Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialists Head to Orlando

AOFAS Specialty Day to discuss new technologies, trends in treatment


ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb.​ 18, 2016)  On March 5, Orlando will host more than 500 orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists and others interested in lower extremity pathologies when the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) convenes its 2016 Specialty Day. The all-day meeting will be held at the Orange County Convention Center.
Two paper sessions and seven symposia will present new research as well as new technologies and
 approaches used in foot and ankle treatment. “We have planned an exciting program for this year and added a few new twists such as operative vs. non-surgical treatment of common conditions,” says Selene Parekh, MD, MBA, chair of the program. “We will have time for debate and discussion to look at key issues.”
The day’s agenda will include symposia covering such wide-ranging topics as bunions, plantar plate tears, floating toe, posterior tibial tendon, spring ligament repair, failed Achilles repair and much more. In the symposium “To Operate or Not … That is the Question,” presenters will discuss calcaneal fractures, Achilles tears and Jones fractures. Other symposia will include “Technology Helping with Common Problems … Can We Justify the Costs?” and “Controversies in Treatment.”
And new this year, a session entitled “What Else Can I Do with My MD?” will showcase orthopaedic surgeons who have ventured into other fields such as administration, politics and the business sector, adds Parekh.
To complete the day, AOFAS Pres. Mark Easley, MD, will present a State of the AOFAS address, and an interim business meeting of the Society’s members will be held.
For more details on the upcoming Specialty Day, visit the AOFAS Specialty Day meeting page.
About the AOFAS
The AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through the education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.

About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage foot and ankle trauma. 
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