Thursday, February 9

Time Type Description
7:30 – 8:30 am | Period 1 Instructional Courses 1. Who’s With Me?
Braveheart, 1995
Each speaker is an expert on ankle fractures and will defend their position with a 5-minute talk. After each debate, the moderator will hold open discussion with all panelists.
• Primary deltoid repair
• Proximal fibula fracture fixation
• AAORIF
• Fibular Nailing

2. You’re Not Looking at the Big Picture
Indiana Jones, 2008
Experts on hallux valgus will speak from their decades of experience. After, the moderator will show cases for panel discussion.
• What would I tell myself then, that I know now?
• Are we taught too many operations?
• Frontal plane rotation: did industry discover what we already knew?
• Moderator case discussion: keep your stories straight
8:30 – 10:00 am | Period 2 Event 3. Opening General Session
After being diagnosed with two rare conditions, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Victoria Arlen lost the ability to speak, eat, walk and move at the age of 11. She spent four years in a vegetative state and doctors believed she had little chance of recovery. But Victoria fought for her life.

She defied the odds to win a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, begin a broadcasting career with ESPN, and competed on Dancing with the Stars. Her autobiography, Locked In, was published in 2018.

Victoria will share her incredible story of overcoming challenges, finding gratitude and alternative perspective, and using obstacles to create meaningful change.
10:00 – 10:30 am Break Expo Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Period 3 Instructional Courses 4. Total Ankle International Session
Learn various techniques from international authorities from around the world regarding total ankle replacement.
• Revision total ankle
• TAR enhancing indications and outcomes
• Deformity correction
• Periprosthetic osteolysis as a risk factor for revision
• Tar through lateral approach, a paradigm shift

5. The 2nd MTP Motion Picture
This session will focus on 2nd MTP pathology with topics ranging from diagnosis to decision making for this commonplace, but yet challenging anatomic location.
• Plantar plate diagnostic dilemmas
• All the Weil? Osteotomy always necessary?
• Indications and techniques – tips for FDL transfer
• 2nd MTP arthrodesis – insanity or salvage?
• EDB Transfer Instead of Osteotomy?
• How Important Are Those Collaterals?

6. You’re Full of Tricks, Wizard
Avengers Infinity War, 2018 Top surgeons with extensive experience will share one of their favorite surgical pearls they wish they would have known from the beginning of their practice.
12:00 – 2:00 pm Break Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 – 3:30 pm | Period 4 Event 7. MIS – Documentary or Drama?
This session focuses on the possibility of treating hallux valgus, flatfoot, and Charcot via MIS techniques along with discussing the potential complications.
• Functional long-term outcomes of MIS bunion surgery?
• The MIS journey
• Managing MIS bunion complications
• Is hypermobile 1st ray a contraindications for MIS?
• Is MIS Charcot correction really possible?
• MIS calcaneal osteotomies take longer – are they really better?

8. Unfortunately, Incredibly, Unstable
The Rock, 1996
A deeper dive into ankle instability where experienced surgeons will discuss various controversial topics often encountered.
• Is augmentation necessary for primary lateral ankle stabilization?
• When the primary repair fails, what are the secondary options?
• When is CFL repair necessary?
• Medial deltoid instability, how to diagnose and treat
• Subtle syndesmotic instability with CLAI, how to recognize and treat
• Subtle cavus in CLAI, is it ok to ignore?
• Is lateral ankle stabilization enough when there’s early ankle varus tilt?

9. Nice Pearls
Pretty in Pink, 1986
Peri-operative pearls will be presented from expert faculty for a variety of foot and ankle situations.
• Does the literature support early wt bearing for achilles, ankle fracture, Lapidus and ankle fusion?
• Navigating a nonunion
• Protocols in preventing infection for TAR
• DVT prophylaxis for low-risk patients?
• Does every ankle surgery need a popliteal block?

10. You Left Us Flat, Claudia
King Pin, 1996
This session combines both lecture and debate format on a wide array of topics often encountered when treating flatfoot. • So many wedges, but so little evidence
• What to do with a failed Evans?
• Is realignment necessary for successful tarsal coalition surgery?
• Where will I correct for the supinatus?
• How to undo and correct the malunited hindfoot fusion?
• Post-op ankle valgus after hindfoot fusion, where did I go wrong?
• Panelist debate

11. Military Session – Podiatry Stepping Up
Explore the role of foot and ankle surgeons in today’s US military through a rapid-fire series of military-centric cases, research, and techniques presented by foot and ankle surgeons in the military.
3:30 – 4:00 pm Break Expo Break
4:00 – 6:00 pm | Period 5 Instructional Courses 12. I Will Teach You the Ways
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 2017
Expert faculty will present their top 3 pearls for treating these traumatic injuries.
• Posterior malleolus fractures
• Medial malleolus fractures
• Fibula fractures
• Talus fractures
• Calcaneal fractures
• Halftime panel discussion
• Low energy midfoot trauma
• Turf toe injury
• High energy midfoot trauma
• Syndesmosis
• Jones fractures
• Wrap up panel discussion
13. Houston, We Have a Problem
Apollo 13, 1995
Learn the latest evidence and methods for treating diabetic osseous and soft tissue infections through both lecture and case presentations. • Is there anything better than inflammatory markers?
• What if MRI is not an option for diagnosing OM?
• DM soft tissue infections, can I get away with oral antibiotics?
• DM foot OM, what’s the newest antibiotic treatment?
• Can drug eluding cement reduce amputation rate?
• Midfoot Charcot with OM, what actually needs to come out?
• Moderator case presentations and panel discussion
14. Take A Closer Look
Fast and The Furious, 1996
Learn the role for advanced imaging including ultrasound, weight-bearing CT and how to optimize your MRI machine. • Does stage 2 PTTD require advanced imaging for surgical planning?
• When is ultrasound superior to other modalities?
• Will weight-bearing CT be the new standard for foot and ankle?
• Can my hospital’s MRI machine be adjusted for improved image quality?
• What’s the latest and greatest in imaging technology?
2:00 – 6:00 pm | Period 6 Workshop 15. Flatfoot Workshop
Additional fee required.
16. 2nd MTP Workshop
Additional fee required.