Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

34th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, August 21-25, 2024

The 34th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course will take place August 21-25, 2024.

2025 Essentials of Lower Extremity Reconstruction Course

Online registration is now open for the 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.

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

The 2023 Course was attended by over 200 clinicians from 37 foreign countries and 30 U.S. states.

Please see below links for more information about our 2024 courses, Course venue, travel options, and contact information.

Dr. Philip McClure teaching students how to perform a procedure during a cadaver lab

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

Baltimore Limb Deformity Course

Dates: Thursday, August 22 – Saturday, August 24, 2024
Chairmen: Philip McClure, MD and John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Michael Assayag, MD, Christopher Bibbo, DO, Janet Conway, MD, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Shawn Standard, MD
Registration Fee: $1,325–$1,745

  • Highlights of the 2024 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 order of paid registration)
    • Option to choose break-out sessions on adult orthopedic, pediatric orthopedic, and foot/ankle topics
    • Interactive pediatric orthopedics, adult orthopedics, and foot/ankle participant case presentations
    • Receive a copy of The Art of Limb Alignment, Twelfth Edition
    • Innovative apps:
      • Multiplier: This app predicts values at maturity (upper and lower limb length discrepancy, bone length, lower extremity length, height, and timing of epiphysiodesis)
      • Bone Ninja Sensei: This iPad app teaching tool was developed by Drs. Standard and Herzenberg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Bone Ninja Sensei is designed to help surgeons analyze deformities. Note: Please bring your iPad. The Bone Ninja Sensei app works only on iPad devices.

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

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

Very Limited Registration
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Course Times: 8:20 a.m. – 5:50 p.m. (bus promptly departs Hotel at 7:30 a.m.)
Director: Shawn Standard, MD
Registration Fee: $1,375

  • This Course will provide both didactic and hands-on learning about advanced techniques in the treatment of complex pediatric hip, pelvis, and femur conditions.
  • The didactic session will provide basic science and technical points of view on the latest operative treatments for such problematic conditions as coxa magna, coxa breva, and severe acetabular dysplasia.
  • 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; distal femoral, periacetabular, and Morscher osteotomies; and hip distraction with external fixation.

Learning objectives:

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

Dr. Noman Siddiqui teaching students at a sawbone lab

Pre-Course | Basics of External Fixation in the Foot and Ankle

Limited Registration
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Course Times: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Directors: Noman Siddiqui, DPM and Marie Gdalevitch, MD
Registration Fee: $500

  • This Course will provide participants with a foundational understanding of the principles, techniques, and applications of external fixation in the context of lower extremity.
  • Aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively use external fixation devices for the treatment of foot and ankle application.
  • Practical sessions with step-by-step guidance for participants to gain hands-on experience with external fixation devices.
  • Overview of various external fixation systems available.
  • Historical perspective and evolution of external fixation methods.
  • Practical considerations for achieving stable fixation in foot and ankle fractures.
  • Recognition and prevention of common complications associated with external fixation.
  • Postoperative monitoring and follow-up protocols.
  • Rehabilitation strategies to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Analysis of real-life cases to enhance problem-solving skills.

Learning objectives:

  • Define when external fixation may not be suitable.
  • Examine application of circular fixator on the foot and ankle.
  • Discuss research and developments shaping the future of foot and ankle external fixation.

Dr. Janet Conway teaching students at a sawbone lab

Pre-Course | Management of Complex Segmental Bone Defects: A to Z

Limited Registration
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Course Times: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Director: Janet Conway, MD
Registration Fee: $750

  • This Course is for the advanced orthopedic trauma surgeon dealing with complex segmental defects and infected nonunions. It will focus on soft tissue coverage and multiple bone reconstruction techniques for small to large defects in the humerus, femur, and tibia.
  • There will be video surgical dissection discussions with panel experts, expert debates on most controversial defects, case presentations, and discussions by internationally and nationally known faculty.

