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AOFAS Annual Meeting 2021
September 22-25, 2021
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina


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Wednesday, September 22

Thursday, September 23

Friday, September 24

Saturday, September 25


Schedule, faculty, and topics subject to change. All sessions held at the Charlotte Convention Center unless noted otherwise.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. AOFAS designates the live Pre-Meeting Course for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the live Scientific Session for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Course participants are required to submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the course in order to receive CME credit.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. The live Pre-Meeting Course is eligible for a maximum of 6.0 hours/CEUs and the live Scientific Session is eligible for a maximum of 17.5 hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
The Allied Health Practitioner Program on Wednesday offers a maximum of 3.0 CE credits for physical therapist participants. The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association.


Tuesday, September 21

3:00 – 8:00 pm


Pre-meeting Course

Wednesday, September 22

6:00 am – 5:30 pm

6:30 – 7:30 am
Continental Breakfast


7:30 – 9:30 am 



Trauma: Sticks and Stones...
Moderator: John Y. Kwon, MD

Pilon Fractures: Advanced Techniques
Steven Steinlauf, MD

Ankle Fracture and Syndesmosis: Is the Sky Really Falling Down?
Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Talus Fracture 360
Nicholas L. Strasser, MD

Calcaneus Fractures: The Same Old Custard Pie?
Todd A. Irwin, MD

Lisfranc Injuries: Beyond Fixing vs Fusing
Thomas G. Harris, MD

Revision Ankle ORIF: Getting It Right the Second Time
Anish R. Kadakia, MD



Charcot Reconstruction: The Best Solutions for the Worst Problems
Moderator: Carroll P. Jones III, MD

Avoiding Surgery if You Can
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD

Failed, Not Fused, and Maybe Infected
W. Hodges Davis, MD

The Infected Midfoot: Frame... Period
Michael S. Pinzur, MD

Ankle/Hindfoot: Nail It? Frame It? Both?
Clayton C. Bettin, MD

Midfoot: All Clean and All In
Carroll P. Jones III, MD

The Infected Charcot Foot: Management Strategies
Veerabhadra K. Reddy, MD


Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from Extremity Medical LLC.


Advanced Forefoot: The Final Frontier?
Moderator: Michael J. Coughlin, MD

1st TMT Fusion: Fad, Fiction, or Fact?
Robert D. Santrock, MD

The Painful Implant: What Now?
Scott B. Shawen, MD

Complex/Salvage 1st Ray Surgery
Joseph S. Park, MD

Debate: Metatarsal Osteotomy
Donald R. Bohay, MD; Michael J. Coughlin, MD

Lesser MTP Instability: The Holy Grail
Jesse F. Doty, MD

Frieberg's and Lesser MTP Arthrosis: Do We Have Any Answers Yet?
Jason T. Bariteau, MD



9:30 – 10:00 am


10:00 am – noon 



Sports: Getting Back in the Game!
Moderator: Robert B. Anderson, MD

Ankle Instability: When Is Enough Not Enough?
J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS

Turf Toe and Sesamoid Problems
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Navicular Stress Fractures: Fix Now, Fix Later, Fuse Inevitable?
Jeremy J. McCormick, MD

Peroneal Tears and Tendinopathy
Steven K. Neufeld, MD

5th Metatarsal Fractures: What's the Latest, Sir Robert?
David A. Porter, MD, PhD

Stress Fractures in the Athlete: Treating More Than Just the Bone
Gregory R. Waryasz, MD



Cavovarus Foot: The Highs and Lows
Moderator: Gregory P. Guyton, MD

The Physical Exam and a Neurology Update
Gregory P. Guyton, MD

The Subtle Cavovarus Foot
J. Chris Coetzee, MD

Severe Cavovarus Deformity: Fusion vs. Joint Sparing vs. Little Bit of Both
Paul T. Fortin, MD

Addressing the Cavovarus Foot with Ankle OA
Karl M. Schweitzer Jr., MD

The Failed Cavovarus Foot Reconstruction: How Do I Salvage It?
David B. Thordarson, MD



MIS: Savoring the Small Things
Moderator: Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD

How You Get Started
Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD

MIS Hallux Valgus
Oliver N. Schipper, MD

MIS Calcaneal Osteotomies
Ettore Vulcano, MD

MIS Lesser Toes
A. Holly Johnson, MD

Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This: Managing MIS Complications
Jorge I. Acevedo, MD

MIS Potpourri
Chris R. Miller, MD



12:15 – 1:45 pm
Industry Symposia


2:00 – 4:00 pm 



Complex TAR: Not Your Average Joint Replacement
Moderator: Mark E. Easley, MD

To Stage or Not to Stage? That Is the Question
Steven L. Haddad, MD

A Failed TAR Is Not a Failure
W. Hodges Davis, MD

TAR to Fusion, Fusion to TAR: How, When, and Why?
William C. McGarvey, MD

Balancing the TAR and Why It's Critical
Craig S. Radnay, MD, MPH

Need Me Now, Later, or Never?
Ryan M. Garcia, MD

My TAR Looks Great, but My Patient Still Hurts
Lew C. Schon, MD



Practice Management: It's Not Surgery but It's Still Work
Moderator: Bruce E. Cohen, MD

Overview: Healthcare 2021 and Beyond
Bruce E. Cohen, MD

Coding, Documentation, and More
Gregory T. Ardoin, MD

Working with Companies: You and Industry
Gregory C. Berlet, MD

Debate: Types of Practice - Employed vs. Independent
John T. Campbell, MD; Raymond J. Sullivan, MD

Practice and ASC Optimization
R. James Toussaint, MD

Managing Conflict: Patient and MD
Casey J. Humbyrd, MD



Flatfoot: Too Much Is Never Enough
Moderator: Clifford L. Jeng, MD

Conservative Treatment: What Works and What Doesn't
Irvin Oh, MD

Flexible Deformity: Which Procedures and Why?
Clifford L. Jeng, MD

Stage IV Flatfoot Management
Mark S. Myerson, MD

New Calcaneal and Midfoot Osteotomies
Keith L. Wapner, MD

Reconstruction vs. Fusion: Beyond Rigid vs. Flexible
Michael P. Clare, MD

I've Corrected Their Deformity... and They Still Hurt
Jonathan T. Deland, MD



4:00 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception (Exhibit Hall)

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Resident Program
Wednesday, September 22

6:00 am – 5:30 pm

6:30 – 7:30 am
Continental Breakfast


7:30 – 9:30 am
Resident Colloquium

Presented by the AOFAS Young Physicians Committee

Practice Management
Samuel E. Ford, MD

Amiethab A. Aiyer, MD

Joseph E. Bellamy, MD

Christopher E. Gross, MD


9:30 – 10:00 am


10:00 am – noon
Case Review Session

Presented by the AOFAS Postgraduate Education & Training Committee

Discuss cases with your peers and experienced AOFAS members. Groups are assigned by residency year, allowing you to engage at the level of your training.

Discussion topics:

  • Calcaneus Fractures
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Cavus Deformity


12:15 – 1:45 pm
Fellowship Fair

Meet directors and faculty from Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship Programs in an informal setting. Following the Fellowship Fair, residents may join the afternoon ICLs.


4:00 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception
(Exhibit Hall)


7:30 – 10:30 pm
Resident Scholars/Mentors Event (by invitation only)

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Allied Health Practitioner Program
Wednesday, September 22

Support for this program is provided by an educational grant from Bioventus.

6:00 am – 5:30 pm

6:30 – 7:30 am
Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:30 am
Lateral Ankle

Functional Assessment and Nonoperative Management of Lateral Ankle Instability
Stacey Meardon, PT, PhD

Surgical Options: How Do You Decide?
Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD

Controversies in Postoperative Care
Thomas M. Hearty, MD, DPT



9:30 – 10:30 am
Progressive Collapsing Flatfoot

Rehabilitation of the Flatfoot
Ashley Waite, DPT

Preoperative Management and Knowing When to Recommend Surgery: Surgeon Perspective
Kelly K. Hynes, MD

Outcomes and Expectations After Surgery
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA



10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 am – noon
Ankle Arthritis

Preoperative Management: Bracing and PT Modalities
Stephanie Albin, DPT, PhD

Surgical Options: How Do You Decide?
Elizabeth A. Martin, MD

Postoperative Functional Outcomes: Fusion vs. TAR
John S. Reach Jr., MD

Outcomes (PROMIS) Across Diagnoses
Jeff R. Houck, PhD, PT



Following the program, attendees may join the Industry Symposia and afternoon ICLs.


