AOFAS Specialty Day Program

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

AOFAS President: William C. McGarvey, MD
Program Chair: Scott J. Ellis, MD


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For more information on AOFAS accreditation and educational policies, visit the Program Overview page.


7:00 – 7:25 am

7:25 – 7:30 am

Scott J. Ellis, MD, Program Chair

7:30 – 8:30 am

Symposium 1 – Foot and Ankle Highlights of the 2020 AAOS Meeting
Moderator: Patrick B. Ebeling, MD

Kathryn M. O'Connor, MD

Jonathon D. Backus, MD

James E.W. Meeker, MD

Emilio Wagner, MD

8:30 – 9:30 am
Paper Session 1
Moderators: Matthew M. Roberts, MD, and Michael C. Greaser, MD

The Intra-articular Hematoma Immediately After Ankle Fracture Causes Cartilage Damage That Is Partially Attenuated by Anti-inflammatory Agents
Samuel B. Adams, MD; Nicholas Allen; Bijan Abar

Does Intramedullary Nailing for Distal Fibular Fractures Restore Anatomic Parameters and Syndesmotic Relationship?
Natalio R. Cuchacovich Mikenberg, MD; Francisco J. Bravo Gallardo, MD; Esteban Giannini; Claudia Astudillo, MD; Manuel J. Pellegrini, MD; Gerardo Muñoz, MD; Rodrigo Melo, MD; Aaron Cortes, PhD; Gonzalo F. Bastias, MD

Patient Outcome Differences Following Ankle Fracture Fixation With or Without Ankle Arthroscopy
Kenneth S. Smith Jr., MD; Katherine D. Drexelius; Shanthan C. Challa; Daniel K. Moon, MD, MS, MBA; Joshua A. Metzl, MD; Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

A Prospective, Randomized Investigation of Syndesmosis Injury Fixation
Eric Giza, MD; Todd Oliver; Patrick S. Barousse, MD; Tyler Allen; Trevor Shelton, MD; Aida K. Sarcon, MD; Ashoke Sathy; Wade Faerber; Johnny L. Lin, MD; James P. Stannard, MD; Brett Crist; Gregory J. Della Rocca; James Ronan, BS; Christopher D. Kreulen, MD, MS

5 Year Follow Up Evaluation of a Third Generation Fixed Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty with an Intramedullary Tibial Component and a Central Sulcus Talus
Evan M. Loewy, MD; Robert B. Anderson, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD; Carroll P. Jones, MD; W. Hodges Davis, MD

Screw versus Suture Button in Treatment of Syndesmosis Instability: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes Using PROMIS and Weightbearing CT Scan
Mohamed Abdelaziz, MD, MSc


9:30 – 10:30 am

Symposium 2 – Assessing Outcomes in Foot and Ankle Surgery: Putting It All Together
Moderator: Harold B. Kitaoka, MD

Measuring Expectations in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Elizabeth Cody, MD

Assessing Satisfaction in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM, FRCSC

Using Legacy Scores: Is There Still a Role and What Scores Should We Use?
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, FACS

The PROMIS Outcomes Scores: Is This the Gold Standard for the AOFAS?
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH

Foot and Ankle Registries: What We Have Learned and Where We Go from Here
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD


10:30 – 10:55 am
Presidential Address and Foundation Update 

Presidential Address and AOFAS Update
William C. McGarvey, MD, AOFAS President

Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation Update
Scott J. Ellis, MD, Foundation President

10:55 – 11:05 am


11:05 am – 12:05 pm
Paper Session 2 
Moderators: Sheldon S. Lin, MD, and Casey J. Humbyrd, MD

Change in the C1-M2 Distance After Simulated Purely Ligamentous Lisfranc Injury As Evaluated by Weightbearing CT Scans: A Match-Paired Cadaveric Study
Yantarat Sripanich, MD; Maxwell Weinberg, BSc; Chamnanni Rungprai, MD; Charles L. Saltzman, MD; Alexej Barg, MD

