Attendees can earn up to 16 continuing education credit hours for this two-day conference.
The American Society of Podiatric Surgeons is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

Target Audience:
The intended audience of the Sixth Annual ASPS Surgical Conference is Podiatrists, Podiatric Residents, Podiatric Students, and health professionals with an interest in advancing their knowledge of foot and ankle surgery.

Learning Objectives:
Utilize and explain the benefits of surgical application in everyday practice.
Assess ethical and proper use of foot and ankle surgery as a means of patient improvement.
Discuss the history of surgical intervention and review training and techniques for daily practice.
Evaluate surgical decision making based on individual cases seen in everyday practice.
Retroactively analyze perioperative decision making including timing, patient selection, and management.
Discuss the use of conservative care options and appropriate use to maximize your practice's ability to deliver optimum healthcare to your patients.
Identify surgical candidates for Charcot reconstruction.
Understand factors that determine external fixation.
Understanding external fixation benefits in Charcot joint management.
Management of external fixation post-operatively and common complications.
Learn percentage success rates for various aspects of Charcot reconstruction.
Distinguish options that may lead to more successful reconstructive maneuvers.
Enhance their knowledge of techniques used in Charcot reconstruction.
Learn new techniques to monitor the Charcot condition.
Present non-surgical treatment alternatives to Charcot pathology.
Present simple surgical options to Charcot deformities.
Know how to classify the Charcot foot.
Know the diagnostic criteria for the Charcot foot.
Know the medical and surgical treatments for the Charcot foot.
Be aware of the successes of teams to prevention amputations reported from around the world.
Identify what components constitute a center of excellence for limb salvage.
Audit a limb salvage service.
Identify the appropriate anatomy of the wound and flap options.
Identify and choose the correct muscle flap for use.
Identify the correct muscle or flap needed for tissue defect coverage.
Identify criteria for diagnosing Hallux Rigidus.
Recognize the surgical treatment options in accordance with principles in the literature for optimal fixation constructs.
Develop an understanding of outcome measures used to assess post-operative results.
Identify needs for hindfoot arthrodesis.
Identify and choose the correct muscle flap for augmentation.
Identify the anatomy of the muscle compartment and dissection harvest steps.
Learn options in dealing with stage III and IV Hallux Rigidus.
Gain insight into changing decisions for fusion in recalcitrant cases of Hallux Rigidus.
Hear statistical evidence of success rates.
Understand the options for 1st MPJ fusion and trends for implants moving from phalangeal base to 1st metatarsal head with long term results.
Develop an understanding of deformity principles as they relate to heel surgery.
Recognition of various surgical approaches and procedures to address heel pain.
Become knowledgeable of recent literature pertaining to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of heel pain.
Understand new government guidelines.
Review of recent literature regarding post-operative pain management.
Setting up post-operative pain management pre-operatively.
Evaluate osteomyelitis of the heel.
Present non-surgical treatment options to osteomyelitis.
Present surgical treatment options to osteomyelitis.
Recognize technique, reasons, and functional results of FHL transfer with posterior heel surgery.
Understand current DEMARD medications.
Be knowledgeable of recent studies regarding DEMARD risks.
Understand current Rheumatology recommendations.
Understand factors that influence decision making in surgical planning.
Understand concepts in arthrodesis techniques.
Understand surgical fusion options and influence on motion.
Understand fusions for flatfoot in your practice.
Understand clinical and radiographic evaluation of the flatfoot patient.
Determine bony and soft tissue correction for flatfoot.
Identify patients for “internal orthoses”.
Ensure all services provided within your practice are fully documented to assure reimbursement, protection from audit, and further protection from medical legal issues.
Discuss and understand some of the procedures frequently done and why they don’t have codes to match.
Increase their knowledge of Incidence of lower extremity fractures in the U.S. and risk factors that impact fracture healing.
Understand the costs of nonunion fractures and how this impacts the U.S. economy.
Understand basic bone and fracture healing.
Understand bone healing systems including: Description; Mechanism of action; Clinical evidence; Economic and other considerations.
Know how to incorporate bone stimulation in your clinical practice.

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