Education


Course Program

 

Sports Injuries of the Foot & Ankle: Diagnosis and Treatment

April 18-21, 2024
St. Julien Hotel
Boulder, Colorado

Program Chairs:
Richard D. Ferkel, MD, Kenneth J. Hunt, MD, and Thomas O. Clanton, MD

 


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify types of foot and ankle injuries in sports

  • Describe indications for non-operative treatment and physical therapy

  • Describe indications for surgical treatment and postoperative care

  • Understand results of operative treatment

 
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. AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery's Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABOS credit.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOC AP#: P3647) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of (22.75) Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
For more information on AOFAS accreditation and educational policies, visit the Program Overview page.
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Program

Click the date below to view that day's schedule. Schedule and program subject to change.

 

Thursday, April 18   |  Friday, April 19   |  Saturday, April 20   |  Sunday, April 21

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 18


12:45 – 1:45 pm

Symposium 1: The Team Physician
Moderator: Martin J. O'Malley, MD

Introduction and History
Richard D. Ferkel, MD

How I Became a Team Physician and Is It Still Worth It?
David A. Porter, MD, PhD

How to Handle the Injured Athlete, Parents, Agents, and Team
Robert B. Anderson, MD

Keynote Address
Legal Ramifications of Being a Team Physician/Consultant
Brad Sohn, JD

Discussion


1:45 – 4:00 pm
Symposium 2: Achilles Tendon
Moderators: Robert B. Anderson, MD, and Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Non-Operative Treatment of Achilles Tears
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Operative Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Tears: Open
David A. Porter, MD, PhD

Percutaneous, Mini-Incision, or Arthroscopic Achilles Repair
Eric I. Ferkel, MD

Chronic Achilles Ruptures
Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies

Non-Insertional and Insertional Achilles Tendon Problems
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Treatment of Acute Re-Ruptures of the Achilles in Athletes
Martin J. O'Malley, MD

Rehabilitation of the Achilles: Closed vs. Open Surgery
Ryan McFadden, DPT

Discussion and Case Controversies


4:00 – 4:30 pm

Break in Exhibit Hall


4:30 – 6:00 pm

Symposium 3: Hindfoot and Tendons
Moderator: Lauren E. Geaney, MD

Role of Tendoscopy to Diagnose and Treat Tendon Injuries
James W. Stone, MD

Posterior Ankle Pain in the Athlete
Annunziato Amendola, MD

Peroneal Tendon Tears and Subluxation
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Posterior Tibial Tendon and Spring Ligament Injuries in the Athlete
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA

Flexor Tendon Ruptures (FHL/FDL)
Lauren E. Geaney, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


6:00 – 6:45 pm

Fireside Chats: Hindfoot Deformities and Trauma
Moderator: Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Kenneth J. Hunt, MD
Eric I. Ferkel, MD
A. Holly Johnson, MD
Robert B. Anderson, MD
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA


7:00 – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

7:00 – 9:30 am
Symposium 4: Ligamentous Injuries of the Ankle
Moderators: James W. Stone, MD, and Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain
Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability: Open
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability: Arthroscopic
Eric Giza, MD

Treatment of Failed Instability Surgery
David A. Porter, MD, PhD

Osteotomies in the Varus and Valgus Unstable Ankles
Annunziato Amendola, MD

Acute and Chronic Deltoid Tears
MaCalus V. Hogan MD, MBA

Subtalar and Combined Instability
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

High Ankle Sprain and Syndesmotic Injuries
Norman E. Waldrop, MD

Rehabilitation and Return to Play After Ligamentous Injuries of the Ankle
Stephanie Albin, DPT

Discussion and Case Controversies

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


9:30 – 10:00 am

Break in Exhibit Hall


10:00 am – noon

Symposium 5: Overuse Injuries of the Ankle and Foot
Moderator: Robert B. Anderson, MD

Overview of Stress Related Bone Injuries
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Bone Marrow Edema Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Calcaneal Stress Fractures
Eric I. Ferkel, MD

Medial Malleolar and Tibial Stress Fractures
Martin J. O'Malley, MD

2 Through 4 Metatarsal Stress Fractures
A. Holly Johnson, MD

Fifth Metatarsal Stress Fractures
Robert B. Anderson, MD

Navicular Stress Fractures
Martin J. O'Malley, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


Noon – 12:30 pm

Lunch


12:30 – 1:00 pm

Keynote Address

Ankle and Foot Fusions: What Sports Can I Play After Fusion Surgery?
Bruno S. Pereira, MD, PhD


1:00 – 2:30 pm

Symposium 6: Problems of the Great Toe
Moderator: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Arthroscopic Treatment of First MTP Joint Disorders 
Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Hallux Rigidus: Open vs. MIS
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Hallux Valgus: Open vs. MIS
A. Holly Johnson, MD

Turf Toe
Robert B. Anderson, MD

Sesamoiditis and Sesamoid Fractures
Lauren E. Geaney, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies

Support for this symposium is provided by an educational grant from Medline UNITE Foot & Ankle.