4:00 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception
(Exhibit Hall)


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Scientific Session

Thursday, September 23

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

6:00 – 6:55 am
Continental Breakfast

6:00 – 7:30 am
Industry Symposia

7:25 – 7:30 am
Welcome and Introduction
Carroll P. Jones, MD, Program Chair


7:30 – 8:30 am
Symposium 1: Innovations in Orthopaedics
Moderator: J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS

Total Talus: Totally Cool or Total BS?
Samuel B. Adams, MD

The Magic of Nitinol
John S. Lewis, MD

3D Printing: The Basics
James R. Jastifer, MD

From Paper to Patient: Custom Implants
J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS


Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from Paragon 28.


8:30 – 10:00 am
Symposium 2: Controversies in Total Ankle Replacement (Kenneth A. Johnson Symposium)
Moderator: Steven L. Haddad, MD


Kenneth A. Johnson Speaker: Victor Valderrabano, MD, PhD
Ankle Osteoarthritis and Mobile Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Dr. Valderrabano is a Swiss orthopaedic surgeon and scientist specializing in sports traumatology, osteoarthritis surgery, and reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity. Since 2015, he has served as Chairman of the Swiss Ortho Center in Basel, Switzerland, and Head of the Orthopaedic Traumatology Department of the Basel Pain Clinic.


Total Ankle Replacement vs. Ankle Arthrodesis (TARVA): A Randomized, Multicenter Trial
Andrew J. Goldberg, MD, OBE, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Infection, Mitigation Strategies, and Treatment in Total Ankles
Lew C. Schon, MD

The Objective Functional Results of Total Ankle Arthroplasty
James W. Brodsky, MD

Case Presentations and Discussion


10:00 am – 2:15 pm
Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 – 10:30 am
Foundation Updates and Awards


10:30 – 11:15 am
Break in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Presentations


11:15 am – 12:15 pm



Session 1A: Ankle Arthritis
Moderators: Thomas B. Bemendefer, MD, MBA, and D. Scott Biggerstaff, MD

Does Preoperative Valgus Deformity Severity Predict Outcomes in Total Ankle Arthroplasty Versus Ankle Arthrodesis?
David Vier, MD; Rasikh N. Hamid; Susan M. Odum, PhD; Carroll P. Jones III, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD; Todd A. Irwin, MD; W. Hodges Davis, MD

Risk Factors for Nonunion Following Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sumit S. Patel, MS; Jose Perez, MD; Ettore Vulcano, MD; Jonathan R. Kaplan, MD; Amiethab A. Aiyer, MD

Long-Term Revision Rates and Functional Outcomes of Total Ankle Arthroplasty and Ankle Arthrodesis

Kevin M. Goodson, MD; Kevin Huang; Alexandrea Perkins; Evan M. Loewy, MD; Arthur K. Walling, MD

Arthroscopic vs Open Ankle Arthrodesis: A 5-year Comparison
Oliver Gagné, MD; Monther Abuhantash; Andrea N. Veljkovic, MD, MPH, FRCSC; Kevin J. Wing, MD, FRCSC; Murray J. Penner, MD, FRCSC; Alastair S. Younger, MBChB, ChM, FRCSC

Ankle Arthritis Etiology Predicts Patterns of Gait Dysfunction: A Prospective Multivariate Gait Analysis
Samuel E. Ford, MD; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; David Vier, MD; Scott Coleman; Shannon F. Alejandro, MD; James W. Brodsky, MD

Short-term Efficacy and Safety of Combined Total Talus and Total Ankle Replacement
Amanda N. Fletcher, MD, MS; Abhinav Balu; Gregory F. Pereira, MD; James K. DeOrio, MD; Mark E. Easley, MD; James A. Nunley II, MD; Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Lateral Instability in Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Comparison Between the Brostrom-Gould and Anatomic Lateral Ankle Stabilization (ATLAS)
Calvin J. Rushing, DPM; Bryon J. McKenna, DPM; Gregory C. Berlet, MD; Antonio M. Malloy McCoy



Session 1B: Mid/Hindfoot Fusion
Moderator: Philip B. Kaiser, MD

Fusion Rate of Subtalar Arthrodesis in Pre-existing Ankle Arthrodesis: Is There Enough Evidence?
Yahya Elhassan, Mch, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Ammer Jamjoom; Adam Lomax, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Nazzar Tellisi, MBChB, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Hardware Choice and Risk Factors of Talonavicular Arthrodesis Non-Union
Tara Moncman, DO; Daniel O. Corr, BS; Parth Kothari, MD; Joseph T. O'Neil, MD; David I. Pedowitz, MD, MS