Learning objectives:

  • Surgically manage an array of segmental bone defects.
  • Recognize how to optimize the patient for a successful outcome.
  • Identify best practices and optimizing decision making for various segmental defects.
  • Determine when additional soft tissue coverage is necessary.
  • Discover the latest in bone transport technology.

Dr. Michael Assayag speaking at a podium

Post-Course | Cadaver Lab: Disaster Response – Hosted in Partnership with the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS), & the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)

Limited Registration
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2024
Course Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (bus promptly departs Hotel at 7:15 a.m.)
Directors: Philip McClure, MD and Roman Hayda, MD
Registration Fee: $450-$500

  • This Course will focus on providing orthopedic care in the aftermath of local or international disasters. Attendees will learn from surgeons experienced in domestic and international disaster response, with a focus on disaster response principles and adapting to the resource limited environment.
  • Surgical procedures will be performed on cadaveric specimens and will include both soft tissue procedures and provisional skeletal stabilization as well as common amputations and rotational flaps for coverage.

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the components of the Incident Command System and the application to disaster response.
  • Evaluate the impact of the resource limited environment on the treatment of orthopedic disease.
  • Practice procedures relevant to disaster response under the supervision of experienced surgeons within the field.

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 Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore has activated our promo code for the group discounted rate of $237/night plus taxes. This rate includes complimentary basic guest room internet connectivity. Reservations for our special room rate are honored on a space-available basis through Wednesday, July 31, 2024. It is highly recommended that you make your reservations early.

To make a reservation, either:

  1. Visit the Four Seasons Hotel website (FourSeasons.com/Baltimore)
  2. Select “Baltimore” as destination
  3. Select “Check Rates”
  4. Enter check-in and check-out dates
  5. Update number of adults and children
  6. Add promo code: 240817SIN
  7. Click “Find Rooms”

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  1. Call the hotel directly (+1.410.576.5800)
  2. Ask for in-house reservations
  3. Request the “Baltimore Limb Deformity” group block rate

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  1. Email the hotel: reservations.baltimore@fourseasons.com

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 $50 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

The attire is business casual for the meeting and resort casual for the Course Welcome Dinner. Participants in the pre- and post-Course cadaver labs will be provided with Bone Ninja scrubs at registration, and if time allows, you may find it easiest to change into your scrubs before boarding the bus to Sinai Hospital.

Scholarships

Please click here for full details of our scholarship opportunities and our scholarship application form. Please email your application.

Course Materials Order Form

Covers of The Art of Limb Alignment and The Art of Limb Alignment: Taylor Spatial Frame textbooks Download the Course Materials 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:

A copy of the The Art of Limb Alignment, Twelfth Edition is included in the 3-day Course registration fee.

Contact Information

Please contact Wendy Robinson with any questions about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.

Phone: +1.410.601.9798
Fax: +1.410.601.0585
E-mail: LBH_BLDC@lifebridgehealth.org

Mailing Address:
Wendy Robinson
Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Schoeneman #102
Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA

American Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate, please submit a notification of your needs to wrrobins@lifebridgehealth.org 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 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 distributed via email prior to the Course.

What Participants Have Said About the Course

  • “This course is the best course I’ve ever been to!! I have never learned so much at any other course, every single lab, and every single lecture is worth every penny!”
  • “Brilliant.”
  • “I love this course and will definitely come again… I learn every year.”
  • “This was a great opportunity to network and learn from many esteemed colleagues. The food was excellent, as was the venue and all of the staff starting from the registration desk all through to the last waiter.”
  • “Excellent course.”
  • “Dr. Standard’s lecture on Tibia Oblique Plane was exceptional. Thought-provoking ‘ah-ha’ moment for me. His explanation with the bone model and hinge placement was spot on.”
  • “Fantastic faculty!”
  • “Learned a lot from very knowledgeable faculty. The lab facility was excellent.”
  • “Everything was perfect.”
  • “This course molds your thinking and analyzing structure in the most positive way possible.”

2023 Course Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their generous support of the 2023 Course: