Accreditation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation and HealthInfo Direct. The Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
The Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation requires that any person who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with a commercial interest. Accordingly:

– Dr. Bruce Mitchell reports that he has nothing to disclose.
– Dr. Paul Verrills reports that he has nothing to disclose.
– Dr. David Vivian reports that he has nothing to disclose.

The staffs of the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation and HealthInfo Direct, LLC that were involved in the development of this activity have no financial relationship with a commercial interest.

To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was fully peer reviewed by a physician member of the Dannemiller Clinical Content Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based and commercially balanced.

Disclaimer
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation, ArthroCare Corporation or HealthInfo Direct, LLC. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, healthcare professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.

Off Label Statement
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

Acknowledgment:
This activity is jointly sponsored by the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation and HealthInfo Direct, LLC. This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from ArthroCare Spine, a division of ArthroCare Corporation.