Return to Physical Activity After Isolated Subtalar Arthrodesis
Patrick D. Grimm, MD; Todd A. Irwin, MD; Carroll P. Jones III, MD

The Outcome of Extended Tarso-metatarsal and Mid-tarsal Midfoot Arthrodesis
Yahya Elhassan, Mch, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Ray Monkhouse

Strength and Compressive Ability of Midfoot Fusion Nail versus Midfoot Fusion Bolt and Role of Subtalar Fusion

Victor Anciano, MD; D. Anthony Barcel, MD; Phillip Kaiser, MD; Nahir Habet, PhD; Todd A. Irwin, MD; Carroll P. Jones III, MD

Compression of a Midfoot Osteotomy Using a Circular External Fixator: What Is the Ideal Pin Configuration?

Tyler R. Freeman, MD; Henry Yu; Todd Baldini; Keanu Chee; Jason L. Koerner; Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Comparing Rates of Fusion and Time to Fusion in a Viable Cellular Allograft vs. Autograft in Forefoot, Midfoot, and Hindfoot Fusions
Shumaila Sarfani, MD; G. Andrew Murphy, MD; David R. Richardson, MD; Clayton C. Bettin, MD; Benjamin J. Grear, MD



12:15 – 1:45 pm
Lunch and Industry Symposia


1:45 – 2:45 pm



Session 2A: Total Ankle Replacement
Moderators: Samuel E. Ford, MD, and Jacob R. Zide, MD

High Rate of Talar Collapse in STAR Total Ankle
Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; David Vier, MD; Samuel E. Ford, MD; Shannon F. Alejandro, MD; James W. Brodsky, MD

Minimum 5-year Outcomes of the Lateral Trabecular Metal Ankle Arthroplasty
Oliver Gagné, MD; Jaeyoung Kim, MD; Kristin C. Caolo, BA; Scott J. Ellis, MD; Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD

Total Ankle Arthroplasty Outcome in Patients with Inflammatory vs. Non-Inflammatory Arthritis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Alireza Mousavian, MD; Amir R. Kachooei, MD; Lew C. Schon, MD; Joseph N. Daniel, DO; David I. Pedowitz, MD, MS

Short Term Complications Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty and Associated Risk Factors: A NSQIP Database Analysis
Amanda N. Fletcher, MD, MS; Nicholas Kwon; Richard Danilkowicz; Jaewhan Kim; Nathan L. Grimm; Samuel B. Adams Jr., MD

Five-Factor Modified Frailty Index as a Predictor of Complications Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Lauren Lewis, MD; Daniel Jupiter, PhD; Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, FACS; Jie Chen, MD, MPH

Peripheral Nerve Block Compared to Intra-articular Injection for Post-operative Pain Control in Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Controlled, and Non-inferiority Trial
Nicholas L. Strasser, MD; Michelle Bremer; Erin C. Owen, PhD, MPH


Session 2B: Deformity Analysis
Moderators: Stephen Greenfield, MD, and Richard E. Gellman, MD

Alignment of the Hindfoot following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review
James J. Butler; Nathaniel P. Mercer; Eoghan T. Hurley, MBBCh, BAO; Mohammad T. Azam, BS; John G. Kennedy, MD, FRCS(Orth)

Correction of the Hindfoot Alignment After Supramalleolar Osteomy in Ankle Varus Deformity: A Three-Dimensional Analysis Using Weightbearing CT
Arne Burssens; Peter Kvarda; Caspar S. Steiner, MD; Roman Susdorf, PhD; Ursina Peterhans; Nicola Krahenbuhl, MD; Alexej Barg, MD; Roxa Ruiz, MD; Beat Hintermann, MD

Hindfoot Varus Deformity: An Essential but Easily Neglected Pathological Change in Müller-Weiss Disease
Shuyuan Li, MD, PhD; Mark S. Myerson, MD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Weightbearing Radiographs Reliably Predict Normal Ankle Congruence in Weber B/SER2 and 4a Fractures: A Prospective Case-Control Study

Martin G. Gregersen; Marius Molund, MD, PhD

Three-Dimensional Distance Maps of Ankle and Syndesmotic Joints from Weightbearing CT in Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity: A Retrospective Case-Control Study
Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD; Victoria Vivtcharenko, BS; Andrew Behrens; Matthieu Lalevee, MD; Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Donald D. Anderson; Andrew J. Goldberg, OBE, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Alexej Barg, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Use of Weight-Bearing Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Abnormal Hindfoot Morphology in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Patients

