Education


Winter Meeting Program

 

February 17-20, 2022
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
Phoenix, Arizona

Program Chairs:
Daniel Guss, MD, MBA, and Casey J. Humbyrd, MD, MBE

 


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 15.0 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.
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Schedule

Click the date below to view that day's schedule. Program, faculty, and topics subject to change. To download a PDF of the meeting program, click here.

 

Thursday, February 17   |  Friday, February 18   |  Saturday, February 19   |  Sunday, February 20

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17


4:00 – 6:30 pm
Registration/Badge Pickup


5:00 – 6:30 pm
Coding and Practice Management Forum

RUC/CPT and Policy Update
Peter G. Mangone, MD

Review of Modifiers and Bunion Coding
Tye J. Ouzounian, MD; Seth W. O'Donnell, MD

Employed Physician Payment Models: Academic
Michael C. Aynardi, MD

Employed Physician Payment Models: Hospital System
David M. Beck, MD

Employed Physician Payment Models: Large Multispecialty Groups
Jason W. Rudolph, MD

Employed Physician Payment Models: Private Equity Employment
Sudheer C. Reddy, MD

Q&A: Where Do You Need Help in Coding?
TBD


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

* Spouses/partners and children with Guest Tickets may attend

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18


6:00 – 7:00 am
Breakfast/Networking


7:00 – 8:00 am
MIS and Open: When to Use the Burr, When to Use the Saw, When to Use Both
Moderators: Rebecca A. Cerrato, MD, and Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

I Took a Course or Two – Now What?
Patrick J. Maloney, MD

What I'm Still Going to Do Open
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA

What I Learned Across the Pond
Lorena Bejarano-Pineda, MD

Complications
A. Holly Johnson, MD

MIS Algorithm: How I Approach It – Past, Present, Future
TBD

Discussion


8:00 – 9:00 am
Advice to My Younger Self
Moderators: Casey J. Humbyrd, MD, MBE, and Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Panelists:
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH, MS
Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD
Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD
David B. Thordarson, MD

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


9:00 – 10:00 am
Deformity: How Do I Make Crooked Straight?
Moderators: Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD, and Ashish Shah, MD

Flatfoot in People Too Young to Vote: When/If/How
Jacob R. Zide, MD

Forefoot Adductus: When/If/How
Mohamed Mokhtar Abd-Ella, MD

Tibial Deformity
Jesse F. Doty, MD

Equinovarus/CMT: Do I Wait Until They're Symptomatic?
Max P. Michalski, MD

Friggin' Deltoid: My Fusion Looks Like the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Discussion


10:00 – 10:30 am
Break


10:30 – 11:30 am
Degenerative: It's All Worn Out
Moderators: L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, and Timothy R. Daniels, MD

1st MTP Arthritis Revisited: When Do I Fuse, When Do I Replace, What Do I Now Do Differently?
Pamela C. Luk, MD

Freiberg's and Lesser MPT Arthritis
Rachel J. Shakked, MD

The Naviculocuneiform Arthritis: Patterns and Approaches
Christopher E. Gross, MD

Coalitions in Adults
Elizabeth A. Martin, MD

Dipple vs. Triple
Meghan Kelly, MD, PhD

Discussion

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


11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Trauma
Moderators: Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD, and James R. Ficke, MD

Planning for the Future Arthritis: Incisions and Approaches
Tonya L. Dixon, MD, MPH

Diversity and Lisfranc: It's Not Just the 2nd TMT
Natalie R. Danna, MD

Knowing When to Walk Away: I Don't Operate on This Anymore
Lara C. Atwater, MD

The Fifth Metatarsal Fracture: Cavus, Adductus, Chronic, and All the Other Things I Wish Weren't There
TBD

The Other Tarsal Bones: Navicular, Cuneiform, and Cuboid
Kamran S. Hamid, MD, MPH

Discussion


12:30 – 2:30 pm
Industry Sessions (optional)

Paragon 28

Treace Medical Concepts, Inc.


