The 25th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course will be held
August 28-30, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Please see below for details about the pre- and
post-courses and continue to check this web
site for the latest information.
25th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
Dates: Friday, August 28, through Sunday, August 30, 2015
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Shawn Standard, MD, Janet Conway, MD, Bradley Lamm, DPM, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
This course has been the standard in teaching lower extremity alignment for more than 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 bone labs, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentations and digital radiograph planning labs.
Pre-Course: Internal Lengthening Nails
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Chairs: John Herzenberg, MD, and Shawn Standard, MD
Telescopic, magnetically-activated internal nails have been recently developed for lengthening the femur and tibia. The course will be taught by an international faculty with extensive experience with this emerging technology. Topics will include the basic principles, pre-operative planning for osteotomy level and nail length, regulating rates of lengthening, applications for deformity correction, strategies to prevent and treat complications, and the results of current research. The course includes a hands-on bone lab to teach participants how to insert these nails in the femur and tibia.
Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab: Lower Extremity Osteotomies, Soft-Tissue Procedures, Flaps, and External Fixation Safe Zones
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Organizers: Bradley Lamm, DPM, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Janet Conway, MD
This course offers a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience with instruction from renowned faculty. Participants will perform osteotomies, flaps and nerve decompressions. External fixation safe zones for wires and pins in the lower extremity will be highlighted.
Post-Course: Charcot Foot: Advanced Taylor Spatial Frame Reconstructive Techniques
Date: Monday, August 31, 2015
Chairs: Bradley Lamm, DPM, and John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Noman Siddiqui, DPM, Janet Conway, MD, and Shawn Standard, MD
The course will cover deformity patterns and the classification of the Charcot foot. Time will be devoted to safe wire/pin patterns and pin insertion techniques for the foot and tibia. During hands-on saw bone labs, participants will construct neutral frames, butt frames, and miter frames. Faculty will explain how the reference ring, master tab, and rotary frame offset are used in foot frames. Performing osteotomies and fusions, managing osteomyelitis, and using negative-pressure wound therapy will also be discussed.
The 2014 Course
The 2014 Course was an extremely successful event with more
than 300 attendees from 30 countries and 31 states in the U.S. The Deformity
Course, the pre-courses, and the post-course entirely sold out. Our
world-renowned faculty conducted hands-on labs and lectured on topics such as
lengthening with internal devices, limb alignment, corrective osteotomies,
deformity correction with the Taylor Spatial Frame, and basic and advanced limb
reconstruction concepts and surgical procedures. We thank our corporate
sponsors, faculty, Academic and Research Services Department, and volunteers for
making this Course possible.
We would like to thank these organizations for their
support of the 2014 Baltimore Limb Deformity Course:
Smith & Nephew
OHK Medical Devices
The MHE Coalition
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