Max Michalski, MD; Tonya W. An, MD; Edward T. Haupt, MD; Brandon Yeshoua; Jari Salo; Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Cavovarus with a Twist: Coronal and Axial Plane Rotational Deformity in the Midfoot of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Patients
Tonya W. An, MD; Edward T. Haupt, MD; Max Michalski, MD; Jari Salo; Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD



2:45 – 3:15 pm
Research Speaker: Rachel M. Frank, MD
Not All Cells Are Created Equal

Dr. Frank is an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she also serves as Director of the Joint Preservation Program and the Biologics Physician Champion for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She has strong research interests in surgical and non-surgical joint preservation techniques for the knee and shoulder, including novel and minimally invasive biologic therapies.

Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from Paragon 28.


3:15 – 4:15 pm
Symposium 3: Talus OCD: Often So Simple, Occasionally So Not
Moderator: Gregory C. Berlet, MD

Microfracture: We Can Do This Better!
Daniel Ocel, MD

Microfracture: Are We Making a Bad Situation Worse?
Christopher W. Reb, DO

So I Did What I Do: To Weightbear or Not to Weightbear
W. Bret Smith, DO

LARGE Defect: Go Big or Go Home
Christopher E. Gross, MD



4:15 – 5:15 pm
Symposium 4: Achilles Ruptures: High and Low, New and Old
Moderator: Norman E. Waldrop III, MD

Classic Ruptures: What I've Tried and Where I Am
Michael C. Greaser, MD

Subacute Ruptures: Filling the Gap
David R. Richardson, MD

Insertional Ruptures: Technique Tricks
Philip B. Kaiser, MD



5:30 – 6:30 pm
Foundation Reception (by invitation only)


6:30 – 7:30 pm
Women's Leadership Reception

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Friday, September 24

6:30 am – 4:30 pm


6:30 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 am – 1:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open


7:45 – 8:45 am



Session 3A: Talus OCD / Flatfoot
Moderators: Joshua A. Metzl, MD, and Scott B. Shawen, MD

Predictors of Outcomes of Microfracture for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
John G. Kennedy, MD, FRCS(Orth); Yoshiharu Shimozono, MD; John Dankert, MD, PhD; Timothy Deyer; Nathaniel P. Mercer

Long Term Outcome Measures Following Arthroscopically Assisted Particulated Juvenile Allograft Cartilage Implantation for Treatment of Difficult to Treat Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Cary B. Chapman, MD; Joseph E. Manzi; Kshitij Manchanda, MD

Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis (AMIC) with Lateral Ligament Stabilization for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Patients with Ankle Instability

Arnd F. Viehöfer; Jakob Ackermann; Stephan H. Wirth, MD; Fabio A. Casari; Lizzy Weigelt; Christoph Germann

Mid-Term Prospective Evaluation of Structural Allograft Transplantation for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talar Shoulder
Amanda N. Fletcher, MD, MS; Samuel B. Adams Jr., MD; James A. Nunley II, MD; Mark E. Easley, MD

Total Talus Replacement with Subtalar Arthrodesis for End-Stage Talar Osteonecrosis and Adjacent Joint Arthritis
Amanda N. Fletcher, MD, MS; Abhinav Balu; Gregory F. Pereira, MD; James K. DeOrio, MD; Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Subtalar Arthrodesis and Dynamic Medial Column Stabilization in the Surgical Treatment of Rigid Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity: A Comparative Analysis with Triple Arthrodesis
Jaeyoung Kim, MD; Kim Ji-Beom, MD; Woo-Chun Lee, MD

Functional Outcomes and Deformity Correction of Double vs. Triple Arthrodesis in Stage III Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency: A Prospective Cohort Study
Amr A. Mohammed; Ahmed K. Attia, MD; Wael El-Adly, MD; Mo'men M. Mohamed, MSc; Aly Mohamadean, MD; Ahmed E. Osman, MD

Treatment and outcomes of Atraumatic Subtalar Dislocations in Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
Shaun Chang; Joan R. Williams, MD; Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD



Session 3B: Hallux Valgus
Moderators: M. Truitt Cooper, MD, and Steve Behrens, MD

