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Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

29th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course - August 21-25, 2019

Online registration is now open for the three-day Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, three pre-courses, and one post-course. You can also register by printing out the registration form and sending the completed form to the fax number or to the mailing address that is listed on the form. If you are not using your own personal credit card to charge the fees, please complete and return the Third Party Credit Card Authorization Form so that we have a valid signature on file.

The Course brochure provides useful information about the courses, venue, and registration.

The Corporate Support and Exhibitor Opportunities brochure contains information for companies and organizations who are interested in the 2019 Course.

Please see below for more information about our 2019 courses, course venue, travel options, and contact information.

Dr. Noman Siddiqui, Dr. Michael Assayag, and Dr. Shawn Standard with participants at the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

29th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

Dates: Thursday, August 22, through Saturday, August 24, 2019
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Michael Assayag, MD, Christopher Bibbo, MD, Janet Conway, MD, Philip McClure, MD, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Shawn Standard, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 27.5
CECH Credits: 27.5
Registration Fee: $1,275–$1,695
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  • Basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts:
    • Limb alignment
    • Limb lengthening
    • Corrective osteotomies
    • Internal and external fixation
  • Intended for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and allied health professionals who treat lower extremity deformities. No prior experience required.
  • The 2018 Course was attended by more than 375 attendees from 44 foreign countries and 31 U.S. states.
  • Highlights of the 2019 course will include:
    • Hands-on sawbone labs (internal and external fixation)
    • Interactive adult, pediatric, and foot participant case presentations
    • Internationally renowned faculty
    • Option to choose a lab group that focuses on adult orthopedics, pediatric orthopedics, or foot/ankle applications (group assignments based on early registration)
    • Option to choose break-out sessions on adult, pediatric, and foot/ankle topics
    • Innovative apps:
      • Multiplier: This free app predicts values at maturity (upper and lower limb length discrepancy, bone length, lower extremity length, height, and epiphysiodesis timing)
      • Bone Ninja: This iPad app teaching tool was developed by Drs. Standard and Herzenberg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. The Bone Ninja is designed to help surgeons analyze deformities. Note: Please bring your iPad. If you do not own an iPad, you will be able to rent one for three days (advanced reservation required). All registrants of the three-day Baltimore Limb Deformity Course will receive a registration fee discount that they can apply to the purchase of the Bone Ninja app.

Dr. Christopher Bibbo, Dr. Philip McClure, and Dr. Janet Conway with participants at the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab: To the Tibia and Below!

Full, but Accepting Names for Wait List
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Course Times: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Directors: Noman Siddiqui, DPM, Christopher Bibbo, DO, and Michael Assayag, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 6.75
CECH Credits: 6.75
Registration Fee: $995

  • Deformity correction applications for the foot and ankle
  • Bony and soft-tissue procedures, including peroneal and hemisoleus muscle flaps and medial plantar artery flap
  • Percutaneous osteotomies (Gigli saw): distal tibia and midfoot
  • Baumann and Vulpius procedures for gastrocnemius-soleus recession
  • Percutaneous anterior compartment fasciotomy
  • Peroneal nerve decompression
  • Tarsal tunnel decompression
  • Posterior tibial tendon transfer
  • Application of circular external fixation

Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab: Complex Pediatric Hip/Pelvis Surgery

Full, but Accepting Names for Wait List
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Course Times: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Director: Shawn Standard, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 8.75
Registration Fee: $1,250

  • Dr. Standard will lead a small group of participants through a rigorous, hands-on course that will demonstrate advanced surgical reconstruction techniques of the pediatric hip.
  • The morning will be dedicated to lectures on surgical techniques.
  • The afternoon will be spent performing complex lower limb surgical techniques on cadaveric specimens and bone models. Participants will use fluoroscopic and surgical equipment throughout the hands-on cadaver and bone model portions of the lab.
  • Techniques will include surgical dislocation, acetabular osteotomies, varus/valgus osteotomies with blade plates, and the Morscher osteotomy.

Pre-Course: Ponseti @ 20

Limited Registration
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Course Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Director: John Herzenberg, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 9
CECH Credits: 9
Registration Fee: $475–$695

  • Approximately 130,000 infants with congenital clubfoot are born worldwide each year. The goal of this pre-course is to review where we stand a little more than two decades into the gradual adoption and acceptance of the Ponseti method as an effective, inexpensive treatment. Newer applications, including vertical talus and teratologic/atypical feet, will be covered.
  • Performing extensive surgery to treat clubfoot often leads to poor results. The late Dr. Ignacio Ponseti determined that idiopathic clubfoot in an otherwise normal child can be corrected in less than three months by performing manipulations and casting. Minimal surgery or no surgery is required. At long-term follow-up, feet treated by the Ponseti method tend to be strong, flexible, and free of pain. The course format will include lectures, a hands-on workshop, discussions, and patient demonstrations.

