This course has been the standard in teaching lower extremity alignment for the past two decades. It is designed for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists and allied health professionals who treat long-bone deformities. No prior experience is required. The internationally renowned faculty will introduce basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts, including corrective osteotomies, limb alignment, limb lengthening and internal and external fixation. The course features lectures, deformity planning sessions, hands-on saw bone labs and a digital radiograph planning lab. Participants will also have an opportunity to present adult, pediatric and podiatric cases to their peers.
Single-level and double-level tibial and femoral deformities
Sagittal and oblique plane deformities
Foot and ankle deformities
Monolateral/circular external fixation
Gait implications for angular and rotational deformities
Measurement of deformity on plain film and digital radiographs
Surgical techniques for lower extremity osteotomies
Consequences of joint malorientation and malalignment
Fixator-assisted plating and nailing
Limb lengthening techniques
Pre-Course: Ponseti Method for Clubfoot Treatment (Limited Registration)
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Director: John E. Herzenberg, MD
Approximately 100,000 infants with congenital clubfoot are born worldwide each year. Performing extensive surgery to treat clubfoot often leads to poor results. The late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti developed an effective, inexpensive method of idiopathic clubfoot treatment. With the Ponseti method, clubfoot in an otherwise normal child can be corrected in less than three months by performing manipulations and casting. Minimal surgery or no surgery is required. At long-term follow-up, feet treated by the Ponseti method tend to be strong, flexible, and free of pain. The course format will include lectures, discussions, patient demonstrations, and a hands-on workshop.
Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab: Lower Extremity (Limited Registration)
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Director: Bradley M. Lamm, DPM
Special Guest Faculty: L. Scott Levin, MD
The one-day pre-course is a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience with one-on-one instruction from renowned faculty. The day is comprised of two different surgical experiences: deformity correction procedures and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques. During the morning session, participants will apply external fixation and perform osteotomies, nerve decompressions, and muscle/tendon rebalancing procedures. Participants will utilize a variety of flaps and multiple soft-tissue coverage options during the afternoon session.
Post-Course: Advanced Applications of the Taylor Spatial Frame (Limited Registration)
Dates: Monday, September 3, and Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Chair: John E. Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Shawn C. Standard, MD, Janet D. Conway, MD, and Bradley M. Lamm, DPM
Ready to go beyond simple tibial frames? This two-day course with lectures and all new saw bone labs is designed for surgeons who already have experience applying basic Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF) constructs. We will help you understand the idiosyncrasies of the TSF system and expand your comfort zone to treat more complex deformities in the humerus, forearm, femur, tibia, and foot.