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Saturday, February 06, 1999

Specialty society meetings set Sunday

Sixteen societies and associations that consititute the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies will present their programs on Specialty Day, Sunday.

These all-day meetings begin between 7 and 8 a.m. On-site registration will be at the Specialty Registration Desk in Hall A of the Anaheim Convention Center, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anaheim Hilton and Towers

Members of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society will meet in Pacific D and can attend an Early Bird Symposium at 7 a.m. on "Office Cost-Cutting Measures for the Millennium," presented by John O. Missirian, MD. Sessions and symposiums that follow include bunions and disorders of the first ray; ankle function; fracture and reconstruction; the diabetic foot; diagnostic modalities and treatment in the forefoot; technical advances of osteochonral lesions of the talus; hindfoot reconstruction; and managing the work-injured foot.

In Pacific C, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association will offer different presentations on fractures throughout the day. At 10:30 a.m. Annual Meeting Highlight Papers will be discussed and at 11:55 a.m. The Edwin G. Bovill award presentation for the best paper or poster of the Annual Meeting will be announced. "This year 13 papers for outstanding science have been nominated for this award, more than ever before," said Nancy Franzon, liason for the OTA. At 1 p.m. a guest lecture will be presented by David L. Helfet, MD, president of the OTA.

The Hip Society and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons will meet in California C. A guest speaker, Herik Malchau, MD, of Goteborg, Sweden, will discuss the "Introduction of Orthopaedic Devices to the Marketplace" at 9:20 a.m. Award papers will be presented beginning at 1 p.m. and include the Otto Aufranc Award, the John Charnley Award, the Frank Stinchfield Award and the Frontiers of Orthopaedic Surgery Award. Symposia will include "Current Status of the Bearing Surface Debate," "Infection," "Acetabular Fixation in Primary THA," "Revision Issues" and "THA in Special Cases."

In California D, the Knee Society/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons will have sessions on a variety of total knee arthroscopy topics, instrumentation and alternatives in arthritis.

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Four groups within the Federation of Spine Associations will have meetings in the Marquis Center Ballroom. The Scoliosis Research Society will have a symposium on post-traumatic kyphosis and the management of 40 to 50 degree thoracic curves in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. The Cervical Spine Research Society will offer two debates ("Prophylactic Decompression of Cervical Stenosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis" and "Cervical Lateral Mass Plating." "Revision Lumbar Spine Surgery" and various sessions on the spine will be presented by the American Spinal Injury Association.

In Salons 4 and 5, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society will present "Controversies in Benign Musculoskeletal Lesions: An Interactive Symposium." Six separate sections on lesion diagnosis and treatment will be included, which will incorporate an Audience Response System. The members will use hand-held devices to participate in the meeting.

"These hand-held devices will allow the audience to directly answer questions and surveys during the meeting, with their responses then displayed instantly on a screen," said Christopher P. Beauchamp, MD, MSTS education chairman.

"This is the first time the society has used this system," said Bill Ward, MD, program chairman. "It encourages and promotes discussion, which is the most valuable portion of the meeting."

The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association will meet in Salons 2 and 3. Paul W. Meyer, MD, will discuss the role of the surgeon in rehabilitation at 8:10 a.m. The Jacquelin Perry and Vernon L. Nickel award papers will be presented at 11 a.m. Two symposia, "Techniques in Amputation Surgery: Upper and Lower Extremity" and "Spinal Cord Injury, Operative Management and Surgical Reconstruction of Extrem-i-ty Problems" also will be included.

In the Marquis South Ballroom, Robert Lee Wilson, MD, program chairman for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand will discuss "Hand Surgery 1999-What's New and What Can We Expect in the 21st Century?" "Our morning session will be directed towards PIP joint fractures and dislocations, flexor tendon injuries, thumb basal joint arthritis, soft tissue coverage for upper extremity injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome," said Dr. Wilson. "The afternoon session will involve the wrist joint, specifically looking at wrist instability, scaphoid fractures, distal radius fractures and problems about the distal radial ulnar joint and TFCC."

Anaheim Convention Center

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will meet in Room A-1 to discuss the "Treatment of Degenerative Arthritis in the Athlete," "Degenerative Disease in the Athlete's Knee," "Thermal Shrinkage of Collagenous Tissue," "Female Predilection for Ligament Injury," and topics related to the shoulder, anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament its injuries and treatment.

In Rooms A-9 and A-10, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will present 38 papers and incorporate several symposia during its meeting, including thermal casulorraphy, elbow trauma and cuff problems in athletes. "How to videos" are also included on topics ranging from techniques for tennis elbow release, arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder and percutaneous fixation of impacted valgus fractures.

The Arthroscopy Association of North America will be in the Convention Center Arena, with eight symposia including: shoulder arthroscopy, impingement, instability and rotator cuff repair; economic issues; and arthroscopic treatment of the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus and chrondral injuries.

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) will be in A-6 and A-7 and will host a symposium from 8:05 to 10:30 a.m., which will consist of six 20-minute presentations from international members about pediatric conditions. Special debates will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. during the meeting and include:

Other topics of the POSNA meeting include the treatment of clubfoot and thoracosopic surgery.

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