Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle

Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle
September 7-8, 2024

OLC Education & Conference Center 
Chicago, IL

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.

This course is intended for Doctors of Podiatric Medicine in training. Some practicing surgeons may also find this course beneficial.


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        
Dry Lab            

9:35 - 9:50 am        

9:50 - 10:10 am        
Arthroscopic Anatomy                            

10:10 - 10:30 am     
Soft Tissue Pathology                            

10:30 - 10:50 am    
Establishing Portals                            

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         
Panel Discussion                    

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        
Subtalar Arthroscopy                                

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”            

 Glenn Weinraub, DPM, FACFAS, Chair

Maryellen Brucato, DPM, FACFAS

Lisbeth Keplinger, DPM, FACFAS

Paul Goodman, DPM, FACFAS

Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, FACFAS

Kevin McCann, DPM, FACFAS

Alan MacGill, DPM, FACFAS

Kris DiNucci, 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.

$2,025     ACFAS Members/Resident Members
$2,475     Non-Members/Non-Member Residents

ACFAS must receive notice of cancellation to no later than six weeks prior to the start of the course to receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee.

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons has approved this activity for a maximum of 12.5 continuing education contact hours.

California Radiology Credit: Every hour of lecture in scientific sessions can confer up to 0.5 hour of radiology credit.

Hampton Inn & Suites
9480 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL

Hotel Room Rate 
Book online by August 10

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.