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Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

32nd Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, August 24 - 28, 2022, Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Online registration is now open for the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, two 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.

This course is intended for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and allied health professionals who treat lower extremity deformities. No prior experience required.

The course features lectures, deformity planning sessions, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentations, and an internationally renowned faculty. We will introduce basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts including limb alignment, limb lengthening, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixation.

The 2021 Hybrid Course was attended by 190 physicians from 14 foreign countries and 32 U.S. states.

Please see below links for more information about our 2022 courses, course venue, travel options, and contact information.

Dr. John Herzenberg teaching students how to use software to correct deformities

Course Objectives

Introduce basic and advanced concepts in limb alignment, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixation for limb reconstruction, including lengthening and realignment. Topics to be covered:

  • Single-level and double-level tibial and femoral deformities
  • Sagittal and oblique plane deformities
  • Rotational deformities
  • Foot and ankle deformities
  • Monolateral/circular external fixation
  • Acute correction techniques
  • Gait implications for angular and rotational deformities
  • Measurement of deformity on digital radiographs
  • Consequences of joint malorientation and malalignment
  • Limb lengthening techniques

Following completion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Describe simple and complex lower limb deformities in pediatric and adult patients
  • Interpret advances in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction
  • Identify optimal location of osteotomies
  • Recognize the methodology of minimally invasive internal and external fixation
  • Analyze deformities of the lower limb using electronic media technology
  • Formulate treatment decisions designed to yield better clinical outcomes

Dr. Philip McClure demonstrating deformity correction on an external fixator

Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27, 2022
Chairmen: John Herzenberg, MD and Philip McClure, MD
Directors: Michael Assayag, MD, Christopher Bibbo, DO, Janet Conway, MD, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Shawn Standard, MD
Registration Fee: $1,275–$1,695
Syllabus

Dr. Valentyn Rohozynskyi in scrubs performing surgery in an operating roomSpecial Guest Lecturer, Valentyn Rohozynskyi, MD, head of the Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at ISIDA Clinic and at MediLand Medical Center (Kyiv, Ukraine). Dr. Rohozynskyi will speak about war surgery in Ukraine.
  • Highlights of the 2022 course will include:
    • Internationally renowned faculty
    • Hands-on sawbone labs
    • 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
    • Interactive adult, pediatric, and foot participant case presentations
    • Receive the newest physical edition of The Art of Limb Alignment prior to being sold on Amazon.
    • 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 can be applied to the purchase of the Bone Ninja app.

Dr. Noman Siddiqui teaching students how to perform a procedure during a cadaver lab

Pre-Course | Cadaver Lab: Tibia and Foot

Limited Registration
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Course Times: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (bus promptly departs Hotel at 7:00 a.m.*)
Directors: Noman Siddiqui, DPM and Mark Myerson, MD
Registration Fee: $1,199
Syllabus

Bus transportation to the anatomy lab will be provided from the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel. We have made arrangements for the bus to depart the Hotel promptly at 7:00 a.m.; it will return at the conclusion of the Pre-Course. If you are not aboard the bus by the designated departure times, you will be left to find and pay for your own transportation to/from the lab. It is your responsibility to check the syllabus periodically for any updates as the schedule could change without notice. Anatomy lab location: Axis Research and Technologies, 6630 Eli Whitney Drive, Suite E, Columbia, Maryland 21046.

  • Deformity correction applications for the foot and ankle
  • Percutaneous anterior compartment prophylactic fasciotomy
  • Baumann, Vulpius, and Strayer procedures for gastrocnemius-soleus recession
  • Peroneal nerve and tarsal tunnel decompressions
  • Posterior, medial, and lateral approaches for tendon transfers and for ankle and hindfoot reconstruction
  • Application of circular external fixation to the foot and ankle
  • Bone transport procedure for limb salvage
  • Total ankle replacement to restore range of motion

Learning objectives:

  1. Complete percutaneous anterior compartment prophylactic fasciotomy, and three types of gastrocnemius-soleus recession procedures
  2. Demonstrate posterior, medial, and lateral tibial tendon transfers and recognize the indications for use of each technique
  3. Identify safe zones for wire and pin placement in the application of circular external fixation to the ankle and the foot
  4. Analyze indications for bone transport procedures
  5. Practice total ankle arthroplasty surgery

*please consult this web page for the most current syllabus as schedule could change without notice.

