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Orthopedic Hands-On Workshop

This workshop is intended to provide a review of common arthrocentesis approaches as well as hands-on training on these techniques.  Additionally, we will discuss indications for common upper and lower extremity splints and their appropriate application.  This training is intended for PAs in the primary care/ED setting or who routinely care for patients with common musculoskeletal disorders.


  • Casting
  • Splinting
  • Arthrocentesis

Workshop objectives:

  • Understand standard arthrocentesis techniques/approaches for shoulders and knees
  • Recognize indications for common upper and lower extremity splints
  • Understand how to appropriately apply common upper and lower extremity splints
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Nicolas Skordas, MD

Chief Orthopedic Surgeon in Travis AFB, CA. Dr. Skordas completed his fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA in 2017.

Upcoming Workshops

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This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 3/23/2024 to 11/30/2024. AAPA reference number: CME-2011159.