October 24-25, 2014 - Charlotte, North Carolina
Course Chair: Carroll Jones, MD
The AOFAS Complete Foot Care Course, offered every two years, focuses on the team approach to the office practice of orthopaedic foot and ankle care.
“This course is unique in its integration of all aspects of foot and ankle care – making it an important component in the continuing education of your foot care team,” says Carroll Jones, MD, course chair. “This course will enable participants to enhance their skills in the management of foot and ankle problems, particularly in the area of non-operative management.”
Harris Conference Center
3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Complete Foot Care Course is a multidisciplinary course that emphasizes the non-surgical team approach to foot and ankle care. In didactic morning sessions, faculty - including surgeons, radiologists, physical therapists, nurses, athletic trainers, pedorthists, and orthotists - will address the basics of the foot and ankle evaluation and relevant biomechanics. Other program topics will include:
- Treatment of Metatarsalgia
- Hallux Rigidus
- Hallux Valgus
- Pes Planus
- Cavus Foot
- Trauma: sprains, fractures, sports injuries, rheumatoid and ankle degenerative joint disease
- Team Care of the Diabetic Patient
Afternoon breakout sessions will address foot and ankle exams, imaging, orthotics, athletic taping and bracing, foot mechanics and gait analysis, total contact casting, wound care, and other common injuries of the foot and ankle with case presentations and hands-on demonstrations that will further illustrate treatment principles and facilitate open discussion.
Who should attend
The target audience is physicians and health care professionals involved in all aspects of foot care, and the faculty and program will reflect this diverse audience and educational need.