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CME OnDemand: Ankle Fractures: Getting Them Right When They Aren't so "Simple"
Overview

Commercial Support

2022 webinars are provided free to AOFAS members and orthopaedic residents/fellows with funding from the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, supported by grants from:

Arthrex Inc. and Stryker.

 

AOFAS Mission Statement

The mission of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is to improve lives through exceptional orthopaedic foot and ankle care.

 

Target Audience

This course is designed for the experienced foot and ankle surgeon, the generalist orthopaedic surgeon interested in expanding their scope of practice into foot and ankle, post-residency fellows and residents who treat acute and chronic problems of the foot and ankle, and allied health professionals who work in foot and ankle care.

 

Description

This in-depth discussion will examine the challenges associated with treating various types of ankle fractures. Faculty will discuss anatomy, biomechanics, and clinical factors to consider as well as surgical techniques to "get them right" the first time.

 

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize different types of ankle fractures
  • Understand various challenges associated with surgical management of complex ankle fractures
  • Understand options available for managing ankle fracture in athletes

 

Statement of Need

A need for this educational activity has been determined based on previous course/meeting evaluations, practice gap analysis, membership surveys, and the AOFAS educational curriculum. The content of this course was based on current issues and topics provided by AOFAS membership and leadership.

 

Program

The AOFAS attests that the person(s) responsible for the development of this educational activity did so independently and were not influenced by commercial supporters.

 

Accreditation

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

 

Credit Designation Statement

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. The AOFAS designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

CME Certificates

Participants are required to participate in the program, answer the evaluation and claim CME at the end of the webinar.

 

Disclaimer

The material presented in this continuing medical education activity has been made available by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful or of interest, to other practitioners.

Methods, techniques, and procedures demonstrated, and views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters, and faculty are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of the AOFAS, nor does presentation on the program represent or constitute endorsement or promotion by the AOFAS. The AOFAS expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed, presented, or demonstrated.

 

CME Overview
Statement of Need

A need for this educational activity has been determined based on previous course evaluations and the AOFAS educational curriculum. The content of this course was based on current issues and topics provided by AOFAS membership and leadership. For more information on the AOFAS CME mission, visit aofas.org/education.


Accreditation

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.

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Disclosure

AOFAS requires all instructors, planners, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations during the past 12 months with any commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods and services consumed by, or used on patients). All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the education content vetted by AOFAS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness. AOFAS also requires faculty to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity. AOFAS attests that the persons responsible for the development of this educational activity did so independently and were not influenced by commercial supporters. All financial disclosures will be provided to meeting attendees in the final program materials.


Disclaimer

The material presented in this continuing medical education activity has been made available by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situation discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the authors or presenters, which may be helpful or of interest to other practitioners. Methods, techniques, and procedures demonstrated and views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters, and faculty are their own, and do not necessarily represent those of AOFAS, nor does presentation on the program represent or constitute endorsement or promotion by AOFAS. AOFAS expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and shall not be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, methods, information, techniques, opinions, or procedures expressed, presented, or demonstrated.

Faculty Information

 

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Dr. Kwon is currently the associate chief of foot & ankle surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. He is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He then performed his surgical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, then orthopedic residency at Harvard. He performed a foot & ankle fellowship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore and a thin-wire frame fellowship in Portland, Oregon. He has published numerous papers and book chapters. His main clinical and research interest is foot & ankle trauma.

 

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Dr. Kadakia is a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  During his career, he has authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications, reviews and book chapters and has lectured both nationally and internationally.   Recently he has co-authored Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery - Management of Complications with Dr. Myerson.    He has been active in the American Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Society (AOFAS) since 2007 and is actively involved with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery in their resident education.