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Dr. Brian Klatt provides and overview of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery recertification examination and presents several of his cases.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Gain greater understanding of the Board Certification Process
  • Identify risk factors for poor outcome and infection
  • Identify and correct causes of failed joint replacement

Reading Resources:

  1. Herndon JH, Allan BJ, Dyer G, Jawa A, Zurakowski D.  Predictors of Success on the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Examination. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Sep; Volume 467, Issue 9, pp 2436-2445.
  2. Bozic KJ, Ward DT, Lau EC, et al.  Risk Factors for Periprosthetic Joint Infection Following Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Control Study.   J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jan;Vol 29, Issue 1, Pages 154-156.
  3. Taunton MJ, Dorr LD, Long WT, Dastane MR, Berry DJ.  Early Postoperative Femur Fracture After Uncemented Collarless Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: Characterization and Results of Treatment. J Arthroplasty. Available online 29 May 2015.  In Press.


Dr. Klatt has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: PC ORI Grant – Clinical consultant – 25% Support/2 million Grant
  • Other: Royalties: SLACK Publishing, ELSEVIER

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.125) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.25 contact hour.

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**This activity provides AMA/ACCME Category I CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program

Release Date: 1/15/16 | Last Modified On: 1/15/16 | Expires: 1/16/17

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