Online registration is now open for the three-day Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, three cadaver lab 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.
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Please see below for more information about our 2017 courses, course venue, travel options, and contact information.
27th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
Dates: Friday, August 25, through Sunday, August 27, 2017
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Shawn Standard, MD, Janet Conway, MD, Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and
Christopher Bibbo, DO
Registration Fee: $1,275–$1,695
- 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 2016 Course was attended by more than 270 doctors from 36 foreign countries and 32 U.S. states.
- Highlights of the 2017 course will include:
- Hands-on sawbone labs
- 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 follow along using worksheets. All registrants of the three-day Baltimore Limb Deformity Course will receive the Bone Ninja app for free.
- New this year: Foot deformity planning sessions that focus on hindfoot and forefoot deformities
Cadaver Lab: Soft-tissue Solutions for Orthopedic Surgeons: How to Handle Wound Drainage, When to Ask for a Free Flap, and Everything in Between!
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Course Times: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Director: Janet Conway, MD
Registration Fee: $725
- This one-day course will include lectures and a cadaver lab that will cover everything needed to overcome wound healing and soft-tissue problems after routine orthopedic surgical procedures.
- The morning session will consist of lectures and case presentations. Topics will include:
- Negative pressure therapy for healing and tissue closure
- Use of the vastus lateralis flap for anterior hip wound problems
- How and when to use a gastrocnemius flap for knee arthroplasty
- Soleus and sural flaps for below the knee
- Latissimus dorsi flap for shoulder and elbow coverage
- The afternoon session will be an off-site cadaver lab that focuses on split-thickness skin grafts and vastus lateralis, gastrocnemius, soleus, reverse sural, and latissimus dorsi flaps.
Cadaver Lab: To the Tibia and Below!
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Course Times: 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Directors: Noman Siddiqui, DPM, Christopher Bibbo, DO, and Guido LaPorta, DPM
Registration Fee: $975
- Deformity correction applications for the foot and ankle
- Bony and soft-tissue procedures
- Percutaneous osteotomies (Gigli saw): proximal tibia and midfoot
- Brachymetatarsia: acute metatarsal correction
- Supramalleolar ankle focal dome osteotomy
- Percutaneous correction of hallux valgus
- 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
Cadaver Lab: Complex Pediatric Hip/Pelvis Surgery
Sold out; accepting wait list names only
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Course Times: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Director: Shawn Standard, MD
Registration Fee: $1,050
- 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.
Six-Axis Deformity Correction: Speed Planning
Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Course Times: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Directors: John Herzenberg, MD, Philip McClure, MD, Janet Conway, MD, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
Registration Fee: $425–$525
- 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.
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 $219 per night (plus tax). The room rate includes complimentary basic guestroom Internet connectivity. It is highly recommended that you make your reservations early. The discounted rate is offered on a space-available basis through Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). To make a reservation, visit the Four Seasons Hotel website, select the dates of your reservation, click on "Corporate/Promo Code," and then enter code “CI0817SL”. You can also call 1.410.576.5800, ask for in-house reservations, and mention “Sinai Limb Deformity Course” to receive the discounted group rate.
For those driving to the Four Seasons Hotel daily, we have arranged for a discounted daytime valet parking rate of $8/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
Please contact Madeline Bacon with any questions about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.
Mail: 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 to participate, please fax (1.410.601.0585) notification of your needs at least 30 days in advance of your arrival.
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.
What Participants Are Saying about the 2016 Course:
"I attended the BLDC this year and it was amazing. I wish I had attended earlier."
-Babar Shafiq, MD
“I always leave [the course] invigorated and full of new ideas. I literally have 10 new research project ideas based on conversations I had with other faculty members. I love the camaraderie and international flavor of the group.”
-Christopher Iobst, MD
We would like to thank these organizations for their support of the
2016 Baltimore Limb Deformity Course: