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23rd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Courses
23rd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Courses
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
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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:
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
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
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
you have submitted your online registration. If you are not using your own personal credit card to charge the fees, please visit
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:
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
) for instructions.
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