12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch/Networking in the Exhibit Hall


1:30 – 5:30 pm
AFTERNOON BREAK


5:30 – 6:30 pm
Albatross Award


6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dinner Event

* Spouses/partners and children with Guest Tickets may attend

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19


6:00 – 7:00 am
Breakfast/Networking


7:00 – 8:00 am
Sports: Problems I Hate (Ahem, Strongly Dislike)
Moderators: Jeffrey D. Seybold, MD, and Thomas M. Hearty, MD, PT

Turf Toe and Sesamoids: Cast 'em or Fix 'em – The NFL Experience and Other Pearls
Gregory R. Waryasz, MD

Lesser Toes: Synovitis and Instability
Paul G. Talusan, MD

The "Non-Talus" OCD: 1st MTP and Plafond
Eric I. Ferkel, MD

Achilles: You Treated 'em and They're Weak – Now What?
Kelly K. Hynes, MD

Heel Pain in Runners: What Happens After Boot and PT?
Niall A. Smyth, MD

Discussion

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


8:00 – 9:00 am
Concurrent Research Paper Sessions

Paper Session 1A: Ankle Arthritis
Moderators: Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM, and Alan Y. Yan, MD

Relationship of Axial Alignment and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients with Total Ankle Arthroplasty Under Weightbearing CT Scan
Carolina Avilés Espinoza, MD; Consuelo Carrasco; Valentina P. Burckhardt Bravo; Cristobal Varela; Eric G. Gana; Diego Herreros; Mario I. Escudero, MD; Manuel J. Pellegrini, MD

Subtalar Joint Behavior After Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Carolina Avilés Espinoza, MD; Consuelo Carrasco; Valentina P. Burckhardt Bravo; Cristobal Varela; Diego Herreros; Eric G. Gana; Manuel J. Pellegrini, MD

What Are the Injures That Lead to Post-Traumatic Ankle Osteoarthritis? A Long-Term Retrospective Analysis of 533 Patients
Chris Cychosz, MD; Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Matthieu Lalevée, MD; William J. Lorentzen; Eli C. Auch, BS; Natalie Glass, PhD; Kepler Carvalho, MD; Phinit Phisitkul, MD; John E. Femino, MD; Donald D. Anderson; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Chemoprophylaxis Is Cost-effective in Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Brandon J. Martinazzi, BS; Gregory Kirchner; Vincenzo Bonaddio; Kristen M. Manto, BS; Chris M. Stauch, BS; Zachary Koroneos, BS; Michael C. Aynardi, MD; Paul J. Juliano, MD

Increased Complication and Hardware Removal Rates with Headed Screws in Ankle or Subtalar Arthrodesis
Evan Bailey; Caroline P. Hoch; Jonathan B. Goodloe, MD; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; Christopher E. Gross, MD

Discussion

Paper Session 1B: AAFD
Moderator: Thomas G. Harris, MD

Predictors of Deformity in Patients with Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity and Valgus of the Ankle
Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Matthieu Lalevée, MD; Victoria Vivtcharenko, BS; Kepler Carvalho, MD; Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD; John E. Femino, MD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Does Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction Correlate with Overall Foot Deformity in Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity?
Matthieu Lalevée, MD; Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Kepler Carvalho, MD; Jennifer S. Walt, MD; Victoria Vivtcharenko, BS; Tutku Tazegul, BBME; Francois Lintz, MD, MSc, FEBOT; Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Surgical Correction of Peritalar Subluxation and Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Prospective Comparative Outcome Study in Flexible Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity
Kepler Carvalho, MD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD; Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Matthieu Lalevée, MD; Francois Lintz, MD, MSc, FEBOT; Kristian Buedts, MD; Andrew J. Goldberg, OBE, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Jonathan T. Deland, MD; John E. Femino, MD; Donald D. Anderson; Jennifer S. Walt, MD; Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD

Return to Physical Activity following Flatfoot Reconstruction
Robert Fuller; Stephanie K. Eble; Jonathan Day, MD; Lavan Rajan; Agnes D. Cororaton; Jonathan T. Deland, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD

Ability of the Posterior Tibial Tendon to Restore Foot Alignment in Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity: A Computational Study
Hamed Malakoutikhah, PhD(c); Erdogan Madenci, PhD; L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD

Discussion


9:00 – 10:00 am
Concurrent Research Paper Sessions

Paper Session 2A: Potpourri
Moderator: Anthony Ndu, MD

Nerve Complications after Regional Anesthesia in Foot and Ankle Surgery Avoiding the Popliteal Fossa
Ania Bartholomew; Michael Ciesa; Tyler Slone; Nicholas A. Cheney, DO; Brian C. Clark

Influence of Weight-Bearing Computed Tomography in the New Staging System of Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity Classification
Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Hee Young Lee; Amanda Ehret; Matthieu Lalevée, MD; Caleb J. Iehl, BS; Kepler Carvalho, MD; Mark S. Myerson, MD; Kristian Buedts, MD; Francois Lintz, MD MSc FEBOT; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Optimizing the Impact of Your Foot and Ankle Research: Publication Trends in the Orthopedic Literature
Michael A. Hewitt; Sara E. Buckley, DO; Mingjie Zhu, DAOM, MPH; Shuyuan Li, MD, PhD; Mark S. Myerson, MD; Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Investigating the Presence of Connective Tissue Progenitor Cells within the Retrocalcaneal Bursa
Anna Jorgensen; Owen P. Karsmarski; Benjamin C. Hawthorne; Mary Beth McCarthy; Francine Zeng; Jillian L. Mazzocca; Lauren E. Geaney, MD

Intra and Interobserver Reliability of the New Classification System of Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity
Hee Young Lee; Nacime S. Mansur, MD; Matthieu Lalevée, MD; Kevin N. Dibbern, PhD; Mark S. Myerson, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD; John E. Femino, MD; Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

Discussion

Paper Session 2B: Forefoot
Moderators: Irvin Oh, MD, and Daniel K. Moon, MD, MBA

The Influence of Concomitant Hammertoe Correction on Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Hallux Valgus Correction
Lavan Rajan; Robert Fuller; Jiaqi Zhu; Tonya W. An, MD; Scott J. Ellis, MD

Do Preoperative PROMIS Scores Predict Postoperative Outcomes in Hallux Rigidus Patients Undergoing Cheilectomy?
Lavan Rajan; Matthew S. Conti; Robert Fuller; Agnes D. Cororaton; Scott J. Ellis, MD

Early Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Chevron/Akin Osteotomy for Symptomatic Hallux Valgus Deformity
Naji S. Madi, MD; Jacob R. Braunstein, MD; Amanda N. Fletcher, MD, MS; George Doumat; Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

Effect of Prior Joint-sparing Surgery on Outcomes of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion for Treatment of Hallux Rigidus
Lavan Rajan; Robert Fuller; Jiaqi Zhu; Scott J. Ellis, MD

Metatarsal Head Resection: Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chad Willis; Ashish Shah, MD; Zachary Littlefield; Matthew Young; Kevin S. Luque-Sanchez; Srihari R. Prahad; Pallavi Nair; Sunhith Donti; Sean Young

Discussion


10:00 – 10:30 am
BREAK


10:30 – 11:30 am
Concurrent Research Paper Sessions

Paper Session 3A: Sports
Moderators: Peter G. Mangone, MD, and Bopha Chrea, MD

Role of the Lateral Ankle Ligaments in the Vertical Stability of the Fibula
Jorge Filippi, MD, MBA; Paulina Gutierrez; Rony A. Silvestre; Gonzalo F. Bastias, MD; Jose Ignacio Quezada Morales; Rodrigo Melo, MD; Gerardo Munoz, MD, CAE; Natalio R. Cuchacovich Mikenberg, MD

Biomechanical Comparison of Fibertape Device versus Cannulated Screw for Ligamentous Lisfranc Injury in a Cadaveric Model
Zachary Koroneos, BS; Kristen M. Manto, BS; Brandon J. Martinazzi, BS; Chris M. Stauch, BS; Shawn M. Bifano, MD; Gregory Lewis, PhD; Michael C. Aynardi, MD