Does Distal Metatarsal Articular Angle Reflect a Real Joint Deformity in Hallux Valgus?
Matthieu Lalevée; Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Eli Schmidt; Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD; Emilio Wagner, MD; Pablo Wagner, MD; Caio A. Nery, MD; Francois Lintz, MD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Radiographic Indirect Parameters for First Metatarsal Rotation Do Not Correspond to Real Measurements in Hallux Valgus
Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Matthieu Lalevée, MD; Eli Schmidt; Tutku Tazegul; Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD; Emilio Wagner, MD; Pablo Wagner, MD; John E. Femino, MD; Caio A. Nery, MD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Association Between Hindfoot Alignment and First Metatarsal Rotation
Neil K. Bakshi, MD; Jesse Steadman; Christopher B. Arena, MD; Matthew T. Philippi; Alexej Barg, MD; Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Hallux Valgus Multiplanar Correction Surgery through a Minimally Invasive Technique: Our Initial Experience
Florencia Pacheco, MD; Pablo E. Mocoçain Mac-iver, MD; Stephane Elgueta, MD; Andres Keller Díaz, MD; Ruben D. Radkievich, MD; Diego A. Villagran; David A. Salinas; Marisol Marti

Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Chevron Bunionectomy Compared to the Modified Lapidus Procedure
Elizabeth Cody, MD; Kristin C. Caolo, BA; Scott J. Ellis, MD; A. Holly Johnson, MD

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Severe Hallux Valgus with 2 Year Minimum Follow-up in 106 Feet
David Gordon, MD, MBBCh, FRCS(Orth), MRCSEd; Thomas L. Lewis, MBChB; Robbie Ray


8:45 – 9:30 am
Break in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Presentations


9:30 – 10:30 am
Fireside Chat with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon is a four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, analyst for Fox Sports, and one of the most iconic names in racing. He ranks third on NASCAR's all-time win list with 93 victories. Off the track, he established Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, which supports pediatric cancer research, treatment, and patient support programs. Jeff Gordon will talk with AOFAS President Bruce E. Cohen, MD, and Program Chair Carroll P. Jones, MD, about his career, accomplishments, and challenges in this special Fireside Chat.


10:30 – 11:30 am
Symposium 5: Leadership and Mentorship: Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Next Generation
Moderator: Bruce E. Cohen, MD

Michael J. Coughlin, MD

Thomas O. Clanton, MD

Charles L. Saltzman, MD

Mark S. Myerson, MD

Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD


11:30 – 11:45 am
Business Meeting (AOFAS Active Members only)

11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Lunch in the Exhibit Hall


11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Fellowship Program Director Town Hall (by invitation only)


12:45 – 1:45 pm
Symposium 6: Women of Orthopaedics
Moderator: A. Holly Johnson, MD

Presentation of 2021 Women's Leadership Awards
A. Holly Johnson, MD

Ankle Arthritis: What We Have Learned 
Andrea N. Veljkovic, MD, MPH, Career Development Award Recipient

A Woman in a Man's World
Barbara Piclet-Legré, MD, Career Impact Award Recipient

When It's More Than Just a Bunion: Maximally Invasive Bunion Correction
Kathryn L. Williams, MD

History of Women in Orthopaedics
Theodora C. Dworak, MD

Fat Flat Foot and How You Treat It
Sara H. Galli, MD



1:45 – 2:30 pm
Presidential Remarks and Award Presentations


2:30 – 3:30 pm
Symposium 7: The Seven (8) Dwarfs: Midfoot DJD
Moderator: W. Hodges Davis, MD

Midfoot Overview: Who's Guilty and Who Gets Fused?
G. Andrew Murphy, MD

Not So Simple: This One Needs Advanced Carpentry
John G. Anderson, MD

Often Overlooked, Never Forgotten: The Lateral Midfoot
James A. Nunley, MD

Case Presentations and Discussion


3:30 – 5:00 pm


Research Forum

Tracking Orthobiologic Impact and Success with Patient Reported Outcomes
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH

The Role of Bone Marrow and Other Adjuncts Upon Bone Graft in Arthrodesis
Sheldon S. Lin, MD

Rebuilding Musculoskeletal Tissues with BioPrinting
Samuel B. Adams, MD

A Primer on PRP: Applications in the Foot and Ankle
Rachel M. Frank, MD


Coding and Practice Management Forum
Moderator: John A. DiPreta, MD

Your Practice During COVID-19: Tips for Survival
Raymond J. Sullivan, MD

Handling the Blues: Engaging Payors in Developing Authorization Guidelines
Michael S. Aronow, MD

Panel Discussion: Rules of the Road: Proper and Improper Coding
Peter G. Mangone, MD; David Pedowitz, MD; Raymond J. Sullivan, MD; John A. DiPreta, MD

