University Orthopaedic Associates foot and ankle specialist Dr. Justin Fleming has been busy lately. As a highly regarded authority on the treatment of foot and ankle orthopaedic conditions, Dr. Fleming is sought out by organizations and venues around the country to speak to audiences of clinicians and experts.
It goes without saying a speaker to these audiences should have long experience in clinical care and research, publish regularly and stay up-to-date on the newest trends, tools and techniques of foot and ankle care. Dr. Fleming has all those qualities and more.
Take a look at where Dr. Fleming has been recently.
What: East Coast Foot and Ankle Summit
Where: Naples, FL
When: January 25 – 26, 2019
At the East Coast Foot and Ankle Summit, Dr. Fleming performed three lectures. The first was about tips and tricks to using an Arthrex product called PARS (Percutaneous Achilles Repair System) to repair torn Achilles tendons.
In the second, he made the case for using an intermedullary nail to repair and stabilize a fracture of the fibula bone, which is one of the two lower leg bones and the one more likely to sustain an ankle fracture.
The third lecture had Dr. Fleming describing a minimally invasive technique that involves lengthening one of the calf muscles to provide relief for plantar fasciitis.
What: Foot and Ankle Trauma Course
Where: San Diego, CA
When: February 2, 2019
At this event, Dr. Fleming gave two lectures. The first talk was about using an Arthrex product called InternalBrace to repair a ligament frequently injured in a high ankle sprain.
Dr. Fleming next discussed treating a specific type of ankle injury called a pilon fracture, which usually occurs due to severe trauma such as a car accident. He explains the importance of creating a plan for how to approach the surgery before beginning treatment.
What: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference
Where: New Orleans
When: February 14, 2019
The ACFAS is one of the most prestigious medical organizations to which a foot and ankle expert can belong. At the organization’s annual scientific conference, Dr. Fleming acted as a panelist for a debate on trauma care and as a moderator for a debate on mangled extremities.
Dr. Fleming also gave two lectures at the ACFAS conference. The first was on when to attempt to save a mangled extremity versus when to amputate it. The second was similar to his second lecture at the East Coast Foot and Ankle Summit, about internal fixation of fibula fractures.
What: New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society
Where: Manalapan, NJ
When: March 27, 2019
Dr. Fleming gave three lectures to members of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society (NJPMS). The subjects were:
- Osteochondral lesions of the talus, which are small injuries to the articular cartilage of one of the ankle bones
- Lisfranc fractures, which affect the midfoot region
- Plantar plate ruptures, which are tears in ligaments in the ball of the foot
What: Foot and Ankle Symposium to Enhance Practice
When: May 18, 2019
At this event, Dr. Fleming spoke to an audience that consisted mostly of practicing podiatric surgeons, as well as podiatry students and residents. He presented two lectures. The first dealt with syndesmosis (the ligament that connects the fibula and tibia, the two bones of the lower leg) tears in athletes. The second was a repeat of his NJPMS lecture on osteochondral lesions of the talus.
Stay tuned to learn where Dr. Fleming will be next. If you have a foot or ankle injury or condition, request an appointment with Dr. Fleming or one of UOA’s other outstanding foot and ankle experts.Leave a reply →