Orthopaedic Ankle Care Gets Spotlight in Las Vegas

AOFAS Specialty Day to review a range of ankle injuries and conditions

ROSEMONT, Ill. March 3, 2015  When the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) hosts its 2015 Specialty Day on Saturday, March 28, sessions will focus on a wide range of content for both the orthopaedic generalist and the orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. The all-day session will be held in Las Vegas at the Venetian/Sands EXPO.
“Specialty Day is an excellent way for the orthopaedist to renew specialty knowledge in a single day with outstanding talks and papers,” says Justin Greisberg, MD, chair of the 2015 program. “We have a great panel of experts and a tremendous program planned.”
The day’s agenda will include symposia covering such topics as the complex ankle fractures, ankle instability, ankle replacement and fusion, adolescent foot troubles and controversies in foot surgery. In addition, three scientific paper sessions will cover fractures and the forefoot; ankle replacements, fusions and arthritis; and new trends in foot and ankle surgery.
In addition, AOFAS Pres. Bruce Sangeorzan, MD, will give a “State of the AOFAS” address, and an interim business meeting of the Society’s members will be held.
For more details on the upcoming Specialty Day, visit the AOFAS Specialty Day meeting page.
About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
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