ASPS August Arthroscopy Course:

August 04, 2019 Chicago, Illinois
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7.5 CECH Credits

Faculty: Caroline Kiser, DPM, AASPS
Aaron Solomon, DPM, ASPS
James Whelan, DPM, AASPS

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

• Determine history and current indications for arthroscopy in the foot and ankle
• Explain physical examination and work-up relating to arthroscopic pathology
• Identify instrumentation utilized in arthroscopy, including camera and the lens
• Demonstrate proper technique and utilization of arthroscopic instruments 

• Describe proper operating room set-up for arthroscopy

    Educational Topics Will Include:

    • Joint distraction techniques Surface anatomy
    • Internal anatomy
    • Anatomic safe zones for portal placement to access ankle and subtalar  joints
    • Types and proper uses of shaver, burr, and specialized power instruments
    • Types and proper uses of manual instruments
    • Techniques to deal with soft tissue impingement and ligament repair 
    • Techniques to deal with osseous pathology, loose bodies, and exostosis
    • Techniques to address
    • Techniques for arthrodesis utilizing arthroscopy
    • Arthroscopy complications intra-op and post-op
    • Post-operative protocol and expected outcomes
    • Other potential uses of arthroscopy in the foot and ankle


      7:30 AM Breakfast
      8:00 AM Introduction
      8:30 AM Lecture: Setup, Instruments, and Basic Technique
      9:00 AM Hands-On Lab with Models
    10:00 AM Break
    10:15 AM Lecture: Soft Tissue Conditions – Synovitis, Loose Bodies
    10:45 AM Hands-On Lab with Models
    11:30 AM Break
    11:45 AM Lecture: OCD and Bone Issues
    12:15 PM Lunch
      1:00 PM Hands-On Lab with Cadavers
      3:00 PM Break
      3:15 PM Lecture: Advanced Techniques and Endoscopy – Subtalar Scopes and Fusion
      3:45 PM Hands-On Lab with Cadavers

      5:00 PM Adjourn

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