Friday, February 10

Time Type Description
7:30 – 9:30 am | Period 7 Instructional Courses 17. May the Force Be With You
Star Wars, Episode IV – A New Hope, 1977
The latest in regenerative medicine will be presented along with why and when biologics are indicated for foot and ankle pathologies.
• Tissue substitutes for wounds, is this the first choice or last-ditch effort?
• PRP medical breakthrough or business creep?
• Mesenchymal stem cell grafts, so many more choices now – how to choose?
• Recombinant gene therapy, Is the body its best ally?
• Will Viscosupplementation ever have a role in the foot and ankle?
• The haters going to hate…

18. Go Ahead, Make My Day
Sudden Impact, 1983
This session combines both lecture and case presentations for the most up to date information on limb salvage.
• What’s new in biologics for DFU?
• How much flow do you need to heal that wound?
• Amputation level; how much energy expenditure will my patient need?
• Tendon transfers in DM PT, do they work?
• Prophylactic Sx for the DM foot; when is prime time?
• Ex fix for soft tissue offloading; do they work?
• Role of local flaps for DM foot ulcers; when do they work?
• Interesting cases from panelists and discussion

19. PICA Session

20. Here’s Looking at You, Kid
Casablanca, 1942
Expert faculty will share the most up to date information regarding pediatric pathologies ranging from clubfoot to fractures.
• Clubfoot: The Ponseti approach and recurrences
• Tibialis anterior tendon transfer: which recurrences benefit?
• Brachymetatarsia correction
• The accessory navicular – simply just a bump removal?
• Transitional ankle fractures
9:30 – 10:00 am Break Expo Break
10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Period 8 Instructional Courses 21. Latest in Rearfoot Surgery
22. Latest in Ankle Surgery
23. Latest in High-Risk Foot and Ankle Surgery
24. Latest in Forefoot Surgery
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Event ACFAS Honors and Awards Ceremony
Congratulate your colleagues who win Manuscript, Poster, Honor, and Merit Awards. New Fellows will be presented their College keys and the 2023-2024 Board of Directors will be introduced.
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Break Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Event Poster Grand Rounds
2:00 – 3:30 pm | Period 9 Educational Programs 25. You Can’t Handle the Truth!
A Few Good Men, 1992
Lectures will be followed by a high-level debate amongst experts on Lisfranc and other midfoot trauma.
• Lesser metatarsal fractures, do they really need surgery?
• Is plantar plate better than IM screw for jones fracture?
• Literature review: Lisfranc ORIF vs fusion
• Moderator case presentation for panel debate

27. Say Hello to My Little Friend
Scarface, 1983
Expert faculty will address a variety of difficult forefoot pathologies. • Failed HT implant, is pinning the only revision option?
• Management of flail toe, is syndactylization the gold standard?
• 2nd MTP arthritis – implant the only option?
• Sesamoidectomy – benign or malignant?
• MIS hammertoe repair – really possible?

28. You Had Me at Hello
Jerry Maguire, 1996
Get an update on the ever-changing medicolegal landscape as it relates to social media posts, insurance and documentation.
• Now what? I’ve been subpoenaed…
• Documentation and how much should I say?
• Social media precautions: can my posts be used against me?
• Disability insurance: what it really means
3:30 – 4:00 pm Break Expo Break
4:00 – 6:00 pm | Period 10 Educational Programs 29. A Total Genius
Independence Day, 1996
Top surgeons will answer specific questions often encountered when performing total ankle arthroplasty.
• Can we predict periprosthetic fractures?
• When to stage a progressive collapsing flatfoot in TAA?
• Is there a varus correction threshold?
• When and how to treat hypertrophic ossification?
• What are your intra-operative pearls for preventing infection?
• How to diagnose and treat peri-prosthetic joint infection?
• Is total talus an option in failed talar components?

30. Elementary, My Dear Watson
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1929 Various tips and decision-making pearls will be demonstrated by expert faculty for situations often requiring Plastics.
• When to call your plastic surgeon – case examples
• Tips and pearls for STSG; what’s the success in lower extremity?
• I have a deep wound, what can biologics do for me?
• NPWT installation, is it worth the effort?

31. The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
The Maltese Falcon, 1941
This session contains both lectures to address various Arthroscopic techniques and a debate amongst experienced surgeons on whether AAORIF is necessary.
• Is endoscopy superior to open treatment for FHL/Os trigonum pathology?
• Do not make the same arthroscopic mistakes
• Techniques and applications of midfoot arthroscopy
• Are the benefits of arthroscopic STJ fusion worth the hassle?
• Debate: AAORIF – can I accomplish the same thing during ORIF?

32. Well, Nobody’s Perfect
Some Like It Hot, 1959
Expert faculty will present their stance debating whether certain techniques are superior to others for Charcot treatment.
• Midfoot Charcot, why I think MIS is superior
• Midfoot Charcot, why I think open is superior
• Ankle Charcot, when a 3D printed truss is superior
• Ankle Charcot, when a femoral head allograft is superior
• Diagnostic dilemma, is this infected or just in the inflammatory stage? What’s in my toolbox?
• Active Charcot, do we wait too long to operate?
2:00 – 6:00 pm | Period 11 Workshops 33. Lapidus Workshop
Additional fee required.

34. MSK Ultrasound Workshop
Additional fee required.