Winter Meeting Program


January 26-29, 2023
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky, Montana

Program Chair:
Kenneth J. Hunt, 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. AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 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.
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Preliminary Program

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Thursday, January 26   |  Friday, January 27   |  Saturday, January 28



2:00 – 6:30 pm
Registration/Badge Pickup

4:00 – 6:30 pm
Symposium 1: Practice Management
Moderators: David I. Pedowitz, MD, MS, and Michael C. Aynardi, MD

Imaging Revenue Streams
Peter G. Mangone, MD

Cost Containment at Your ASC
Lyle T. Jackson Jr., MD

Managing Your Practice and Personal Online Satisfaction Ratings
Troy S. Watson, MD

Using PROs to Boost Private Practice: Lessons from OFAR
Andrew Haskell, MD

Is Private Equity the Future? How Should Practices Structure Themselves to Compete?
Gary W. Stewart, MD

How Can Practices Invest to Protect and Advance Physician Autonomy?
Michael S. Aronow, MD

The Big Resignation: Strategies to Manage Our Staffing Shortage
David I. Pedowitz, MD, MS

6:30 – 8:30 pm
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

* Spouses/partners and children who purchased Welcome Reception Tickets may attend



6:00 – 7:00 am
Breakfast/Networking in Exhibit Hall

7:00 – 8:00 am
Symposium 2: How Do You Treat a 48 Year Old with Ankle Arthritis?
Moderators: Scott J. Ellis, MD, and Mark E. Easley, MD

When I Do a Supramalleolar Osteotomy
Anish R. Kadakia, MD

When I Do an Ankle Replacement
Mark E. Easley, MD

When I Do an Ankle Arthrodesis
Andrea N. Veljkovic, MD, MPH

What Are My Limits with Coronal Plane Deformity?
Constantine A. Demetracopoulos, MD

What Do Registries Tell Us? TAR Outcomes and Implant Survivorship
Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM


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

8:00 – 9:00 am
Symposium 3: How Do You Manage This PCFD Patient?
Moderators: Mark S. Myerson, MD, and Courtney Grimsrud, MD

Maintaining the Tib Post vs. FDL Transfer
Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD

Repair or Reconstruct the Spring Ligament?
Courtney Grimsrud, MD

Why Do You Still Lengthen the Lateral Column?
Mark S. Myerson, MD

How is Weight-Bearing CT Changing Our Approach and Improving Outcomes?
Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Fuse It or Lose It: Triple Is the Tried and True Correction
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH


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

9:00 – 10:00 am
Symposium 4: What Do You Do with the Patient with Chronic Ankle Instability?
Moderators: Thomas O. Clanton, MD, and Eric Giza, MD

No School Like the Old School: The Open Broström
C. Thomas Haytmanek Jr., MD

Scope for Hope: The Arthroscopic Broström
Peter G. Mangone, MD

Tissue Is the Issue: When to Add Allograft to Repair
Todd A. Irwin, MD

When to Add Ligament Augmentation
Gregory C. Berlet, MD

It's All About the Rehab
Troy S. Watson, MD


10:00 – 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 am – noon
Industry Sessions

Exactech: Making the Case: Debating the Hottest Topics in TAA

Paragon 28: The Experience: Total Ankle Replacement & Total Talus Replacement

Paragon 28: A Shifting Paradigm in Hindfoot – Plating and Nailing Solutions

Triumph Orthopedics: Why Private Equity in the Orthopedic Practice Space?

10:30 am – noon
South Side Mountain Tour (pre-registration required)

12:30 – 2:00 pm
North Side Mountain Tour (pre-registration required)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Symposium 5: Rehab and Return to Sport
Moderators: Robert B. Anderson, MD, and Seth W. O'Donnell, MD

Definitions, Metrics, and Tests for Return to Sport
Stephanie Albin, DPT

The Hand-Off: When and Who to Transition Your Athlete
David A. Porter, MD, PhD

Managing OLTs in Elite Athletes
Richard D. Ferkel, MD

Creating the Right Expectations in the Competitive Athlete
Robert B. Anderson, MD

When Can You Walk 'em? Case-Based Approach to Post-Op Weightbearing
Seth W. O'Donnell, MD


4:00 – 5:00 pm
Paper Session 1: Ankle/Hindfoot Arthritis
Moderators: G. Andrew Murphy, MD, and Jonathon D. Backus, MD

