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Foot and Ankle Specialty Spotlight: Ankle Instability
Foot and Ankle Specialty Spotlight: Ankle Instability

Foot & Ankle Specialty Spotlight: Ankle Instability

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
8:00 – 10:00 pm Eastern Time

Chair: Robert B. Anderson, MD

Join Chair Robert B. Anderson, MD, and all-star faculty for the Foot & Ankle Specialty Spotlight. This free virtual course will combine current bench and clinical research to define the syndesmotic/high ankle sprain injury. Case studies will be utilized to illustrate treatment options and clinical outcomes.


  • Introduction - Robert B. Anderson, MD

  • Research on Ankle Instability - Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD

  • Research on the High Ankle Sprain: Misconceptions (I See) Based on My NFL Experience - Michael J. Coughlin, MD

  • Weightbearing CT and Radiographic Analysis of the High Ankle Sprain - Cesar de Cesar Netto, MD, PhD

  • Surgical Management of the Syndesmosis: Fixation Types/Techniques and When to Fix the AITFL - Thomas O. Clanton, MD

  • Surgical Management of the Syndesmosis: Medial Side - Martin J. O'Malley, MD

  • Decision Making of Return to Play - Norman E. Waldrop, MD

  • Cases and Discussion - Robert B. Anderson, MD

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Examine the anatomy of the syndesmosis and associated ankle structures that may be implicated in external rotational injuries of the ankle

  • Explain the pathomechanics of how a high ankle sprain and syndesmotic ankle injury occur and the resultant variants of injury patterns

  • Understand and appreciate the imaging studies available to recognize the severity of the syndesmotic injury and its potential treatment algorithm

  • Appreciate the treatment options for the high ankle sprain

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOFAS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For more information on AOFAS accreditation and educational policies, visit the Program Overview page.


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The Foot & Ankle Specialty Spotlight is part of Virtual Specialty Day programming, presented in collaboration with several orthopaedic specialty societies. 

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OTA/ASES Joint Specialty Meeting
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AANA/AOSSM Specialty Day Evening Edition
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AOA Bone Health Optimization and Peri-Prosthetic Fractures: An Own the Bone Symposium Pre-Event
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AOA Establishing Professionalism as a Priority: Orthopaedic Surgery
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Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Leadership Transition and Awards Announcement
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Availability: No future session
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
2 CME (MD) Credits
2 CME (PA/NP/RN) Credits
2 CEU (AT) Credits
2 CE (PT) Credits
2 CME (DPM) Credits
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