New Advances in Sports and Forefoot/MIS: What's New and What's Next?

AOFAS OnDemand Course
Chairs: Mark L. Hagy, MD, and Tyler A. Gonzalez, MD, MBA


Expand your knowledge and earn credit on your schedule with the new AOFAS OnDemand Course, New Advances in Sports and Forefoot/MIS: What's New and What's Next? The course consists of two modules that you can complete at any time. Each module includes five sessions led by leaders in foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery.

Faculty from each module will be available on the course discussion board to respond to questions and cases for one month after their module launches. Attendees are encouraged to interact with faculty and each other via Q&A or course chat.

Registration Fees

The price below includes access to the full course (both modules) through May 31, 2024.

  • AOFAS Members: $175

  • Nonmembers: $225

  • Orthopaedic Residents/Fellows and Medical Students: $40*

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* Nonmember medical students, residents, and fellows must be verified by AOFAS prior to registering. Please fax program verification to 847-692-3315.

Forefoot Module

The forefoot module will focus on minimally invasive surgical (MIS) procedures/techniques and the MIS options for treating these complex issues.


Lesser Toe Deformities
Jonathan R.M. Kaplan, MD

Hallux Valgus
Oliver N. Schipper, MD

Hallux Rigidus
Amiethab A. Aiyer, MD

Hallux Varus
Edward T. Haupt, MD

Lesser Metatarsal Plantar Plate Injuries/Turf Toe
M. Truitt Cooper, MD

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand common problems in the forefoot

  • Understand new minimally invasive surgical techniques in forefoot surgery

  • Present advanced treatment methodologies in the forefoot

Sports Module

The sports module will focus on the most up-to-date methods to diagnose and treat athletes and ways to advance rehabilitation in common athletic injuries. Additionally, the module will discuss minimally invasive options for common problems in athletes, such as insertional Achilles tendinopathy and Achilles tendon tears.

Faculty will be available in the discussion thread to respond to questions and cases through May 31, 2023.


Lisfranc Injuries
Anny C. Hsu, MD

Syndesmotic Injuries
J. Benjamin Jackson III, MD, MBA

Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy and Haglund's Deformity
Tyler A. Gonzalez, MD, MBA

Ankle Instability
Jess H. Mullens, MD

Achilles Tear
Kenneth W. DeFontes III, MD

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the most up-to-date treatment algorithms for common sports injuries

  • Obtain new perspectives and ways to return athletes to play after various foot and ankle surgeries

  • Gain current literature-based knowledge to advance your diagnostic and treatment skill

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 enduring activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.