2018 Specialty Day

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Preliminary Program 

Register for Specialty Day

(Advance registration will be accepted with your AAOS registration until the deadline on Jan 24, 2018.)

Target Audience

This meeting is designed for orthopaedic surgeons and is bene­ficial to related allied health care professionals. OTA has created the program based on stated needs and interests expressed from previous Specialty Day attendee evaluations.

Educational Objectives

• To apply prominent recent studies in the orthopaedic literature to enhance decision-making and maximize outcomes in fracture management.
• To analyze and incorporate into practice modern fixation techniques.
• To de­fine the complexities of providing geriatric fracture care and identify optimal treatment strategies.
• To apply evidence-based medicine and expert experience in the decision-making process for di‑ cult injuries.
• To summarize weight bearing recommendations after fracture management.


Credit Hours

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Committee Leadership
William M. Ricci, MD, OTA President
Michael T. Archdeacon, MD
Kenneth A. Egol, MD
Michael J. Gardner, MD
Pierre Guy, MD
Michael D. McKee, MD
Robert F. Ostrum, MD


7:25 am – 7:30 am  Welcome
               William M. Ricci, MD, OTA President
7:30 am – 8:05 am          
               Session I: Five Papers Published in the Last Twelve Months That Will Change Your Practice

8:05 am – 9:07 am          
Session II: Ankle Fracture Controversies: Syndesmosis, Posterior Malleolus, Medial Malleolus & Deltoid, and Hardware Removal
8:05 am – 8:12 am Syndesmosis I: How to Diagnose Subtle Injuries and When to Fix
               Kenneth A. Egol, MD
8:12 am – 8:19 am Syndesmosis II: Reduction Tips (Clamp Orientation and Force)
               Christopher M. McAndrew, MD, MSc
8:19 am – 8:26 am Syndesmosis III: How to Fix (Screw(s) or Suture)
               David W. Sanders, MD
8:26 am – 8:36 am Discussion
8:36 am – 8:43 am Posterior Malleolus: When and How to Fix
               Anna N. Miller, MD, FACS
8:43 am – 8:50 am Medial Injuries: Fixation of Medial Malleolus Fractures and the Status of Deltoid Repair
               Thomas F. Higgins, MD
8:50 am – 8:57 am Hardware Removal: If and When
               Dean G. Lorich, MD

8:57 am – 9:07 am Discussion
9:07 am – 9:27 am Break

9:27 am – 10:27 am Session III: Tips and Tricks (Reduction Techniques, Blocking Screws, Soft Tissue Management,Etc.)
               Moderator: Paul Tornetta, III, MD
9:27 am – 9:37 am Strategic Use of Reduction Clamps
               Matt L. Graves, MD
9:37 am – 9:47 am Use of Mini Plates as Reduction Aids
               Paul Tornetta, III, MD
9:47 am – 9:57 am Blocking Screws
               Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS
9:57 am – 10:07 am Ex Fix Pin Management to Avoid Infection
               J. Tracy Watson, MD
10:07 am – 10:17 am Restoring Rotation and Alignment in the Highly Displaced Femoral Shaft Fracture
               Timothy S. Achor, MD
10:17 am – 10:27 am Avoiding Varus in Proximal Humerus Fractures
               Michael J. Gardner, MD

10:27 am – 11:22 am Session IV: Periprosthetic Fractures and Controversies
               Moderator: William M. Ricci, MD
10:27 am – 10:37 am Fixation Techniques for Vancouver B Fractures
               Hobie Summers, MD
10:37 am – 10:47 am Role of Revision Arthroplasty in Vancouver B Fractures
               Emil H. Schemitsch, MD
10:47 am – 10:57 am Tips for Management of Distal Femur Periprosthetic Fractures
               Brett D. Crist, MD, FACS
10:57 am – 11:12 am Periprosthetic Cases
               William M. Ricci, MD

11:12 am – 11:22 am Discussion
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch (OTA Members-Only Business Meeting)

12:30 pm – 1:05 pm
Session V: Papers You Need to Know About: 2017 OTA Annual Meeting Highlights
               Moderators: Michael D. McKee, MD and Michael J. Gardner, MD
12:30 pm – 12:37 pm Bovill Award Paper Presentation
               Introduction: William M. Ricci, MD
12:37 pm – 1:05 pm 2017 OTA Annual Meeting Highlights
               Michael D. McKee, MD and Michael J. Gardner, MD

1:05 pm – 2:00 pm Session VI: Status of Weight Bearing Recommendations (Case Based with Audience Response System – What Would You Do With This Patient?)
               Moderator: William T. Obremskey, MD,MPH
1:05 pm – 1:12 pm Case 1 – Ankle Fracture
               Niloofar Dehghan, MD, MSc, FRCSC
1:12 pm – 1:19 pm Case 2 – Distal Femur Fracture
               Michael J. Gardner, MD
1:19 pm – 1:26 pm Case 3 – When is it Safe to Drive?
               Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD, FACS
1:26 pm – 1:36 pm Discussion
1:36 pm – 1:43 pm Case 4 – Humeral Shaft Fracture with Associated Lower Extremity Fracture
               Philip R. Wolinsky, MD
1:43 pm – 1:50 pm Case 5 – Clavicle Fracture with Associated Lower Extremity Fracture
               Kyle J. Jeray, MD

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm Discussion
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Break

2:20 pm – 3:40 pm Session VII: Expert Panel: How I Learned From My Tough Cases
               Moderator: Michael T. Archdeacon, MD
2:20 pm – 2:30 pm Tough Case 1: Atypical Femur Fracture Gone Bad
               Donald A. Wiss, MD
2:30 pm – 2:40 pm Tough Case 2 - Comminuted Intertroch/Subtroch in an Obese Patient
               Robert F. Ostrum, MD
2:40 pm – 2:50 pm Tough Case 3 - Comminuted Proximal Forearm/Olecranon Fracture
               David S. Wellman, MD
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm Tough Case 4 - Smashed Patella Fracture
               David P. Barei, MD, FRSC

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Tough Case 5 - Combined Pelvis/Acetabular Fracture

               Michael T. Archdeacon, MD

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm Tough Case 6 - Atypical Femur Fracture Gone Bad

               Donald A. Wiss, MD

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Tough Case 7 – Highly Displaced ExtraArticular Proximal Tibial Fracture

               Eric Kubiak, MD

3:30 pm – 3:40 pm Tough Case 8 – Unexpectedly Infected Recalcitrant Nonunion

               Daniel S. Horwitz, MD

3:40 pm – 4:40 pm Session VIII: Special Consideration for Geriatric Fractures Moderator:

               Pierre Guy, MD, MBA

3:40 pm – 3:50 pm Case 1 – Geriatric Acetabular Fracture (Why I Treated it Non-Op)

               Cory A. Collinge, MD

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm Case 2 – Geriatric Acetabular Fracture (Why I Fix and/or Replace)

               Andrew H. Schmidt, MD

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm Case 3 – Geriatric Diabetic Ankle Fracture (What I do Differently)

               Timothy O. White, MD, FRCS

4:10 pm – 4:20 pm Case 4 – Geriatric Distal Humerus Fracture (When I Fix and When I Replace)

                Michael D. McKee, MD

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm Case 5 - Geriatric Severely Depressed Tibial Plateau Fracture

                Tim Chesser, MD, FRCS

4:30 pm – 4:40 pm Case 6 - Severely Osteoporotic Femoral Neck Fracture

                Thomas A. (Toney) Russell, MD

4:40 pm – 4:45 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

William M. Ricci, MD