Influence of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Degenerative Changes on Functional Outcomes Following Hallux Valgus Correction
Ryan G. Rogero, BS; Andrew Fischer; Daniel Corr; Joseph T. O'Neil, MD; Daniel J. Fuchs, MD; Steven M. Raikin, MD

Virtual Scribe Services Decrease Documentation Burden Without Affecting Patient Satisfaction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Savannah Benko; Alex Idarraga; Daniel D. Bohl, MD, MPH; Kamran S. Hamid, MD, MPH

Radiographic Outcomes and Recurrence Following 126 Primary Lapidus Surgeries for Hallux Valgus
Sara H. Galli, MD; Nicholas Johnson, MD; W. Hodges Davis, MD; Robert B. Anderson, MD; Carroll P. Jones, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD

Does Postoperative Gabapentin Administration Reduce Opioid Consumption after Foot and Ankle Surgery?
Haley McKissack; Jun Kit He; Sameer Naranje; Joshua L. Washington; Romil K. Patel; Jessyca Ray; Gerald McGwin; Michael D. Johnson, MD; Ashish Shah, MD

Cheilectomy With or Without Cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane-Umbilical Cord Allograft for Hallux Rigidus: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Sara H. Galli, MD; Chad M. Ferguson, MD; W. Hodges Davis, MD; Robert B. Anderson, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD; Carroll P. Jones, MD; Susan M. Odum, PhD; J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS


12:05 – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Interim Business Meeting

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Symposium 3 – Why My Way of Fixing the Bunion Is the Best
Moderator: Amiethab A. Aiyer, MD

James R. Holmes, MD

Proximal Opening Wedge
Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Proximal Rotational Osteotomy
Emilio Wagner, MD

Peter Bock, MD

Steven K. Neufeld, MD

Distal Minimally Invasive
A. Holly Johnson, MD


2:00 – 3:00 pm
Paper Session 3
Moderators: Taggart T. Gauvain, MD, and Sandra E. Klein, MD

Weightbearing CT and MRI Findings of Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity: Can We Predict Patients at High Risk for Foot Collapse?
Cesar de Ceasr Netto, MD, PhD; Guilherme H. Saito, MD; Carolyn M. Sofka, MD, FACR; Harry G. Greditzer, MD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD

Outcomes and Complications of Open versus Posterior Arthroscopic Subtalar Arthrodesis: A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Study
Chamnanni Rungprai, MD; Yantarat Sripanich, MD; Aekachai Jaroenarpornwatana

The Effect of CAM Boots on Contact Pressures of the Ankle and Hindfoot Joints
Niall A. Smyth, MD; Pooyan Abbasi; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD; Stuart M. Michnick, MD; Nicholas Casscells, MD; Brent Parks, MSc; Lew C. Schon, MD

Subtalar Arthrodesis for Correction of Forefoot Abduction in Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
James P. Davies, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD; Martin J. O'Malley, MD; Mark C. Drakos, MD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD; Jonathan H. Garfinkel, MD; Matthew M. Roberts, MD

Radiographic Outcomes After Flexible Flatfoot Reconstruction With and Without Spring Ligament Reconstruction
Jessica M. Kohring, MD; Ashlee MacDonald, MD; Steven Karnyski, MD; Irvin Oh, MD; Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH; John P. Ketz, MD; Adolph S. Flemister, MD

Hindfoot Alignment After Total Ankle Replacement
Christopher E. Gross, MD; Federico Guiseppe Usuelli, MD; Christian Indino, MD


3:00 – 4:00 pm

Symposium 4 – Total Ankle Speed Dating
Moderator: Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD

Zimmer Biomet Trabecular Metal™
Lew C. Schon, MD

Cadence® Total Ankle System
David I. Pedowitz, MD, MS

INFINITY™/ INBONE™ Total Ankle System
Jeremy J. McCormick, MD

Vantage® Total Ankle System
Mark E. Easley, MD

STAR™ Ankle
David B. Thordarson, MD

Salto Talaris® Ankle
Mark P. Slovenkai, MD


4:00 pm