No Difference in Return to Duty between Minimally Invasive, Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Repair, and Nonoperative Functional Rehabilitation in Active Duty Military Members
Jordan Tropf; Andres S. Piscoya; Alexander Lundy; Sarah Nelson; Tobin T. Eckel, MD

Realignment Surgery for Failed Osteochondral Autologous Transplantation in Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus Associated with Malalignment
Jaeyoung Kim, MD; Jesse Seilern und Aspang; Kim Ji-Beom, MD; Jonathan Day, MD; Oliver Gagné, MD; Woo-Chun Lee, MD

Success Rate of Non-Operative Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
Bryce F. Kunkle; Nicholas A. Baxter; Caroline P. Hoch; Alexander Caughman; John Barcel; Daniel J. Scott, MD, MBA; Christopher E. Gross, MD

Discussion

Paper Session 3B: Trauma
Moderator: Robert R. Gorman, MD

Impact of Weber B Fracture Displacement on Medial Clear Space Volume: How Much Displacement Matters?
Rohan Bhimani, MD, MBA; Marguerite A. Mullen; Soheil Ashkani-Esfahani, MD; Gregory R. Waryasz, MD; Gino Kerkhoffs, MD; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD; Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Osteochondral and Ligament Injury Patterns in Ankle Fractures: A Prospective Multi-center Study
Dominic S. Carreira, MD; Daniel B. Shaw; Thomas G. Harris, MD; Kirk A. McCullough, MD; Christopher D. Kreulen, MD, MS; RobRoy Martin; Jorge I. Acevedo, MD

Inclusion of a Visual Aid Improves Surgeon and Trainee Accuracy when Evaluating Images for Ankle Syndesmosis Repair
Chloe L. Baratta, BS; Jose L. Zermeno Salinas; Karley D. Baringer; Jennifer A. Nichols; Christopher W. Reb, DO

Maximizing the Accuracy and Speed of the Detection of Isolated Syndesmotic Instability using Artificial Intelligence in Weight-bearing CT Interpretation
Soheil Ashkani-Esfahani, MD; Reza Mojahed-Yazdi; Rohan Bhimani, MD, MBA; Gregory R. Waryasz, MD; Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD; Daniel Guss, MD, MBA

Locked IMNs Provides Superior Functional Outcomes and Lower Complication Rates Than Plate Fixation of Distal Fibula Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies
Ahmed K. Attia, MD; Aly Fayed; Karim Mahmoud Khamis, MBBCh; Sameh (Sam) A. Labib, MD; Umur Aydogan, MD; Paul J. Juliano, MD

Discussion


11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ask the Expert All-Stars: Expert-led Discussion on Top Cases from the AOFAS "Ask the Expert" Sessions
Moderator: Amgad M. Haleem, MD, PhD

Panelists:
Michael S. Aronow, MD
Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
J. Chris Coetzee, MD
Bruce E. Cohen, MD
J. Kent Ellington, MD, MS
Richard D. Ferkel, MD
Kenneth J. Hunt, MD
John G. Kennedy, MD
Harold B. Kitaoka, MD
Sandra E. Klein, MD
Simon Lee, MD
James E.W. Meeker, MD
Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD
Judith W. Smith, MD, MBA


1:00 – 3:00 pm
Industry Sessions (optional)

Bioventus LLC


1:00 – 5:30 pm
AFTERNOON BREAK


5:30 – 6:30 pm
Team Building and Kids Night

* All guests and family members are invited to participate!

Competitive Legos vs. Play-doh

Trivia


6:30 – 9:00 pm
DINNER BREAK
(on your own)


9:00 – 10:00 pm
Fireside Chats: Clinical Topics

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20


7:00 – 8:30 am
The First Rule of Fight Club Is You Do Not Talk About Fight Club

Biologics: Special Sauce or All About the Benjamins?
Sheldon S. Lin, MD; James R. Holmes, MD

TAR: "Ain't No Deformity High Enough" – One Step vs. Two Step
Mark E. Easley, MD; Anish R. Kadakia, MD


8:30 – 10:00 am
Farewell Breakfast

* Spouses/partners and children with Guest Tickets may attend