Dr. Shawn Standard teaching students how to perform a procedure during a cadaver lab

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

Sold Out – Waitlist Only
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Course Times: 8:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (shuttle promptly departs Hotel at 7:45 a.m.*)
Chairman: Shawn Standard, MD
Registration Fee: $1,299
Syllabus

This course will provide both didactic and hands-on learning about advanced techniques in the treatment of complex pediatric hip and pelvis conditions. The didactic session will provide basic science and technical points of view to the latest operative treatments for such problematic conditions as femoral acetabular impingement syndrome, coxa magna, coxa breva, severe acetabular dysplasia, and Perthes disease. A practical approach to treatments will be discussed along with surgical tips and tricks. The hands-on portion of the course will teach advanced surgical techniques which include surgical hip dislocation; ligamentum teres reconstruction; varus, periacetabular, and Morscher osteotomies; and hip distraction with external fixation.

Transportation to the anatomy lab will be provided from the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel. We have made arrangements for the shuttle to depart the Hotel promptly at 7:30 a.m.; it will return at the conclusion of the Pre-Course. If you are not on the shuttle by the designated departure times, you will be left to find and pay for your own transportation to/from the lab. It is your responsibility to check the syllabus periodically for any updates as the schedule could change without notice. Anatomy lab location: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

Learning objectives:

  1. Provide a practical approach to identifying the non-operative, minimally invasive, and aggressive treatment techniques for complex pediatric hip conditions
  2. Recognize risk stratification of patients to enable proper choice of treatment options
  3. Practice hip/pelvis surgical techniques with guidance from leaders in this field

*please consult this web page for the most current syllabus as schedule could change without notice.

Dr. Michael Assayag teaching deformity correction on a sawbone model of a hand with an external fixator attached

Post-Course | Advanced Hexapod Fixation

Limited Registration
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Course Times: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Directors: Philip McClure, MD and John Herzenberg, MD
Registration Fee: $425–$525
Syllabus

Build on your knowledge from the lab sessions of the BLDC. The Post-Course focuses on multilevel external fixation for advanced deformity correction. Gain experience working alongside our world-renowned faculty as you cover double-level tibia vara in achondroplasia, ankle deformity with arthritis, combined hindfoot and midfoot deformity, and femoral lengthening with an unstable knee in congenital femoral deficiency.

Learning objectives:

  1. Construct long-bone, double-level, and miter frames using the hexapod system to correct four challenging deformities
  2. Distinguish safe and stable pin constructs for each level of deformity correction
  3. Interpret techniques for modified fixation in segments with limited space available
  4. Recognize how correction software integrates into the strategies of deformity correction
  5. Perform osteotomies of the tibia, foot, and femur

Dr. Janet Conway using a goniometer to teach students at the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

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). The discounted per-room fee for course attendees is $229 per night (plus taxes). The room rate includes complimentary basic guest room internet connectivity. The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore will be activating our group discount code some time during the week of May 29, 2022. An email blast will go out to all registered and confirmed participants with instructions on how to make a hotel room reservation at our special rate of $229/night plus taxes once the code is “live.” We will post this information here, as well. Please stay tuned… Thank you.

Parking

For those driving to the Four Seasons Hotel daily, we have arranged for a discounted daytime valet parking rate of $15/day. This rate does not apply to self-parking during the day, nor to overnight parking (currently $46 for valet and $25 for self-parking per night).

Getting to Our Course

There is limited shuttle service available. The least expensive method of travel between any of the Baltimore-Washington airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) is via Uber or Lyft.

*actual pricing may vary based on time of day

Attire

Business casual for meeting and resort casual for reception.

Dr. Christopher Bibbo teaching students how to perform a procedure during a cadaver lab

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 DVDs, USBs, or other course materials. To purchase our textbooks, please visit Amazon.com by clicking on the links below:

Reminder: a copy of the latest edition of The Art of Limb Alignment is included in the 3-day Course registration fee.

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
E-mail: mbacon@lifebridgehealth.org

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

American Disabilities Act

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

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: Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing 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.

What Participants Have Said About the 2021 Course

  • “The BLDC continues to be top shelf, setting the example for all other society meetings in our industry.”
  • “Amazing conference… very knowledgeable and well-versed speakers. Great labs, lots of stuff to work with. Overall, really good job. Thank you for putting this together.”
  • “Really excellent course. The entire program of the BLDC just keeps getting better!”

2021 Course Sponsors

The 2021 Course was made possible through educational grant and in-kind support from: