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Medical Education Training Program — Foot and Ankle

Colorado Foot and Ankle Symposium Level III MD-Only

Friday - Saturday, August 23-24, 2019
Beaver Creek, CO



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




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Thomas O. Clanton, MD

Director of Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine, The Steadman
Vail, CO
Fellowship: Roger Mann, MD Foot and Ankle
Fellowship, Oakland, CA

J. Chris Coetzee, MD

Team Physician, Minnesota Vikings
Minneapolis, MN
Fellowships: Davos, Switzerland and University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Jesse Doty, MD

Erlanger Health System
Chattanooga, TN
Fellowship: Saint Alphonsus Foot and Ankle
Boise, ID


Eric Giza, MD

Assistant Professor and Chief of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Program at UC Davis
Sacramento, CA
Fellowships: Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, Santa Monica, CA; Sullivan Foot & Ankle Fellowship
Sydney, Australia

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Thomas Haytmanek Jr., MD

The Steadman Clinic
Vail, CO
Fellowship:  The Steadman Clinic
Vail, CO

Christopher Hirose, MD

Saint Alphonsus
Boise, ID
Fellowship: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX

Professor Gordon Mackay, MD

The Mackay Clinic
Stirling, Scotland    

Jeremy McCormick, MD

Washington University Orthopedics
St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute
Charlotte, NC


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James McWilliam, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor and Course Director, New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York
Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham, AL

Ana Robinson, DPT

Howard Health Sports Medicine
Vail, CO
Residency: Regis University
Denver, CO

Norman Waldrop, MD

Andrews Sports Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Fellowship:  The Steadman Clinic
Vail, CO



Friday, August 23, 2019
6:30 am Registration and Breakfast
7:15 am Welcome and Introduction
7:20 am Live Surgical Demo – Thomas Clanton
  Didactic Session I: Ankle Trauma
8:00 am Ankle Fractures in 2019
8:10 am Please Tell Me How to Reduce the Syndesmosis!
8:20 am The Role of AITFL in Syndesmotic Injuries
8:30 am Case Presentations: Ankle Trauma
Didactic Session II: Trauma
9:00 am Managing the 5th MT fracture
9:10 am Controversies in Treating Lisfranc Injuries
9:20 am Ankle Fracture Disasters: A Systematic Approach
9:30 am Case Presentations: Trauma
Didactic Session III: Injuries in the Athlete
10:00 am Rapid Fire Case Presentations: InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation
Didactic Session IV: Achilles    
10:40 am How Fast Can I Really Push My Achilles Patients?
10:50 am Really? Still Opening Your Achilles? Go Perc or Go Home!
11:00 am Help Me Help You: Optimizing Rehab for Quicker RTS
11:50 am QB1: What Really Happened?
12:10 pm Foot and Ankle Innovation Update
12:20 pm Biologics in 2019 Update  
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Wet Lab Session
4:30 pm Reception and Fireside Chat Open Session: Case Reviews*
*Attendees May Submit Cases for Panel Review
6:30 pm Adjourn

Saturday, August 24, 2019

7:00 am  Breakfast
7:50 am Welcome Announcements
8:00 am Case Presentation: My Worst Hallux Valgus Revisions and What I Did About It
Didactic Session V: Forefoot/Midfoot
8:30 am Crossover and Hammertoes
8:40 am Turf Toe: When to Operate and How to Fix
8:50 am Rigidus: Can I Keep My Motion?
9:00 am Lightning Round Case Presentation: Flatfoot
Didactic Session V: Arthroscopy/Osteochondral Lesions
10:00 am Ankle Arthroscopy: Anterior and Posterior Approaches
10:10 am Chondral Lesions of the Talus: What to Do?
Didactic Session VI: Arthritis
10:20 am Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion Options
10:30 am Midfoot Arthritis: What’s in My Bag
10:40 am Arthritis Case Presentations
Didactic Session VII: The Great Debate: Ankle OA Fuse or Replace
11:00 am Pro: Fusion
11:10 am Pro: Arthroplasty
11:20 am Case Presentation
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Wet Lab Session
3:00 pm Adjourn
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