Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle
December 9-10, 2023
These interactive two-day, hands-on courses are each led by a faculty of skilled arthroscopy surgeons and gives you the opportunity to learn and practice established and cutting-edge techniques in surgery for the foot and ankle.
The course features 9+ hours of hands-on laboratory time with the latest equipment and techniques on fresh cadaver specimens. Lecture presentations will be enhanced with videos of actual arthroscopic cases. There will be ample opportunity for interaction with faculty. One cadaver per two registrants.
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Jonathan J. Sharpe, DPM, FACFAS
Jeffrey R. Baker, DPM, FACFAS
Richard Derner, DPM, FACFAS
Michael A. Gentile, DPM, FACFAS
Daniel Logan, DPM, FACFAS
Alan Ng, DPM, FACFAS
Matthew D. Sorensen, DPM, FACFAS
Michael H. Theodoulou, DPM, FACFAS
Jennifer Van, DPM, FACFAS
- Refine arthroscopic techniques of the ankle and subtalar joint, with a focus on motor skill development.
- Identify and understand indications for arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery.
- Effectively perform soft tissue techniques including synovectomy, fibrous band resection, and gutter debridement.
- Be able to approach, resect and saucerize medial and lateral talar dome lesions.
- Be able to retrieve loose bodies in the ankle and be introduced to arthroscopic excision of the os trigonum.
- Be introduced to arthroscopy of the small joints of the foot.
- Understand the risks and complications of foot and ankle arthroscopy and their management.
- Manage patient cases involving staging principles, intra-op positioning, and fluoroscopy methods.
7:30 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 8:10 am
Welcome, Introduction and “The Rules”
8:10 - 8:50 am
Practical Aspects of Arthroscopy – Faculty Roundtable Discussion
8:50 - 9:05 am
Overview of Tower equipment, table instrumentation – Live Demo
9:05 - 9:35 am
9:35 - 9:50 am
9:50 - 10:10 am
10:10 - 10:30 am
Soft Tissue Pathology
10:30 - 10:50 am
10:50 - 11:00 am
Summary/Q&A – Morning lectures & dry lab
11:00 - 11:30 am
11:30 - 11:40 am
Lab: Establishing portals: Live Demo
11:40 am - 12:40 pm
Basic Ankle Lab
12:40 - 1:00 pm
Arthroscopic Management of Anterior Ankle Impingement: Soft tissue and Bone
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Arthroscopy of OCD
1:30 - 1:45 pm
1:45 - 2:45 pm
Anterior Ankle Impingement and OCD Microfracture Lab
2:45 - 3:15 pm
Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis
3:15 - 3:35 pm
Miscellaneous Procedures (Tendoscopy, small joint arthroscopy, etc.)
3:35 - 3:45 pm
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Ankle Arthrodesis & Miscellaneous Procedures Lab
5:15 - 6:15 pm
Review of Day 1 Techniques/Procedures
Faculty Roundtable Discussion – Management of OLT
7:30 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 8:15 am
Welcome to Day 2/Review of Day 1/Q&A
8:15 - 8:30 am
Complications of Arthroscopy
8:30 - 8:45 am
8:45 - 9:05 am
Posterior Ankle and Subtalar Joint Pathology
9:05 - 9:20 am
9:20 - 9:30 am
Subtalar Arthroscopy (Anterior Approach) – Live Demo
9:30 - 10:15 am
Subtalar Arthroscopy (Anterior Approach) – Lab
10:15 - 10:25 am
Posterior Ankle and Subtalar Arthroscopy – Live Demo
10:25 - 10:05 am
Posterior Ankle and Subtalar Arthroscopy – Lab
10:05 - 10:30 am
Arthroscopic Assisted Trauma Surgery
10:30 - 10:55 am
Subtalar Arthroscopic Arthrodesis – Lecture and Live Demo
10:55 am - 12:00 pm
Subtalar Arthroscopic Arthrodesis – Lab
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Lab: Ankle and Subtalar Joint “Take Down”/Dissection”
$2,025 ACFAS Members/Resident Members
$2,475 Non-Members/Non-Member Residents
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Educationas a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The American College of Foot and AnkleSurgeons has approved each of these activities for a maximum of 14 continuing education contact hours.
California Radiology Credit: Every hour of lecture in scientific sessions can confer up to 0.5 hour of radiologycredit.
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Book online by November 13