AOFAS Specialty Day Program Features Discussion on Orthobiologics, Total Joint Arthroplasty, Ankle Arthritis, Hallux Valgus Correction and More

ROSEMONT, IL, March 4, 2010 – With total ankle replacement rapidly becoming the next bionic body part, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society will present a session which identifies and analyzes outcomes and challenges of total joint arthroplasty related to the ankle, with perspectives from knee and hip surgical specialists during the society’s 2010 Specialty Day program held in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting on March 13, 2010 in New Orleans.
Leading orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery will participate in the program titled Current Controversies and What We Can Learn From our Orthopaedic Colleagues, which consists of scientific papers, presentations, question & answer sessions, spotlights on surgical techniques, symposia, current concepts, clinical insights and debates on a variety of topics related to orthopaedic foot and ankle care. Program Chair, Mark E. Easley, MD of Durham, NC will preside over the program.  Meeting highlights include: 

Cross Pollination Sessions: What Can We Learn from Our Orthopaedic Colleagues?

  • Orthobiologics,  Moderator, Sheldon Lin, MD (Newark, New Jersey)
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty, Moderator, James A. Nunley, II, MD (Durham, North Carolina)
  • Periarticular Osteotomies and Joint-Preserving Procedures, Moderator,  Ned Amendola, MD (Iowa City, IA)
  • Locking Plate Technology, Moderator,  Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD (Seattle, Washington)

Symposia and Current Controversies Sessions

  • Hallux Valgus Correction, Moderator, Mark E. Easley, MD (Durham, North Carolina)
  • The Flexible Adult Acquired Flatfoot, Moderator, Steven L. Haddad, MD (Glenview, Illinois)
  • Cartilage Repair, Moderator, Richard D. Ferkel, MD (Van Nuys, California)
  • Ankle Arthritis, Moderator, Mark A. Glazebrook, MSc, PhD, MD (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The program also features original research of AOFAS members and fellows on a variety of foot and ankle topics. The presidential guest lecture titled: Post-Katrina Challenges: New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, and Beyond will include presentations by R. King Milling, Chairman America’s WETLAND Foundation, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation, and Anne Macdonald Milling, Founder, Women of the Storm.

Press badges are required to cover the program. Media may register in the AAOS press office located in Rooms 203-205 of the Morial Convention Center. For additional information please contact Peggy Reilly, AOFAS Outreach Programs Manager, 847-384-4379 prior to March 11 or onsite at 847-894-1388.


Jennifer Hicks
Public Education Manager
Office: 847-430-5079