Questions & Answers: Where Do You Need Help in Coding?
John A. DiPreta, MD


5:00 – 6:00 pm
FAI/FAO Reviewer Reception (by invitation only)

6:00 – 11:00 pm
Celebrate Charlotte Pub Crawl 


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Saturday, September 25

7:00 am – noon

7:00 – 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 9:00 am



Session 4A: Trauma
Moderators: Amanda J. Fantry, MD, and Aaron J. Guyer, MD

Does Time to Intervention Affect Patient-Reported Outcomes After Ankle Fracture?
Yvonne Conway; Jacob Hawkins, MD; Brad Alexander, BS; Nicholas A. Andrews; Abhinav Agarwal, MBBS; Whitt Harrelson; Tanvee Sinha; Gerald McGwin; Ashish Shah, MD

Evaluation of Lisfranc Injuries: How Involved is the First Tarsometatarsal Joint?
Liam H. Wong; Bopha Chrea, MD; Lara C. Atwater, MD; James E. Meeker, MD

Is Repair of the Superficial Deltoid Ligament Alone Enough to Restore Medial Ankle Stability in Deltoid Ligament Injuries? A Cadaveric Study

Mohamed Mokhtar Abd-Ella, MD

The Intercalary Fragment in Posterior Malleolus Fractures: Characterization and Significance
Devon Myers, DO; Benjamin C. Taylor, MD; Benjamin D. Umbel, DO; John A. Buchan; Anthony J. Melaragno

Achilles Pathology and Surgical Approach Determine Post-Operative Infection Rate
Oliver B. Hansen; Carson M. Rider, MD; Mark C. Drakos, MD

Effect of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Following Achilles Rupture and Repair: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Oliver B. Hansen; Andrea Papson; Stephanie K. Eble; Mark C. Drakos, MD


Session 4B: Misc.
Moderators: Kelly K. Hynes, MD, and Evan M. Loewy, MD

Declining Trends in Medicare Reimbursement in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Sandra Miskiel, MD; Matthew Bye, BS; Erik C. Freeland, DO; Andre J. Pagliaro, MD

Tranexamic Acid Associated with Less Wound Complications in Hindfoot Surgery
Andrew Moore; Benjamin R. Smith; Ryan J. O'Leary; Caroline P. Hoch; Christopher E. Gross, MD; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA

Vancomycin Topically Applied at the Surgical Site Does Not Impair Diabetic Fracture Healing and Dose-Dependently Inhibits Calcified Tissue Formation by Osteoblast Precursors Cells

Alexis Hernandez; Ohidur Rahman; Yazan Kadkoy; Katherine L. Lauritsen; Alexandra Sanchez; Kevin Innella; Anthony Lin; J. Patrick O'Connor; Joseph Benevenia, MD; David Paglia, PhD; Sheldon S. Lin, MD; Jessica Cottrell, PhD

Risk Factors for Postoperative Falls in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Nicholas A. Andrews; Jared R. Halstrom, BS; Kenneth J. Fellows; Austin Hughes; David A. Patch, MD; Whitt Harrelson; Tanvee Sinha; Ashish Shah, MD

Impact of Resilience on Long Term Outcomes of Open Brostrom-Gould Repair
Megan Lameka; Aseel G. Dib, BS; Nicholas A. Andrews; Timothy Torrez; Vyshnavi Rallapalle; Tanvee Sinha; Ashish Shah, MD

Risks of Preoperative Opioid Therapy on Forefoot and Hindfoot Surgery Success
Kevin D. Shrake; Caroline P. Hoch; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; Christopher E. Gross, MD; William Newton

Prospective Observational Study of an Integrated Therapeutic InitiatiVe for Extremities (POSITIVE): Implementation of an Integrated Orthotic and Rehabilitation Program in the Civilian Setting
Andrew Wohler, MD; Rachel Seymour; Christine Churchill; Tamar Roomian; Michael A. Jenks; Jeffrey D. Fawcett; Mark L. Elgart; Tarey Strickland; Joseph R. Hsu, MD; EMIT Collaborative



9:00 – 10:00 am



5A: Syndesmosis
Moderators: Amgad Haleem Amin, MD, PhD, and Malick Bachabi, MD

Automated Volume Measurement of the Syndesmosis Using 3D Weightbearing CT
Olivia Lucchese, MSc; Soheil Ashkani-Esfahani, MD; Rohan Bhimani, MD, MBA; Gregory R. Waryasz, MD; Gino Kerkhoffs, MD; Daniel Guss, MD, MBA; Bart Lubberts, MD, PhD; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD

