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24th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
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Dates: Friday, August 29, through Sunday, August 31, 2014
Chairs: John Herzenberg, MD, and Shawn Standard, MD
Directors: Janet Conway, MD, Bradley Lamm, DPM, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 27.75
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, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentations and digital radiograph planning.
- Describe simple and complex pediatric and adult lower-limb deformities
- Interpret advances in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction
- Effectively perform osteotomy planning
- Understand the methodology of minimally invasive internal and external fixation
- Identify and evaluate alternatives for the treatment of deformities from hip, knee, ankle, and foot contractures
- Understand electronic media technology for deformity correction
Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab - Deformity Correction Osteotomies, Soft-Tissue Procedures, Basic Flaps, and Safe Zones for Wires and Pins
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Chairs: Bradley Lamm, DPM, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Janet Conway, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 6.5
This course offers a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience with one-on-one instruction from renowned faculty. Participants will apply external fixation and perform osteotomies, nerve decompressions, and muscle/tendon rebalancing procedures. Safe zones for wires and pins in the lower extremity will be highlighted. Round-trip bus transportation will be provided from the hotel.
- Perform percutaneous osteotomy techniques
- Demonstrate basic surgical and incision techniques
- Analyze indications for basic and complex soft-tissue flaps
- Identify safe zones for wire and pin placement in the femur, tibia, and foot
Pre-Course: Internal Lengthening
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 8.0
New technology to lengthen the femur and tibia is available on the U.S. and international markets. These telescoping, magnetically-activated internal rods are capable of correcting deformities with acute rotational and angular correction. The course will bring together surgeons with extensive experience with this emerging technology to discuss the basic principles of the device, rates of correction, pre-operative planning for osteotomy level and nail length, applications for deformity correction, and results of current research studies.
- Understand the history of internal limb lengthening devices
- Describe the indications and contraindications for limb lengthening with internal devices
- List the complications of internal lengthening devices and how to avoid these complications
- Explain preoperative decision making regarding the diameter of the rod, length of the rod, and osteotomy level
Post-Course: Taylor Spatial Frame - Back to Basics
Date: Monday, September 1, 2014
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 8.75
This course stresses the important basic principles of frame stability, optimal wire/pin configuration, dynamization, and planning for foot, tibial, and femoral frames. Hands-on labs will involve both saw bones and computer simulations using the BONE NINJA app. This course will benefit those surgeons who use the Taylor Spatial Frame on a limited basis and those who want to better familiarize themselves with the hardware, computer software, and surgical planning techniques. Please bring your iPad or iPad mini. If you do not own an iPad, you will be able to follow along using worksheets.
- Identify the characteristics of a stable frame
- Describe safe zones for wire and half-pin placement
- Understand the nuances of the Total Residual Program
- Describe the difference between proximal and distal referencing
The course venue is the Four Seasons Hotel (200
International Drive) in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The
discounted per-room fee for course attendees is $207 per night (plus
tax). It is highly recommended that you make your reservations early.
The discounted rate is offered on a space-available basis through August
6, 2014. To make a reservation, visit the hotel web site, select the dates of your reservation, click on "Corporate/Promo Code," and then enter code "SI0826." You can also call 1.410.576.5800, ask for in-house reservations, and
mention “24th Annual Sinai Limb Deformity” to receive the discounted
For those driving to the Four Seasons Hotel each day, we
have arranged for a discounted daytime valet parking rate of $8/day.
This rate does not apply to self-park during the day or to overnight
parking (currently $40 for valet and $23 for self-park per night).
Accreditation Statement for CME: LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: LifeBridge Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 44.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a LifeBridge Health Center, to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. All faculty participating in sponsored or jointly sponsored programs by Sinai Hospital of Baltimore are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). In accordance with the ACCME requirements on disclosure information, relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the Course.
CME Committee Disclosures: The following LifeBridge Health Continuing Medical Education Committee members and their spouses/partners have no financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturer or distributor of any medical products, devices or services: Madeline Bacon; Joseph Berkow, MD; Eric Buchner, MD; John Cmar, MD; Lee Cook; Thomas Genuit, MD; Tina Gionet; Mark Katlic, MD; Lorrie Liang; Diane Maloney-Krichmar, PhD; Andrew Mayrer, MD; Allan Pristoop, MD; Wendy Robinson; and Richard Rohrs, PA-C. However, David Gordon, MD, receives grant/research support and is a consultant for ACell, Allergan, Astellas, and UroVal, and is also on the speakers bureau for ACell, Allergan, American Medical System (AMS), Astellas, Pfizer, UroVal, and Warner Chilcottt; Asha Thomas, MD, is the primary investigator for Bydureon/Lilly, co-investigator for Corlux/Corcept Therapeutics and Samsca/Otsuka; and Joseph Wiley, MD, is on the speakers bureau for Pfizer and Sigma Tau and receives grant/research support from Children’s Oncology Group.
Please contact Madeline Bacon with any questions about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.
Mail: The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA
We would like to thank these organizations for their support of the 2013 Baltimore Limb Deformity Course:
Smith & Nephew
Wright Medical Technology
The MHE Coalition