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The course venue is the Four Seasons Hotel (200 International Drive) in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The discounted per-room fee for course attendees is $199 per night (plus tax). It is highly recommended that you make your reservations early. The special room rate for course participants is offered only on a space-available basis through August 6, 2013.
To make a reservation, visit the hotel web site, select the dates of your reservation, click on "Corporate/Promo Code," and then enter code "SI0827". You can also call 1.800.819.5053 and mention “Sinai Limb Deformity Course.”
23rd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
Dates: Friday, August 30, through Monday, September 2, 2013
Chairs: John Herzenberg, MD, and Shawn Standard, MD
Directors: Janet Conway, MD, Bradley Lamm, DPM, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
This course has been the standard in teaching lower extremity alignment over the past two decades. It is intended for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and allied health professionals who treat long-bone deformities. No prior experience is required. Attendees of the 2012 course came from 28 countries and 24 states in the USA. The course features lectures, deformity planning sessions, hands-on labs, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentations, and an internationally renowned faculty. We will introduce basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts including limb alignment, limb lengthening, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixation.
- Hands-on labs: Biomet, Orthofix, Smith & Nephew, Brainlab, and Stryker systems
- Break-out sessions for orthopedists and foot/ankle specialists
- On the final day, dedicated time will be spent using BONE NINJA, an iPad app teaching tool developed by Dr. Shawn Standard and Dr. John Herzenberg. This app is designed to help surgeons learn to analyze long bone deformities.
- Note: Please bring your iPad or iPad mini. If you do not own an iPad, you will be able to follow along using worksheets.
- All registrants for the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course will receive the BONE NINJA app for free. To receive the free app, you must download it between August 30 and September 2.
- Newest version of the Multiplier App for the prediction of values at maturity: upper and lower limb length discrepancy, bone length, lower extremity length, height (for those with and without achondroplasia), etc.
- Interactive adult, pediatric, and foot case presentation sessions led by attendees: Bring your case presentations in PowerPoint or Keynote format on USB/flash drive—no laptops, please.
• Describe simple and complex pediatric and adult lower-limb deformities
• Interpret advances in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction
• Effectively perform osteotomy planning
• Understand the methodology of minimally invasive internal and external fixation
• Identify and evaluate alternatives for the treatment of deformities from hip, knee, ankle, and foot contractures
• Understand electronic media technology for deformity correction
Pre-Course Cadaver Lab: Osteotomies, Flaps, and Safe Zones
Sold Out/Accepting Wait List
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Organizers: Bradley Lamm, DPM, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Janet Conway, MD
This course is a comprehensive, hands-on learning lab with one-on-one instruction from renowned faculty. During the morning sessions, participants will perform osteotomies, nerve decompressions, and muscle/tendon rebalancing procedures. The afternoon sessions will cover flaps and safe zones for wire and pin placement.
• Perform percutaneous osteotomy techniques
• Demonstrate basic surgical and incision techniques
• Analyze indications for basic and complex soft-tissue flaps
• Identify safe zones for wire and pin placement in the femur, tibia, and foot
Pre-Course: Basic Ponseti Method
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
Approximately 130,000 infants with congenital clubfoot are born worldwide each year. Performing extensive surgery to treat clubfoot often leads to poor results. The late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti developed an effective, inexpensive method of idiopathic clubfoot treatment. With the Ponseti method, clubfoot in an otherwise normal child can be corrected in less than three months by performing manipulations and casting. Minimal surgery or no surgery is required. At long-term follow-up, feet treated by the Ponseti method tend to be strong, flexible, and free of pain. The course format will include lectures, discussions, patient demonstrations, and a hands-on workshop.
• Examine the pathophysiologic explanation of how the Ponseti method works
• Be proficient in the application of Ponseti casts
• Recognize relapses after conservative clubfoot management
• Describe techniques to rescue relapses, including casting, anterior tibial tendon transfer, and open release
Post-Course: Intermediate Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF)
Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Chairs: John Herzenberg, MD, and Bradley Lamm, DPM
Directors: Shawn C. Standard, MD, Janet D. Conway, MD, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
Ready to go beyond simple tibial frames? This course is designed for surgeons who have some experience applying Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF) constructs. It will include lectures, saw bone labs, and all new virtual labs performed using BONE NINJA. We will help you understand the idiosyncrasies of the TSF system and enable you to treat more complex deformities in the humerus, forearm, femur, tibia, and foot. Note: Please bring your iPad or iPad mini. If you do not own an iPad, you will be able to follow along using worksheets.
• Assess the use of femoral and tibial frames to correct malunions, nonunions, and bone defects
• Construct double-level tibial and femoral frames
• Apply the appropriate frame to treat foot and ankle deformities
• Use six-axis external fixation to perform wrist reconstruction and treat cubitus varus
• Apply the frame to correct radial clubhand
Accreditation Statement for CME: LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: LifeBridge Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 47.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Receiving CME Credit: You must sign in each day to receive CME credit hours. The sign-in sheets for the day will be available outside of the general session meeting room. If you do not sign in, you will not be able to claim the applicable credits.
Disclosures: In accordance with the ACCME requirements on disclosure information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the Course.
The following LifeBridge Health Continuing Medical Education Committee members and their spouses/partners have no financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturer or distributor of any medical products, devices or services: Madeline Bacon, Joseph Berkow, MD, John Cmar, MD, Lee Cook, Pat DeGrafenreid, Bruce Fellerman, Thomas Genuit, MD, Tina Gionet, Mark Katlic, MD, Dianah Lake, MD, Lorrie Liang, Diane Maloney-Krichmar, PhD, Andrew Mayrer, MD, Wendy Robinson, and Richard Rohrs, PA-C. However, David Gordon, MD, receives grant/research support, serves as a consultant/speaker, and is on the Advisory Board with Astellas, ACell, UroVal, Allergan, Pfizer, and American Medical System (AMS); Asha Thomas, MD, is the primary investigator for Bydureon/Lilly, co-investigator for Corlux/Corcept Therapeutics, and Samsca/Otsuka; and Joseph Wiley, MD, is on the speaker’s bureau for Pfizer and Sigma Tau.
Great course - very happy. I took 6 days out of my practice, no regrets : )
Excellent course. I will recommend and worth every penny I paid.
Excellent! Truly enjoyed this course.
Please contact Madeline Bacon with any questions about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.
Mail: The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA
We would like to thank these organizations for their support of the 2012 Baltimore Limb Deformity Course:
Smith & Nephew
Wright Medical Technology
The MHE Coalition