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Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics

22nd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

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Overview / Abstract:

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.

Topics include:

Single-level and double-level tibial and femoral deformities
Sagittal and oblique plane deformities
Rotational 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.


Sep 04, 2012


Nurse Practitioner , Physical Therapy CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Surgical Technology CE


Live / Seminar, Performance Improvement


$325 - $2,665 (depending on registered courses)

Credits / Hours

Thursday, August 30th:
Ponseti Course: 8.25 credit hours
Cadaver Lab Course: 4.75 credit hours

Friday, August 31st - Sunday September 2nd: 28.75 credit hours
Day 1: 10.0 credit hours Day 2: 10.75 credit hours
Day 3: 8.0 credit hours

Monday, September 3rd and Tuesday, September 4th: 14.75 credit hours
Day 1: 7.25 credit hours Day 2: 7.5 credit hours


LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

LifeBridge Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 50.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Chair: John E. Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Janet D. Conway, MD, Shawn C. Standard, MD, and Bradley M. Lamm, DPM

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Orthopedics, Osteopathy / Osteopathic Medicine , Pediatrics, Podiatry, Rehabilitation / Therapy, Surgery, Technology "Devices"

Keywords / Search Terms

Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics deformity correction, limb, osteotomies, limb alignment, limb lengthening, internal and external fixation, reconstruction, saw-bones, cadaver, digital planning, deformities, foot, ankle, gait, extremity, malorienta

LIVE Activity Location Details

08-30-2012 - 09-04-2012

Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD   21202
United States of America

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