Do Radiolucencies Affect the Outcomes of a 4th Generation Total Ankle Prosthesis? A 2-Year Follow-Up
Jesse F. Doty, MD; Christopher E. Gross, MD; David A. Friscia, MD

Identification and Analysis of the Ankle Microbiome Using Next-Generation DNA Sequencing
Caroline Hoch, BS; John R. Allen, BS; Alexander Caughman; Solangel Rodriguez Materon, MD; Joshua Morningstar, BS; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; Christopher E. Gross, MD

The Effect of Tibiotalar Joint Line Level Alterations on Tibiotalar Range of Motion Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Amanda N. Fletcher, MD; John T. Campbell, MD; Patrick J. Maloney, MD; Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD; Clifford Jeng, MD

Correlating the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score and Patient Functional Testing in Total Ankle Arthroplasty Patients
Rami Mizher, BS; Lavan Rajan, BA; Jaeyoung Kim, MD; Chris Cychosz, MD; Constantine Demetracopoulos, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD

Determining Bias in Ankle Replacement Studies Conducted by Design versus Non-design Surgeons
Trevor D. Ottofaro, MD; Elizabeth K. Nadeau, MD; Caroline Hoch, BS; Jesse Morris, MD; Joshua Morningstar, BS; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; Christopher E. Gross, MD

The Importance of Patient Resilience on Outcomes Following Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery
Michael Hewitt, BA; Sara E. Buckley, DO; Kenneth J. Hunt, MD


5:00 – 6:00 pm
Symposium 6: How Do You Treat Syndesmosis Injuries?
Moderators: Eric Giza, MD, and Eric I. Ferkel, MD

Indications for Surgical Repair of Syndesmosis
Gregory R. Waryasz, MD

Evolving Fixation Methods: Is Flexible Fixation Right for Everyone?
Kirk A. McCullough, MD

Not a Season-Ender: Rehabilitation and Return to Sport
Norman E. Waldrop III, MD

Fixing the Deltoid Ligament in Syndesmosis Injury: When and How?
Eric I. Ferkel, MD


Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from MedlineUNITE Foot & Ankle.

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Albatross Award

7:30 – 9:00 pm
Dinner Reception

* Spouses/partners and children who purchased Dinner Event Tickets may attend



6:00 – 7:00 am

7:00 – 8:00 am
Symposium 7: State of the Art in Calcaneus Fractures
Moderators: Thomas G. Harris, MD, and Michael D. Johnson, MD

What Do You Do with the Laborer with a Sanders II Calcaneus Fracture?
Lorena Bejarano-Pineda, MD

The Sinus Tarsi Approach: Are We Still Doing the Seattle Extensile Flap?
S. Blake Wallace, MD

'Tis the Season for Fixing Pilons
Kenneth S. Smith Jr., MD

How High to Fix the Fibula Fracture in Maisonneuve
Thomas G. Harris, MD

Repairing the Deltoid Ligament: If It's Broke, Fix It
Jeremy J. McCormick, MD


8:00 – 9:00 am
Symposium 8: How Do You Treat the Moderate Bunion?
Moderators: David B. Thordarson, MD, and George E. Quill, MD

Midshaft Osteotomy: In the Middle Solves the Riddle
Elizabeth A. Martin, MD

Limiting Recurrence with the Lapidus
Scott J. Ellis, MD

I Fix Most of These with MIS
Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD

The Expanding Indications of the Distal Chevron
John S. Lewis, MD

Last Operation First: MTP Arthrodesis for Severe Bunions
Michael C. Greaser, MD


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

9:00 – 10:00 am
Symposium 9: How Do You Manage Achilles Tendinopathy?
Moderator: Gregory A. Lundeen, MD, MPH

When Is a Haglund's Removal Enough? Indications and Techniques
Gregory A. Lundeen, MD, MPH

When Do You Transfer FDL for Insertional Tendinosis?
Thomas M. Hearty, MD, DPT

When Do You Do Zadek Osteotomy?
Shuyuan Li, MD, PhD

Managing Non-Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD, MBA

10:00 – 11:00 am
Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Break and Optional Industry Sessions

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Paper Session 2: PCFD and Fusion
Moderators: Lauren E. Geaney, MD, and Max P. Michalski, MD

