AAOS Now

Published 8/1/2007
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Bronwyn Barrerra

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Whether you’re looking to improve your treatment outcomes or preparing for Maintenance of Certification (MOC), the AAOS has educational offerings that will help you meet your goals.

Top 15 foot and ankle problems
What are the most common foot and ankle problems that you see in your practice? How good are your outcomes in treating them…and would you like to improve your results?

The AAOS’ Top 15 Foot and Ankle Problems course can help. Course directors Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD, and Gregory P. Guyton, MD, have assembled an expert faculty of foot and ankle specialists and put together a program that focuses on the evaluation and decision-making processes behind successful outcomes of the 15 most common foot and ankle problems—from metatarsalgia, hallux rigidus, and arthritides to Achilles tendon and peroneal tendon problems.

The course uses case-based diagnoses, algorithms, best-practice treatment guidelines, surgical video supplements, coding options, peer-reviewed outcomes, and references to support the suggested treatments. Concurrent small group sessions with faculty enable interactive discussions about coding and reimbursement, fracture and forefoot cases, tendinopathy, full contact casting, and more.

The course, scheduled for Nov. 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas, provides a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For more details or to enroll, call AAOS Customer Service at (800) 626-6726.

Board MOC preparation and review
Preparing to take the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s recertification examination? Make the AAOS Board Maintenance of Certification Preparation and Review course a key component of your educational plan.

Course directors Barry L. Riemer, MD, and Mark E. Baratz, MD, lead an experienced faculty in this intensive review of advances across orthopaedic specialties, as well as the fundamentals of orthopaedics. The AAOS text, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 8, is used as a basis for the lectures, and self-scored pre- and post-testing will increase your knowledge as well as your comfort level with test-taking to prepare you for the exam.

This course provides a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and will be offered twice this fall: Nov. 9-11 in La Jolla, Calif., and Dec. 6-9 in Cambridge, Mass. For more details or to enroll, call AAOS Customer Service at (800) 626-6726. Bronwyn Barrerra is an AAOS marketing manager.