Attend an Upper Extremity Course from the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE)

Upper Extremity CourseThe Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) is a non-profit organization offering continuing education opportunities for many orthopaedic sub-specialties, including sports medicine, trauma, upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine.

Our upper extremity courses enable practitioners to gain familiarity with new techniques and technologies used in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, and hand disorders. Each conference features a distinguished faculty of surgeons, researchers, and educators who will share insights gleaned from their experience and present the latest evidence-based recommendations for patient management, allowing participants to learn directly from experts who have in-depth knowledge of the subject material being discussed.

Some of FORE’s upper extremity courses also feature a bioskills workshop, enabling participants to practice new techniques in a fully equipped laboratory setting. These hands-on training sessions provide attendees with invaluable firsthand experience to improve their surgical skills and patient outcomes.

Upcoming Conferences

FORE offers a variety of courses dedicated entirely, or in large part, to the upper extremity. Each conference focuses on different areas of the sub-specialty and is updated on an annual basis to ensure attendees receive relevant, up-to-date information.

Frontiers in Upper Extremity Surgery

Orthopaedic surgeons and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals who want to participate in an engaging exploration of current treatment recommendations for upper extremity disorders should consider attending this 2-day course held annually in Tampa, Florida. Registrants should bring their clinical questions to this course: A significant amount of time is allotted for group discussions and question-and-answer sessions with the experienced faculty. In addition, a bioskills workshop provides the opportunity to explore new techniques under the supervision of the faculty.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Complications associated with distal radius fractures
  • Management of Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Microsurgical soft tissue reconstruction
  • Total wrist arthrodesis
  • Current techniques for TFCC repair

Tampa Shoulder Course

FORE’s 3-day Tampa Shoulder Course focuses exclusively on new developments related to treating the shoulder and elbow, exploring relevant topics through didactic presentations and panel discussions, as well as a bioskills workshop surgical techniques for anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Participants will receive instruction on a full range of treatment approaches, including:

  • Conservative care
  • Fracture management
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty

Winter SKS: Shoulder, Knee, & Sports

FORE’s 4-day Winter SKS: Shoulder, Knee, & Sports conference provides an excellent opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons and other orthopaedic healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge of advanced arthroscopic procedures. The course examines the use of arthroscopy as a diagnostic and treatment tool for addressing upper extremity disorders such as shoulder instability, bone defects, glenohumeral osteoarthritis, and rotator cuff tears.

Shoulder-related topics that have been discussed in previous years include:

  • The Remplissage technique
  • Repairs for large shoulder defects
  • Management of failed Latarjet procedures
  • The role of the scapula in rehabilitation
  • Return-to-sport guidelines for injured athletes

Want More Information?

If you would like to learn more about any of the upper extremity courses in our upcoming schedule, contact FORE by phone at (813) 877-8096 or by email at We can provide you with detailed agenda information and help you determine which courses best align with your professional interests.