23rd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Courses

Baltimore, Maryland
23rd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Courses

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
United States

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This course has been the standard in teaching lower extremity alignment for the past two decades. It is intended for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and allied health professionals who treat long bone deformities. No prior experience is required.

The course features lectures, deformity planning sessions, hands-on labs, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentation, and a internationally renowned faculty. We will introduce basic and advance limb reconstruction concepts including limb alignment, limb lengthening, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixations. Highlights include:
  • Hands-on labs.
  • Break-out sessions for orthopedists and foot/ankle specialists
  • On the final day, dedicated time will be spent using Bone Ninja, and iPad app teaching tool developed by Dr. Shawn Standard and Dr. John Herzenberg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. This app is designed to help surgeons learn to analyze long bone deformities.*
  • Newest Version of the Multiplier App for the prediction of values at maturity: upper and lower limb length discrepancy, bone length, lower extremity length, height (for those with and without achondroplasia), etc.
  • Interactive adult, pediatric, and foot case presentation sessions led by attendees: bring you case presentations in PowerPoint or Keynote format on USB/flash drive-no laptops, please.
*Note: Please bring your iPad or iPad mini. If you do not own an iPad, you will be able to follow along using worksheets. All registrants for the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course will receive the Bone Ninja app for free. To receive the free app, you must download it between August 30 and September 2.

Attendees of the 2012 Course came from 28 countries and 24 states in the USA.

Our goals are to introduce basic and advanced concepts in limb alignment, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixation for limb reconstruction, including lengthening and realignment.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Single-level and double-level tibial and femoral deformities
  • Sagittal and oblique plane deformities
  • Rotational deformities
  • Foot and ankle deformities
  • Monolateral/circular external fixation
  • Gait implications for angular and rotational deformities
  • Measurement of deformity on plain film and digital radiographs
  • Surgical techniques for lower extremity osteotomies, soft tissue releases, and flap coverage
  • Consequences of joint malorientation and malalignment
  • Fixator-assisted plating and nailing
  • Limb lengthening techniques
Following completion of this four-day event, participants will be able to:
  • Describe simple and complex pediatric and adult lower-limb deformities
  • Interpret advances in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction
  • Effectively perform osteotomy techniques
  • Understand the methodology of minimally invasive internal and external fixation
  • Identify and evaluate alternatives for the treatment of deformities from hip, knee, ankle, and foot contractures
  • Understand electronic media technology for deformity correction
Pre-Courses, Thursday, August 29th, 2013:
- Basic Ponseti Method
- Cadaver Lab: Osteotomies, Flaps, and Safe Zones
*Because two pre-courses are offered simultaneously, registrants may select only one pre-course.

Post-Course, Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013:
- Intermediate Taylor Spatial Frame

Contact Information

  • Madeline Bacon
    Phone: 1.410.601.9798
    Email: mbacon@lifebridgehealth.org

Payment Instructions

    • All credit card charges (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) will appear on your statement as "Baltimore Course Sinai." If there is a problem with processing, you will be notified once you have submitted your online registration. If you are not using your own personal credit card to charge the fees, please visit www.DeformityCourse.com to download, complete, and fax (+1.410.601.0585) the Third Party/Shipping Credit Card Authorization Form so that we have a valid signature on file.
    • To pay by check, make check payable in US funds to: "Limb Deformity Course" and mail to:
      Madeline Bacon
      Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
      Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
      Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
      2401 West Belvedere Avenue
      Baltimore, Maryland  21215  USA
    • For wire transfers, please contact Madeline Bacon (tel: 410.601.9798 or mbacon@lifebridgehealth.org) for instructions.
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