For Immediate Release
Contact: Elaine Leighton
ROSEMONT, IL, Jan. 28 – New surgical technology and innovations are changing the way orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons care for their patients, providing greater surgical options and outcomes. Recent research, current data reflecting clinical trends, and emerging surgical techniques for common orthopaedic foot and ankle conditions such as bunions, ankle instability, flatfoot, and ankle deformity will be reviewed and debated during the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society's (AOFAS) 2011 Specialty Day program held in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting on February 19 at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 6C.
Leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery will participate in the program which consists of presentations on original research, surgical technique videos, focused symposia, current concepts, clinical insights and debates on a variety of topics related to orthopaedic foot and ankle care. Program Chair, Thomas H. Lee, MD of Columbus, Ohio will preside over the program.
In addition, the program will include a joint two-hour session with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) titled: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle: The New Gold Standard? Advances and Controversies in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy. The joint session will focus on key areas of orthopaedic foot and ankle arthroscopic surgery, dually presented by AANA Program Chair Larry D. Field, MD and AOFAS Program Chair, Thomas H. Lee, MD.
Specialty Day program highlights include sessions on:
Total Ankle Replacement
- Moderators: James W. Brodsky, MD, Dallas, Texas and Mark M. Casillas, MD,San Antonio, Texas
- Moderators: Roger A. Mann, MD, Oakland, California and David A. Katcherian, MD, West Bloomfield, Michigan
- Moderators: Thomas O. Clanton, MD, Vail, Colorado and Kenneth J. Hunt, MD, Redwood City, California
- Moderators: Robert S. Adelaar, MD, Richmond, Virginia and William C. James, III, MD, Columbia, South Carolina
- Moderators: Donald E. Baxter, MD, Houston, Texas and John S. Early, MD, Dallas, Texas
- Moderators: G. Andrew Murphy, MD, Germantown, Tennessee and John S. Reach, Jr., MD, MSc, New Haven, Connecticut
The program also features original research of AOFAS members on a variety of foot and ankle topics and two new segments titled: Journal Club: Best Article I Read This Year moderated by: James A. Nunley, II, MD, Durham, North Carolina; and International Forum: What's New in Asia, moderated by: Xiangyang Xu, MD, Shanghai, China and Hong-Geun Jung, MD, PhD, Seoul, South Korea.
Press badges are required to cover the program. Media may register in the AAOS press office located in Rooms 23A/B of the San Diego Convention Center.