Foot and Ankle Surgical Complications and Wound Management Course



April 9-10, 2021

Start Time 9:00 am ET/8:00 am CT/7:00 am MT/6:00 am PT --  End Time 7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT
16 CECH (continuing education contact hours)

COMPLIMENTARY for all DPM’s and Podiatry Students
Education Chairman: David A. Yeager, DPM, FASPS

ASPS is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine.

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
  • Review surgical and non-surgical wound management and identify various treatments and therapies

Learning Methods

  • Didactic Lectures
  • Panel Discussions
  • Case Studies/Case-Based Presentations
  • Point/Counterpoint Discussions

Target Audience

Podiatrists, Podiatric Residents, Podiatric Students, and health professionals with an interest in advancing their knowledge of foot and ankle surgery.

Agenda & Faculty

Day 1: Friday April 9, 2021

8:00 am – 8:45 am Subtle 5th Metatarsal Fracture Complications 
Brian Burgess, DPM

  • Become aware of subtle 5th metatarsal fracture complications 
  • Review when and how to revise nonunions 
  • Understand the role of early intervention in avoiding complications 

8:45 am – 9:00 am Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

9:00 am – 9:45 am Complications of Conservative Treatment of an Ankle Fracture

Curt Martini, DPM

  • How to treat an ankle fracture conservative versus surgical treatment
  • How do you treat a long standing nonunion?
  • Understand different modalities for nonunions

9:45 am – 10:00 am Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

10:00 am – 10:45 am Talar Fracture and Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
Narendra Patel, DPM

  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of talar fractures
  • Understand diagnosis of AVN and its implications
  • Discuss surgical management of acute and chronic injuries of talar fractures

10:45 am – 11:00 am Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

11:00 am – 11:45 am Management of Neurologic Complications of Peripheral Nerves
Narendra Patel, DPM

  • Discuss techniques for nerve damage evaluation
  • List various advanced surgical procedures for nerve trauma
  • Review diagnostic techniques for nerve trauma

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break 

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Complications of Minimal Invasive Surgery in the Podiatric Practice
David Yeager, DPM, FASPS

  • The use of MIS in the podiatric setting
  • Advantages of MIS 
  • Complications of MIS

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm Complications of Total Ankle Replacement
Patrick Burns, DPM, FASPS

  • What is the right patient to perform a total ankle implant?
  • Most common complications of total ankle implants
  • What to do when the implant fails

2:40 pm – 3:20 pm Complications of Intramedullary (IM) Rod Placement
Patrick Burns, DPM, FASPS

  • The IM Rod is in, now what?
  • How to deal with an infected IM rod
  • How to deal with a nonunion with an IM rod

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

3:30 pm – 4:10 pm The Toe That Wouldn’t
Marc Jones, DPM, FASPS

  • Identify treatment options for muccoid cysts
  • Identify and compare fixation for 1st HIPJ fusions
  • Describe revision techniques for 1st HIPJ fusions

4:10 pm – 4:50 pm Management of Failed Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis
Joe George, DPM

  • How to appropriately identify, manage, and salvage foot and ankle arthrodesis
  • Appropriate removal of failed and broken hardware
  • Appropriate use of biologics
  • Use of bone stimulators

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Changes in CPT codes for 2021
Jeffery Lehrman, DPM, FASPS, MAPWCA, CPC

  • Apply the new office/other outpatient Evaluation and Management guidelines
  • Analyze the changes to CPT® coding for arthroscopic procedures
  • Choose the appropriate level Evaluation and Management service

5:45 – 6:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

6:00 pm Adjourn

Day 2: Saturday April 10, 2021

8:00 am – 8:40 am Designed with Purpose: Using 3D Nanofiber Technology to Heal Wounds

  • Understand the advantage that 3D nanofabricated polymer scaffolds have in the wound care space 
  • Describe the effect pH change has on wound healing
  • Understand the importance of ECM morphology

8:40 am – 9:20 am The Art and Science of Oxygen in Wound Care

  • Understand the role Oxygen plays in wound healing
  • Understand the science that supports cyclical pressurized topical oxygen therapy
  • Understand the "Quick Start" approach the using cyclical pressurized topical oxygen therapy

9:20 am – 9:30 am Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

9:30 am – 10:10 am Surgical Offloading of a Chronic Recurrent Diabetic Foot Ulceration Resulting in a Below Knee Amputation

Jordan Hirschi, DPM

  • Identify key risk factors for high-risk diabetic patients prior to surgical intervention
  • Discuss alternatives for post-operative wound care
  • Examine “when is it enough” and how to have the amputation conversation

10:10 am – 10:50 am Surgical Considerations and Options in Lower Extremity Preservation:  Have You Overlooked Anything?

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FFPM RCPS

  • Review consequences of amputation and importance of amputation prevention
  • Integrate biomechanics and risk factors into surgical procedure selection
  • Recognize risk factors that may lead to unsuccessful outcomes

10:50 am – 11:00 am Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

11:00 am -11:45 am Surgical Treatment of Complex Wounds Using Connective Tissue Matrix Implants

Jean Archer-Colella, DPM, FACPM, ACCWS, FAPWHc, CWS

  • Role of the Extracellular Matrix in wound healing
  • The Goal of ECM substitutes
  • Clinical Application of CTM implants
  • Key Considerations in the Use of CTM implants

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Nonunions in the Lower Extremity
Andrew Belis, DPM, FASPS

  • When to identify nonunions
  • How to classify nonunions
  • Conservative versus surgical treatment of nonunions


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Peripheral Nerve Injury Following Regional Anesthesia for Postoperative Pain Relief

Greg Foote, DPM

  • Incidence of complication following popliteal nerve block
  • Factors predisposing to peripheral nerve injury
  • Diagnosis and treatment of nerve block complications

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm The Role of Orthoplasty in Your Podiatric Practice
Edgardo Rodriguez, DPM

  • Demonstrate the need for the use of Orthoplasty in your practice
  • Complications of Orthoplasty surgery
  • Advantages of Orthoplasty surgery

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm The Use of Nitric Oxide in Clinical Medicine
Sev Hrywnak, DPM, MD

  • Learn Nitric Oxide signaling in the human body
  • What goes wrong in patients that cannot make Nitric Oxide
  • Reveal evidence-based therapeutics and nutritional strategies to restore nitric oxide production in patients to improve systemic health

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Chemical Matrixectomies: Risks, Complications, and Pearls
Melissa Lockwood, DPM

  • To better understand the role of the chemical matrixectomy in clinical setting
  • To prepare a complete consent form for these “routine” procedures and how to minimize risk as a clinician
  • To review case studies of “I wish I knew” and pearls to make a chemical matrixectomy as success

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Common Surgical Vascular Complications in the Lower Extremity
Alan Block, DPM, FASPS

  • Case studies and general awareness of vascular conditions
  • How to properly diagnose peripheral vascular disease
  • Conservative versus surgical treatment of vascular disease

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion

6:00 pm Adjourn