2:30 – 2:50 pm

Break in Exhibit Hall


2:50 – 3:50 pm

Symposium 7: Problems of Lesser Toes
Moderator: A. Holly Johnson, MD

Plantar Plate and Lesser Toe Instability
Eric Giza, MD

Frieberg’s Disease
Norman E. Waldrop, MD

Morton’s Neuroma
A. Holly Johnson, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


4:15 pm

Explore Boulder Activities (optional)

Choose an activity:

  • Chautauqua Hiking Trail
  • Red Rocks Hiking Trail
  • University of Colorado Boulder Campus and Sports Facility Tour

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

7:00 – 7:45 am
Symposium 8: Lisfranc Injury and Its Variants
Moderator: David A. Porter, MD, PhD

Acute Imaging Patterns and Surgical Indications
Eric I. Ferkel, MD

Surgical Technique: Open vs. Percutaneous
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Management of Chronic Midfoot Injuries
Robert B. Anderson, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


7:45 – 8:45 am

Symposium 9: The Cavus Foot in the Athlete
Moderator: Annunziato Amendola, MD

Biomechanical Implications and Treatment Considerations
Norman E. Waldrop, MD

Gastroc Lengthening in the Athlete: Is There a Downside?
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Do Osteotomies Allow Return to Play?
Annunziato Amendola, MD

Keynote Address
The Role of Foot and Ankle Subspecialists as Team Physicians
Eric McCarty, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


8:45 – 9:15 am

Break in Exhibit Hall


9:15 – 10:45 am

Symposium 10: Arthroscopy of the Ankle and Foot
Moderator: James W. Stone, MD

Arthroscopy of the Ankle and Foot: Tips and Tricks, Supine
Eric Giza, MD

Arthroscopy of the Ankle and Foot: Tips and Tricks, Prone
James W. Stone, MD

Treatment of Soft Tissue and Bony Impingement
Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Arthroscopic Treatment of Ankle and Foot Fractures
Eric I. Ferkel, MD

Subtalar and Talonavicular Arthroscopy
Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies

Support for this symposium is provided by an educational grant from Smith+Nephew.


10:45 am – noon

Symposium 11: Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle
Moderator: Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Evaluation, Classification, and Treatment Decisions
James W. Stone, MD

Treatment of Acute Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Treatment of Chronic Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Eric Giza, MD

Treatment of Chronic Osteochondral Lesions of the Tibial Plafond
Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


Noon – 12:30 pm

Lunch


12:30 – 1:00 pm

Keynote Address

The Role of Office Nanoscope in Treating Ankle and Foot Disorders in the Athlete
Rachel M. Frank, MD


1:00 – 2:15 pm

Symposium 12: Future Technologies in Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine
Moderator: Norman E. Waldrop, MD

Keynote Address
Use of Biologics to Treat Soft Tissue and Bony Abnormalities in the Future

Jason L. Dragoo, MD

Wearable Measurement Devices to Evaluate Performance and Rehabilitation
Norman E. Waldrop, MD

3D Printing for Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine
Annunziato Amendola, MD

Running Biomechanics and Foot Orthotics 
Adriano Rosa, ATC, BCP

Artificial Intelligence Use in Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine
Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


2:15 – 3:15 pm

Symposium 13: Plantar Fascia and Nerve Disorders
Moderator: Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Closed Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Management of Acute and Chronic Plantar Fascial Ruptures
Lauren E. Geaney, MD

Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release
Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Use of Shockwave and Micro-Tenotomy
John Spittler, MD

Nerve Entrapment of the Foot and Ankle
Martin J. O'Malley, MD 

Discussion and Case Controversies


3:15 – 3:30 pm

Break in Exhibit Hall


3:30 – 4:00 pm

Symposium 14: New Concepts in Physical Therapy
Moderator: Eric I. Ferkel, MD

New Technology for Rehabilitating Athletes and Return to Their Sport 
Steve Short, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

Discussion and Case Controversies


4:00 – 5:00 pm

Symposium 15: Miscellaneous
Moderator: Eric Giza, MD

Treatment of Arthritis of the Ankle in the Young Athlete
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Foot and Ankle Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete
Annunziato Amendola, MD

How to Keep the Aging Athlete Active in Sport
Robert B. Anderson, MD

Exertional Compartment Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Discussion and Case Controversies


5:00 – 6:00 pm

Fireside Chats: Foot and Ankle Instability and Overuse Syndromes
Moderator: Martin J. O'Malley, MD

Richard D. Ferkel, MD
David A. Porter, MD, PhD
Martin J. O'Malley, MD
Lauren E. Geaney, MD
Annunziato Amendola, MD


7:00 – 10:00 pm

Dinner Event

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

8:00 am
Farewell Breakfast