Friday, January 20 7:00 AM

Essentials of Lower Extremity Reconstruction (ELER) Register

Date/Time: January 20, 2023, 7:00 AM

The Essentials of Lower Extremity Reconstruction course presents the basics of deformity analysis and external fixation constructs with a focus toward senior residents and orthopedic fellows. The course has collected faculty from across the country with expertise in deformity analysis and correction, with a focus on the applications of advanced deformity correction to common orthopedic pathology in the lower extremity. The importance of thorough clinical and radiographic evaluation is highlighted in relation to arthroplasty, sports reconstruction, trauma and pediatric orthopedics. Hands-on sawbone labs are designed to highlight the principles of stable external fixation and reconstruction, with interactive sessions reviewing a comprehensive system for deformity analysis and reconstruction.

The ELER course was co-developed by limb deformity surgeons of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society: ASAMI-North America (LLRS) and deformity surgeons who organize and run the annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course. It is a two-day course (January 20 - 21, 2023) with a combination of lectures and hands-on skills training. The purpose of this course is to teach residents and fellows the fundamentals of circular external fixation. This includes basic biomechanical principles, safe wire and pin placements, and appropriate osteotomy techniques. Faculty of the ELER course will also discuss patient management during and after fixator application.
  1. Describe the components of deformity analysis of the lower extremity
  2. Plan basic deformity correction (i.e., single-level, coronal plane)
  3. Employ the concepts of stable circular frame construction for the application in deformity correction, bone lengthening, and fracture cases
  4. Construct a basic stable tibial circular frame (deformity, trauma, transport)
  5. Explain the basics of regenerate bone formation along with the concepts for basic regenerate care.
The LLRS Conference Room Block is reserved at the Marriott Dallas Uptown. Book your room by January 6, 2023. Rate available from January 18, 2023, to January 23, 2023.
Marriott Dallas Uptown
3033 Fairmount Street Dallas, Texas 75201

For more information, please visit the LLRS website.


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