AAOS/AOFAS Total Ankle Arthroplasty in 2018: The Newer Kids on the Block

  May 10-12, 2018

Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Illinois


CME Credit: 19.5
Directors: Steven L. Haddad, MD      
Course #: 1803346      




Learn from the Experts!  
Gain a comprehensive look into the challenging world of managing end stage ankle arthritis. Take advantage of hands-on training for four different implant systems in a single-weekend, saving countless hours participating in individual prosthesis corporate-run courses. The small faculty-to-participant ratio provides the opportunity for direct contact with the experts, both in surgical skills development and one-on-one questioning.

Special offer for course registrants! Included with course registration is a one-year Orthopaedic Video Theater (OVT) subscription - a $199 member value!
Your free OVT subscription includes:
  • Mobile and desktop access to 700 videos with new videos added throughout the year
  • Easy search and navigation
  • 48 foot and ankle-specific videos
Plus, earn 150+ additional CME credits beyond the 19.5 at the course!    

Bring your PA for a unique opportunity to work together and strengthen your performance as a team!
PAs can attend lectures, view surgical demonstrations, and observe in the lab. Please note: PAs must register with an orthopaedic surgeon by calling AAOS Customer Service at 1-800-626-6726 and providing the name of the surgeon that is registered for the course.


Course Director 



Steven L. Haddad, MD
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, LLC
Glenview, IL

Registration Fees

List Price Member Resident PA
$2,369 $1,769 $1,469 $979

Program Information

Final Course Information (available prior to course)
Program Schedule
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Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the various options in managing end-stage ankle arthritis (arthrodesis, joint distraction, arthroplasty)
  • Identify the role of total ankle arthroplasty in managing degenerative, systemic, or post-traumatic ankle arthritis
    • Describe conservative management of ankle arthritis
    • Review the indications for total ankle arthroplasty (vs. ankle arthrodesis)
  • Differentiate among the surgical approaches for four FDA approved US total ankle arthroplasties
  • Demonstrate cadaveric implantation of four FDA approved US total ankle arthroplasties
  • Identify the need for supplementary procedures done commensurate with or in advance of total ankle arthroplasty
    • Explain the timing of said procedures (one or two stage reconstructions)
  • Identify post-operative management of four FDA approved U.S. total ankle arthroplasties
  • Evaluate the complications (early and late) of total ankle arthroplasty
    • Formulate and implement a strategy to manage said complications (fusion vs. revision).

    Course Highlights Include:
    • Hands-on implementation of the four most recently FDA-approved U.S. ankle implants! Learn the procedures and necessary equipment, and explore the advantages and disadvantages of each.

      — INFINITY™ Total Ankle System

      — Integra® Cadence® Total Ankle System

      — Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ Total Ankle

      — Exactech Vantage® Total Ankle System


    • Hot topics – arthrodesis, joint preserving operations, and arthroplasty

    Fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons, and generalists and joint replacement surgeons with an interest in expanding their practice to total ankle arthroplasty.

     

    Refund Policy

    Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service at: customerservice@aaos.org or mail to AAOS, 9400 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

    Course cancellations are subject to the following refund policy. Webinars and Webcast registration fees are non-refundable (you will be notified if a replay is available to watch at a later date convenient for you).


    Days Prior to Course Start Date Refund
    30+ Days Registration fee less $150 cancellation fee
    29 to 15 days 50% refund
    14 days or less No refund
    Course Cancellation

    The Academy reserves the right to cancel a course thirty (30) days prior to the course start date. Any person who has registered for the course will be notified by email at the address noted in the AAOS member database. A telephone call will also be made to each registrant for whom a number is available. Persons whose registration is received after a course is cancelled will be notified by telephone and email. Registration fees will be refunded in full. However, other costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.

    For additional information or to register, call AAOS Customer Service Department at 1 (800) 626-6726 (US & Canada) or 1-847-823-7186 for outside US & Canada Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM CT or email: custserv@aaos.org.

    The Academy would like to thank the American Orthpaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) for the many contributions made by its members in the production of this program. The Academy and orthopaedic specialty societies work together to provide orthopaedic surgeons with the highest quality educational programs and publications. This cooperative spirit among colleague organizations is an important resource and valuable asset for the orthopaedic community.

    The Academy would like to thank the American Orthoaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) for the many contributions made by its members in the production of this program. The Academy and orthopaedic specialty societies work together to provide orthopaedic surgeons with the highest quality educational programs and publications. This cooperative spirit among colleague organizations is an important resource and valuable asset for the orthopaedic community.

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