Research support from DePuy-Synthes
  • Consultant for Medtronic, KCI/Acelity

Raymond Hah, MD

  • Consultant for Nuvasive

Yu-Po Lee, MD

  • Consultant for DePuy-Synthes

Addisu Mesfin, MD

  • Research support from Globus medical, Corelink, AO Spine
  • Stocks/Bonds from Axiomed

Deeptee Jain, MD

  • Consultant for Kaia Health

Matthew Goodwin, MD

  • Stock from ROM3 Rehab and Augmedics
  • Consultant for Augmedics

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • R. Alden Milam, MD
  •  Alexander Theologis, MD
  • Daniel Kang, MD
  • Brandon Carlson, MD

Sports Medicine

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  •  Morgan Jones, MD, MPH
  • Matthew Bessette, MD
  • Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD
  • Mia Smucny-Hagen, MD
  • Dean Wang, MD
  • Robert Westermann, MD
  • Ahmad Bayomy, MD


John Scolaro, MD

  • Consultant for Smith & Nephew, Globus Medical
  • Speakers’ Bureau for Zimmer-Biomet, Stryker
  • Research grant from AO North America

Hans VanLancker, MD

  • Consultant for KCL Wound Vac
  • Research support from AO Surgery

Frank Avilucea, MD

  • Speakers’ Bureau for Zimmer-Biomet
  • Babar Shafiq, MD
  • Speakers’ Bureau for DePuy Synthes and AO North America

The following have no relevant financial relationships:

  • Edward Harvey, HBSc, MSc, MDCM, FRSC
  • Mohammad Alzahrani, MD
  • Thierry Pauyo, MD
  • Austin Heare, MD
  • Mai Nguyen, MD