Basic Learning Pathway: Trauma 1 – Forefoot

Learning Objectives of this Pathway:

  • Describe surgical and non-surgical approaches for forefoot fractures.
  • Recognize and recall bone healing principles.
  • Identify different surgical techniques for the management of forefoot trauma.
  • Recall various methods for post-operative care.
  • Assess best modalities to achieve optimal outcomes and prevent complications.

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Day 1:
 

Clinical Sessions:
Interaction of Mechanics and Biology for Optimal Bone Healing

Surgical Technique Videos:
Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Metatarsal Fractures

 

Podcasts:

 

E-Book Chapters:
Trauma of the Foot and Ankle e-Book

  • Chapter 1 – General Trauma Assessment
  • Chapter 2 – Soft Tissue Envelope
  • Chapter 15 – Lacerations
  • Chapter 3 – Tendon Ruptures: EHL and EDL tendons
  • Chapter 5 – Digital Fractures
  • Chapter 6 – Metatarsal Fractures

  JFAS Articles:

Day 2

Clinical Sessions:

Surgical Technique Videos:

Podcasts:

E-Book Chapters:

Trauma of the Foot and Ankle e-Book

  • Chapter 7 – Lisfranc Fractures/Dislocation
  • Chapter 13 – Compartment Syndrome in the Foot and Ankle
  • Chapter 16 – Open Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
  • Chapter 17 – Pediatric Fractures: Digital and Hallux Fractures
  • Chapter 17 – Pediatric Fractures: Metatarsal Fractures
  • Chapter 18 – Gunshot Wounds

JFAS Articles:


The ACFAS learning pathways are a tool to be used by residency directors, fellowship directors and school faculty to aid with didactic learning during the COVID-19 crisis. They are not intended to replace a curriculum, but to supplement student and resident education during this time of need. The learning pathways are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories. Pathways have been organized into specific topics that have a variety of educational materials from the ACFAS On Demand course content. They also include journal articles with links primarily from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS).

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