Diagnostic Accuracy of Weightbearing CT in Detecting Subtle Chronic Syndesmotic Instability: A Prospective Comparative Study
Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD; Matthieu Lalevee, MD; Alan G. Shamrock, MD; Samuel J. Ahrenholz; Francois Lintz, MD; Alexej Barg, MD; John E. Femino, MD; Donald D. Anderson; Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD; Nacime S. Mansur, MD

WBCT Can Effectively Diagnose Syndesmotic Instability Among Patients with Weber B Ankle Fractures

Rohan Bhimani, MD, MBA; Soheil Ashkani-Esfahani, MD; Bart Lubberts, MD, PhD; Philip Kaiser, MD; Lorena Bejarano-Pineda, MD; Gino Kerkhoffs, MD; Gregory R. Waryasz, MD; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD; Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Suture Tape Reinforcement Device As an Independent Fixation Solution for Partial Syndesmosis Injuries
Takahisa Ogawa, MD, MPH; Bart Lubberts, MD, PhD; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD; Daniel Guss, MD, MBA; Gregory R. Waryasz, MD

Dynamic Syndesmotic Stabilisation and Reinforcement of the Antero-inferior Tibiofibular Ligament with Internal Brace: Early Results and Clinical Outcome
Christopher G. Lenz; David Shepherd, MBBS



Session 5B: Forefoot
Moderators: Jefferson B. Sabatini, MD, and J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD, MBA

Results of Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis With and Without Calcaneus Autograft
Fred T. Finney, MD; D. Anthony Barcel, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD; W. Hodges Davis, MD; J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS; Todd A. Irwin, MD; Carroll P. Jones, III, MD

Factors Influencing the Nonunion Rate Following First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis
Amir R. Kachooei, MD; Steven M. Raikin, MD; Joseph N. Daniel, DO

Early Outcomes, Revisions, and Patient Satisfaction Following Synthetic Cartilage Implant for Hallux Rigidus
Mark W. Bowers, MD; Mary C. Hamati, MD; Jonathan Bartolomei, MS; Daniel K. Moon, MD, MS, MBA; Joshua A. Metzl, MD; Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

The Weil Osteotomy for Angular Correction of Axial Plane Deformities of the Lesser MTP Joints: A Radiographic Analysis
Carson D. Strickland, MD; Joseph T. Cline, MD; Eric D. Villarreal, MD; G. Andrew Murphy, MD

Surgical Imbrication of Plantar Plate to Metatarsal Neck in the Setting of Lesser Toe Metatarsophalangeal Joint Instability
Eric Colomb; Robert N. Kent; Vandan D. Patel; James R. Holmes, MD; David M. Walton, MD; Paul G. Talusan, MD

Is There a Difference in PROMIS Outcomes Between Patients Who Received K-wire or Intramedullary Implant PIP Joint Arthrodesis for Hammertoe Deformity?
Amanda M. Holleran, MD; Daniel Homeier; Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH; Adolph S. Flemister, MD; Irvin Oh, MD; Benedict F. DiGiovanni, MD; Gabriel A. Ramirez; Caroline Thirukumaran, MBBS, PhD, MHA; John P. Ketz, MD

Inter-Rater Reliability of Classifications for Fifth Metatarsal Base Fractures
Max Michalski, MD; John Y. Kwon, MD; Eitan M. Ingall; Christopher P. Chiodo, MD


10:00 – 11:00 am
Symposium 8: The Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here, Where We Are, and What the Future Holds
Moderator: Todd A. Irwin, MD

It's Easier to Stay Out of Trouble Than Get Out of Trouble: Orthopaedic Lessons Learned in the Opioid Crisis
James R. Holmes, MD

Balancing Comfort and Safety in Pain Management: Non-Pharmaceutical Strategies
Joseph R. Hsu, MD

The CORE Project: An Overview and Update
Nady Hamid, MD

Narcotic Free Bunion Surgery: Say What?
Todd A. Irwin, MD



11:00 – noon
Symposium 9: The Power of Social Media: Promotional to Pitfalls
Moderator: Adam D. Bitterman, DO

Social Media for the New Kid on the Block
David N. Garras, MD

Instagram for #Instasuccess
Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD

Wanna Link? LinkedIn for Promotion and Education
Oliver N. Schipper, MD

Orthopaedic Entrepreneurship 101
Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA




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