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Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot Injuries: An Evidence-Based Update

This event has been approved for 3.75 CME Credits and 3.75 CEUs by the BOC.

Jointly provided by University Orthopaedic Associates, LLC, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

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Overview:

Physical activity is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle as people are encouraged to make healthier choices. Sports specialization at a younger age, participation on multiple teams, extended practice hours and involvement with extreme sports have also become mainstream, resulting in a higher incidence of training injuries. Healthcare providers must be able to diagnose and manage many common lower extremity injuries and refer those with severe injuries to specialists.

Through lectures, case studies, and an interactive round-table discussion of current lower leg, ankle and foot (LLAF) injuries, participants will be provided an overview of the best available evidence, position statements and practice guidelines pertinent to these injuries so they can evaluate their current clinical decision-making in order to improve patient treatment and outcomes.

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for primary care physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other allied healthcare professionals who deal with common sports-related injuries of the physically active population.

Learning Objectives:

After completing the course attendees should be better able to:

  • Recognize common sports-related injuries of the LLAF
  • Evaluate injuries of the LLAF and recognize common deformities associated with an LLAF injury
  • Describe and define common injury mechanisms and musculoskeletal physical examination techniques necessary for the accurate diagnosis of a LLAF injury
  • Determine appropriate imaging for workup of LLAF injuries
  • Identify the proper management protocols to diagnose, treat and refer those with a LLAF injuries

University Orthopaedic Associates, LLC Faculty:

Jeffrey R. Bechler, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon; Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Mark S. Butler, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon; Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Charles J. Gatt, Jr., MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon; Clinical Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Donald Kessler, MEd, ATC, LAT – Athletic Trainer; BUD/S at the Naval Special Warfare Center

Eric Nussbaum, MEd, ATC, LAT – Athletic Trainer; Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Carlos A. Sagebien, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon; Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Kenneth G. Swan, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon; Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Planning Committee:

Charles J. Gatt, Jr., MD

Eric Nussbaum, MEd, ATC, LAT

Disclosure:

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty is further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.

Method of Participation:

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are expected to check in at the registration desk, attend the educational program, and complete the credit request and evaluation forms at the conclusion of the activity. Athletic Trainers are required to complete the activity post-test as well.

A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be mailed to participants within four weeks.

Athletic trainers will be provided with their certificate of attendance/CEUs upon receipt of their completed evaluation and post-test.

Program Agenda:

7:30 – 7:50 Registration
7:50 – 8:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:00 – 8:20 Evaluation of Shin Pain
Eric Nussbaum, MEd, ATC, LAT
8:20 – 8:40 Management of Stress Fractures of the Lower Leg
Charles J. Gatt, Jr. MD
8:40 – 9:00 Evaluation and Management of Compartment Syndrome
Carlos A. Sagebien, MD
9:00 – 9:20 Running F.A.S.T.E.R
Donald Kessler, MEd, ATC, LAT
9:20 – 9:40 Round-Table Discussion –
(Gatt, Kessler, Nussbaum, Sagebien; Moderator, Jeffrey R. Bechler, MD)
9:40 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:20 Evaluation and Management of Tendinous Injury of the Ankle
Kenneth G. Swan, MD
10:20 – 10:40 Evaluation and Management of Chronic Lateral Ankle Sprains
Jeffrey R. Bechler, MD
10:40- 11:00 Evaluation and Management of Syndesmotic Injuries of the Ankle
Kenneth G. Swan, MD
11:00- 11:20 Evaluation and Management of Midfoot Injuries
Mark S. Butler, MD
11:00- 11:20 Evaluation and Management of Metatarsal and Forefoot Injuries
Charles J. Gatt, Jr. MD
11:40- 12:00 Round-Table Discussion
(Bechler, Butler, Gatt, Swan; Moderator, Nussbaum)
12:00 Closing Remarks/Lunch

Accreditation:

Physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and University Orthopaedic Associates, LLC. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certified Athletic Trainers:

University Orthopaedic Associates, LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum 3.75 hours of EBP Category continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.

Registration:

Please complete the registration form on the right. There will be a minimal, non-refundable tuition fee of $35.00 assessed which must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. Course registration includes continental breakfast, refreshment break, lunch, continuing education credits and course materials.

Meeting Facilities:

University Orthopaedic Associates, LLC
2 World’s Fair Drive
(Route 527 – Easton Ave. and US Interstate 287)
2nd Floor Conference Room
Somerset, NJ 08873

 

Free parking is available at the meeting venue.

For additional program information, questions, or concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact Eric Nussbaum at 908-300-5833 or by email at ericn@uognj.com.

University Orthopaedic Associates and Rutgers reserve the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and reserves the right to cancel this activity if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.

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