Calcaneal Osteotomy and First Ray Procedures Improves Talar Head Coverage in the Absence of Lateral Column Lengthening
Nacime Salomao Barbachan Mansur, MD, PhD; Kepler Carvalho, MD; Eli Schmidt; Ki Chun Kim, MD, PhD; Edward O. Rojas, MD; Vineel Mallavarapu, BS; Ryan Jasper; Matthew T. Jones, BS; Hannah J. Stebral; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Axial Rotation of the Talus in Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity: A Weightbearing Computed Tomography Analysis
Jaeyoung Kim, MD; Lavan Rajan, BA; Jensen K. Henry, MD; Rami Mizher, MD; Prashanth Kumar, BA; Syian Srikumar; Constantine Demetracopoulos, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD

Minimally Invasive vs. Open Medial Displacement Calcaneal Osteotomy: A Cadaveric Study
Motasem Salameh, MD; Raymond Y. Hsu, MD; Mostafa Abousayed, MD; Brad D. Blankenhorn, MD

A Relationship Between Anterior Talar Migration in the Sinus Tarsi on Weightbearing Computed Tomography and Failure of the Talocalcaneal Interosseous Ligament in Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity
Jaeyoung Kim, MD; Rami Mizher, BS; Lavan Rajan, BA; Syian Srikumar; Tonya An, MD; Joaquin Palma, MD; Jiaqi Zhu; Carolyn M. Sofka, MD, FACR; Jensen K. Henry, MD; Constantine Demetracopoulos, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD

Surgical Construct Associated with Time to Fusion in Double and Isolated Talonavicular Arthrodeses
Alexander Guareschi, BS; Caroline Hoch, BS; Jared J. Reid, MD; Joshua Morningstar, BS; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; Christopher E. Gross, MD


4:00 – 5:00 pm
Paper Session 3: Sports, Trauma, and MIS
Moderators: David E. Oji, MD, and Marissa D. Jamieson, MD

Nitinol Staple versus Traditional Plate Osteosynthesis for Primary Arthrodesis of Lisfranc Injuries: A Retrospective Analysis
Alexander R. Dombrowsky, MD; Devin F. Walsh, MD; Matthew S. Conti, MD; Todd A. Irwin, MD; Bruce E. Cohen, MD; J. Kent Ellington, MD; Carroll P. Jones III, MD; Scott B. Shawen, MD; Samuel E. Ford, MD

The Cost of Multimodal vs Opioid Postoperative Pain Regimens for the Foot & Ankle Surgical Patient
William D. Kelly, BS; J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD, MBA

Lateral Talar Subluxation (LTS) in SER Ankle Fractures Is More Responsive Than Medial Clear Space Widening: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study
Jugert Bango, MD; Ali A. Siddiqui, MD; Rita DiTommaso, PA-C; Edward T. Haupt, MD

Can Sural Nerve Injuries Be Prevented in Posterior Leg Approaches? Stage 1: Ultrasound Evaluation of New Method of Surface Anatomical Landmarks and Sural Nerve Pathway
Pablo Ruiz Riquel, MD; Daniel Poggio; Xavier Sala-Blanch, MD; Daniel Cuellar, MD; Albert Baduell, MD; Rubén Garcia-Elvira; Enrique Adrián Testa

The Surgical Treatment of Hallux Valgus Utilization Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Techniques with a Shannon Burr: A Systematic Review
Tyler A. Gonzalez, MD, MBA; Rodrigo Encinas, BSc(Med); J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD, MBA

The Efficacy of Simple Debridement Compared to Augmentation with Flexor Hallicus Longus Transfer for Surgical Treatment of Moderate to Severe Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
Rami Mizher, BS; Jaeyoung Kim, MD; Lavan Rajan, BA; Chris Cychosz, MD; Syian Srikumar; Scott J. Ellis, MD


5:00 – 6:00 pm
Symposium 10: Orthopaedic Vitals: How Do You Collect Outcomes in Your Practice? A Fireside Chat
Moderators: Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH, and Andrew Haskell, MD

How to Use PROMIS at the Point of Care
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MS, MPH

Collecting Data Through an Integrated Platform
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD, and Damien A. Richardson, MD, MPH

The Role and Future of Registries in Orthopaedics
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA

Using PROMIS in Private Practice on a Shoestring Budget
Andrew Haskell, MD

Incorporating PROMIS Into a Large Private Orthopaedic Practice
Todd A. Irwin, MD

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Family Night Activity