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Saturday, March 18, 2000

15 specialty associations and societies meet

Fifteen specialty associations and societies will meet Sunday, March 18 for Specialty Day for the presentation of scientific papers, symposia, how-to videos, debates and awards.

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society will gather in Omni A and B, and have an early bird symposium on coding and Medicare at 7 a.m., followed by comments by Thomas O. Clanton, MD, society president. Following sessions on foot and ankle disorders, symposiums will be presented on "Diabetic Foot Care: Expanding the Scope of Practice," "Progress and Pitfalls in Total Ankle Replacement" and "Economics of Office Management/Conservative TX-Expand Scope of Practice." The Kenneth A. Johnson, MD, Memorial Lectureship and Award will be presented at 11 a.m.

In Valencia A, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will meet beginning at 7:55 a.m., and scientific sessions include discussions about the meniscus and its repair, patella, postlateral instability, rotator cuff, thermal techniques, acromioclavicular joint, physical examinations, surgical techniques and anterior cruciate ligament. Two surgical procedures, "Posterolateral Ligament Injuries of the Knee: Exposure, Repair and Reconstruction Techniques" and "Repair of Distal Biceps Rupture: Exposure and Operative Techniques" also will be presented. Two symposiums, "Techniques of Meniscus Repair" and "The Unstable Ankle: Techniques of Reconstruction Brostrom Repair," will be included. The John C. Kennedy Memorial Lectureship, "Ulna Collateral Elbow Ligament Injuries in the Throwing Athlete," will presented by James R. Andrews, MD, at 11:25 a.m.

How-to videos have been in-corporated into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons program. Members will meet in Room 304 beginning at 7:50 a.m. Presentations include 27 papers on arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, posterior elbow impingement, SLAP repair and thermal cap-sulorrhapy. Paper presentations include impingement, the acromioclavicular joint, rotator cuff, arthroplasty and arthroplasty/fracture, outcomes, instability and stiffness. A panel discussion will be held on arthroscopic treatment, open treatment and arthroplasty. The Neer Award will be presented at 12:45 p.m.

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand will meet in Clarion Ballroom C and D beginning at 7:15 a.m. Topics will focus on advances in trauma and reconstruction. There will be panel discus-sions throughout the day on phalangeal fractures; scaphoid fractures; scapholunate insta-bility and distal radius fractures; and forearm fractures, including instability and complications. "Arthroscopic Re-duction and Internal Fixation of Scaphoid Fracture," will be presented as a video demonstration.

Symposiums on the meniscus, articular cartilage, patellofemoral, economic issues and glenohumeral instability are the focus of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, which will meet in Valencia D beginning at 8 a.m. The Federation of Spine Associations (the American Spinal Injury Association, Scoliosis Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society and North American Spine Society) will meet at the Omni Hotel, Level 1, Hall C, beginning at 8 a.m.

The Hip Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) have combined efforts to pres-ent a program on current issues. The meeting in Valencia B and C beginning at 8 a.m. will include information on topics such as implant design, bear-ing surface, special operative procedures, cement options, dislocation and revision cases. The program also will cover some of the latest technologies from robotics. The goal of the meeting is provide the participants with a better understanding of the present "state of science" of issues dealing with surgical procedures, new materials, DVT prevention, CDH, dislocation and revision surgery. A series of debates will be presented on "Alternative Bearing Surface Are Ready for Prime Time," "Direct Exchange for Infected Total Hip Replacement" and "Periprosthetic Osteolysis Requires Component Revision."

Richard D. Coutts, MD, president of the Hip Society, will offer highlights of the Y2K Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting and the impact of hip care in the next decade. Peter S. Walker, PhD, presidential guest speaker, will discuss "Innovation in Implant Design: When is New Better?" "Food Ad-ditives (Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Etc. for Osteoarthritis of the Hip) are Useful," will be debated by David S. Hungerford, MD, and John J. Callaghan, MD, and moderated by Thomas S. Thornhill, MD. Hip Society awards include the Otto Aufranc Award, John Charnley Award and Frank Stinchfield Award presented beginning at 1:15 p.m.

The Knee Society and AAHKS will have a combined meeting in Room 414 beginning at 8 a.m. It will include 10 symposia and scientific paper presentations and a presidential address by Kenneth A. Krackow, MD.

The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society will meet beginning at 7 a.m. in Room 207 A & B. Included will be discussions on surgical techniques and outcomes, as well as sessions on the shoulder, distal femur/proximal tibia/hip, pediatric limb salvage and pelvis. Each session will include a case presentation and discussion.

The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association will offer two symposiums, "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Big Picture," and "Management of Arthritis: What Every Orthopaedist Should Know About NSAIDs, Cox-2, DMARDs, SAARDs, TNF Inhibitors, Aphersis and Biologics." Members will meet in Rooms 312 and C, beginning at 7 a.m. The Jacqueline Perry Award will be presented at 10:15 a.m.

The Orthopedic Trauma Association will feature the Edwin G. Bovill Award Presentation, awarded for the association's best scientific paper and poster for its Charlotte, N.C., meeting and highlight papers from the OTA Annual Meeting. A presidential guest lecturer, David C. Viano, MD, PhD, from Saab Automobile, will discuss "Basic Science and Car Crashes: Relevance to the Musculoskeletal System." Case controversies and discussions on various fractures and treatment options will be included as well as panel discussions on pediatric trauma at the specialized center vs. the community hospital; an update on managed care and trauma; and high energy trauma in the elderly. The OTA meeting is in Rooms 331 A and D beginning at 7:55 a.m.

Members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America will have the opportunity to take an imaging quiz on nonradiographic studies in children, during their meeting. The society also will feature talks on medicolegal issues, reasons for malpractice claims and how to avoid them, estimating permanent disability in children and how to be an expert witness. A "What's New" section of the program will discuss changes in affiliated fields, research, neurosurgery, infectious disease and a clinician's perspective of medical robotics and computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery. A narrated video presentation on surgical techniques of the experts also will be included in the program. The meeting will take place in Room 307 beginning at 7:55 a.m.

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