Post-Course: Six-Axis Deformity Correction: Boot Camp

Limited Registration
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Course Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Chairs: Philip McClure, MD, and John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Michael Assayag, MD, Janet Conway, MD, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Shawn Standard, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 7.75
CECH Credits: 7.75
Registration Fee: $425–$525

  • Back by popular demand, this intense course will focus on deformity analysis, planning, and correction using six-axis frames. Each small group of participants will work with a dedicated instructor to plan and correct 10 deformities during this one-day course. During the afternoon session, participants will be able to focus on either orthopedic cases or foot and ankle cases.
  • The six-axis frames will be pre-mounted on deformed sawbones and then given to each group. Participants will be provided with the same information that a surgeon has after mounting the frame: strut numbers, strut lengths, and mounting x-rays obtained in the operating room.
  • The groups will analyze the deformities, plan the corrections, enter the data into the software program, and then perform the corrections.

Baltimore Limb Deformity Course participants during pre- and post-courses: foot/ankle cadaver lab, hip/pelvis cadaver lab, clubfoot/Ponseti method, and six-axis deformity correction

Hotel Information

The course venue is the Four Seasons Hotel (200 International Drive) in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The chic hotel is located 20 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and 90 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). NOTE: Our discounted room block at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is sold-out; fear not, as these nice hotels are all within a 5-minute walk:


For those driving to the Four Seasons Hotel daily, we have arranged for a discounted daytime valet parking rate of $10/day. This rate does not apply to self-parking during the day or to overnight parking (currently $40 for valet and $32 for self-parking per night).

Getting to Our Course

Estimated cost* of SuperShuttle transportation to Four Seasons Hotel from:

*actual pricing may vary

Course Materials Order Form

Covers of The Art of Limb Alignment and The Art of Limb Alignment: Taylor Spatial Frame textbooks

Click here to download an order form if you are interested in purchasing either of our textbooks (The Art of Limb Alignment and The Art of Limb Alignment: Taylor Spatial Frame), DVDs/USBs of past courses, or other course materials. The Art of Limb Alignment is available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.

Contact Information

Please contact Madeline Bacon with any questions about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.

Phone: +1.410.601.9798
Fax: +1.410.601.0585

Mailing Address:
Madeline Bacon
Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA

Baltimore Limb Deformity Course participants learning how to use various external fixators

American Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend or to participate, please fax (1.410.601.0585) notification of your needs at least 30 days in advance of your arrival.

Accreditation Statement for CME

LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

LifeBridge Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 44.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Podiatric Medical Association

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and LifeBridge Health. APMA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. APMA has approved this activity for a maximum of 44.25 continuing education contact hours (CECH).

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a LifeBridge Health Center, to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. All faculty participating in sponsored or jointly sponsored programs by Sinai Hospital of Baltimore are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). In accordance with the ACCME requirements on disclosure information, relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the Course.

CME Committee Disclosures

The following LifeBridge Health Continuing Medical Education Committee members and their spouses/partners have no financial interest or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients: Ashley Adolph; Madeline Bacon; Eric Buchner, MD; Karen Engstrom, MD; Tina Gionet; Sylvia Horasek; Mark Katlic, MD, Kimberley Lang; Diane Maloney-Krichmar, PhD; Geralyn O’Reilly, MD; Allan Pristoop, MD; Wendy Robinson, CHCP; Richard Rohrs, PA-C; Maryjo Sidebottom; Tzipora Sofare, MA; Asha Thomas, MD; Teresa Wilson, CPMSM; Joshua Wolf, MD; and Elizabeth Zadzielski, MD.

Baltimore Limb Deformity Course participants learning how to use various external fixators

What Participants Are Saying About the 2018 Course

  • “Outstanding course! It never ceases to amaze me how the organizers of an essential course that has existed for over 25 years are not content to simply present the same content yearly. There is clearly a huge emphasis placed on continual improvement of the talks and the presentation of key concepts to make them as simple to understand as possible. That is not a simple feat, given the complexity of the underlying material. Every year, I find myself saying that ‘This is the best version of the course I have attended!’ and this year is no exception. Truly, a testament to the passion and commitment of Dr. Herzenberg and his team.”
  • “I come to your seminars to receive instruction and a point of view that I usually do not get in our other seminars. I have never been disappointed.”
  • “Well run, well planned, extremely valuable.”
  • “Very grateful to you all for empowering us to care for the sick world wide.”
  • “This course is the best. Every year you return, the concepts become more clear.”
  • “Entire team was welcoming and very helpful during the lab portion – you all work very well together.”
  • “Amazing course and I hope to attend many more times.”

2019 Course Sponsors

We would like to thank these organizations for their support of the 2019 Baltimore Limb Deformity Course: