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Medical Education Training Program — Foot and Ankle

Foot and Ankle Symposium Level III

Friday-Saturday, December 6-7, 2019
Naples, FL



This technique-oriented program is designed to expose physician attendees to the latest concepts in lower extremity surgical techniques. Practical hands-on lab and training sessions maximize physician exposure to the latest tools and techniques.




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Eric Ferkel, MD

Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Van Nuys, CA

Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital
Boston, MA

Justin Fleming, DPM

University Orthopedic Associates
Somerset, NJ

Residency: Emory Healthcare System
Atlanta, GA

Thomas Harris, MD

UCLA Harbor Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Fellowship: UCLA-Harbor/Balance Orthopaedics
Long Beach, CA

Kirk McCullough, MD

Assistant Team Physician, Sporting Kansas City Professional Soccer
Kansas City, KS

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Joshua Metzl, MD

Assistant Team Physician, Denver Broncos;
Associate Team Physician, Colorado Rockies
Denver, CO

Fellowship: OrthoCarolina
Charlotte, NC

David Pedowitz, MD

Consultant to the Philadelphia Philies and Philadelphia 76'ers
King of Prussia, PA

Fellowship: Private Practice of Roger A. Mann, MD
Oakland, CA

Nicholas Todd, DPM

Sutter Health
Mountain View, CA

Fellowship: Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Mountain View, CA    

Anand Vora, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois
Chicago, IL

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Union Memorial Hospital/Mercy Medical Center
Baltimore, MD


Friday, December 6, 2019 

6:45 am Shuttle from Hotel to Arthrex
7:00 am Breakfast and Registration
7:50 am Welcome – Medical Education
8:00 am InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation in 2019:
Where Are We Now?
  Didactic Session I: Ankle Instability
8:10 am ATFL InternalBrace Ligament Augmentation
8:20 am Ankle Instability Case Discussion
Didactic Session II: Ankle Fracture
9:00 am Syndesmosis TightRope® Implant
9:10 am Rationale for Intramedullary Fixation of the Distal Fibula
9:20 am Managing the Acute Deltoid Rupture
9:30 am Ankle Trauma Case Discussion
Didactic Session II: Foot Trauma
10:00 am Controversies in Treating Lisfranc Injuries
10:10 am Optimizing the 5th Metatarsal Fracture
10:20 am Trauma Case Discussion
Didactic Session III: Achilles Tendon Injuries     
11:00 am Tips and Tricks: Midsubstance Achilles SpeedBridge™ Repair
11:10 am Surgical Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
11:20 am Case Discussion
11:40 am Foot and Ankle Innovation  
11:50 am Orthobiologics Update 
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm ArthroLab Session: Ankle Instability, Foot and Ankle Trauma, and Achilles Repair
4:00 pm Reception
5:00 pm Adjourn and Shuttle to Hotel

Saturday, December 7, 2019 

7:00 am    Shuttle from Hotel to Arthrex
7:15 am Breakfast
7:50 am Announcements – Medical Education
  Didactic Session V: Forefoot
8:00 am Tips and Tricks: Plantar Plate Repair 
8:10 am Hammertoes: A Big Problem in a Lesser Toe
8:20 am Plantar Lapidus Success: Approach, Preparation, and Plate Positioning
8:30 am Forefoot Case Discussion
Didactic Session IV: Flatfoot
9:00 am Can the Adult Flatfoot Be Fixed?
9:10 am Spring Ligament InternalBrace™ Technique Tips
9:20 am Midfoot/Hindfoot Fusion Techniques
9:30 am Flatfoot Case Discussion
Didactic Session VI: Endoscopic Techniques and Ankle Arthroscopy
10:00 am The Future of Arthroscopy and MIS
10:10 am Arthroscopic Management of Talar OCDs
10:20 am Endoscopic Gastroc Recession and Plantar Fascia Release
10:30 am Ankle Arthroscopy Case Discussion
Didactic Session VII: Revision Surgery
11:00 am Case Discussion
11:50 am Closing Comments
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm ArthroLab Session: Ankle Arthroscopy, EndoBlade™ System, Forefoot, and        Flatfoot
4:00 pm  Adjourn
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