An ICRS teaching centre is the recommended place-to-go to for unique one-on-one learning experiences and practical advice from world leading experts on current state-of-the-art cartilage repair surgical techniques, patient evaluation and non-operative treatment of cartilage injury. These sights also serve as outstanding professional development experiences for fellows, residents & students (ICRS members), interested in improving their practical skills in this field. From basic science to clinical applications, from cell based therapies to osteochondral allografts & scaffolds, from osteotomies to meniscal transplants, from patient case evaluation, radiographic evaluation, to clinical outcomes, the ICRS Teaching Centres are here to help our members improve their skills in an internationally recognized learning environment.
The clinical cartilage repair teaching centres are worldwide leading institutes, dedicated to diagnostics, clinical evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cartilage damage, ranging from isolated cartilage defects to early / advanced arthritis. Clinical Teaching Centre’s staffs have expertise in performing a high number of different cartilage repair procedures and effective non-operative interventions. Treatment options may include a wide range of procedures: autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), osteochondral allograft transplantation, meniscal transplantation, autologous osteochondral transfer (mosaicplasty, OATS) osteotomies, ligament reconstruction and other minimally invasive treatments as well as appropriate rehabilitation.
Its mission extends beyond patient care, including clinical and basic science research to improve patient outcome and to develop the next generation of cartilage repair procedures. Our laboratory teaching centres provide a number of procedures and techniques related to investigation of cells, biomaterials, histology, biomechanics, animal models and how to translate laboratory findings to clinical products or new procedures for cartilage repair.
To become an ICRS approved ICRS Teaching center any applicant should meet the below selection criteria:
Once the application is submitted through the online link below, the office will send the application to the Education Committee Chair that, together with the committee members, should analyze the requirements. In case the requirements are not fulfilled or there are some concerns (i.e. reputation), the Executive Board should be informed and will help to make a final decision.
If you are an ICRS Member and interested in becoming an approved ICRS Teaching Centre to share your expertise with others throughout the world, please apply online here.