Online registration is now open for the three-day Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, three pre-courses, and one post-course. You can also register by printing out the registration form and sending the completed form to the fax number or to the mailing address that is listed on the form. If you are not using your own personal credit card to charge the fees, please complete and return the Third Party Credit Card Authorization Form so that we have a valid signature on file.
Click here to see the Course brochure. Please note that all of our 2016 Course scholarships have been awarded.
Please see below for more information about our 2016 courses, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, course venue, travel options, and contact information.
26th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
Dates: Friday, August 26, through Sunday, August 28, 2016
Chair: John Herzenberg, MD
Directors: Shawn Standard, MD, Janet Conway, MD, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 29.5
Registration Fee: $1,275–$1,695
- Basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts:
- Limb alignment
- Limb lengthening
- Corrective osteotomies
- Internal and external fixation
- Intended for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and allied health professionals who treat lower extremity deformities. No prior experience required.
- Highlights of the 2016 course will include:
- Hands-on sawbone labs
- Deformity planning sessions
- Interactive adult, pediatric, and foot participant case presentations
- Internationally renowned faculty
- Option to choose a lab group that focuses on adult, pediatric, or foot/ankle applications
- Option to choose break-out sessions on adult, pediatric, and foot/ankle topics
- Innovative apps:
- Multiplier App for the prediction of values at maturity: upper and lower limb length discrepancy, bone length, lower extremity length, and height
- Bone Ninja, an iPad app teaching tool developed by Drs. Shawn Standard and John Herzenberg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore: This app is designed to help surgeons analyze deformities. Note: Please bring your iPad. If you do not own an iPad, you will be able to follow along using worksheets. All registrants of the three-day Baltimore Limb Deformity Course will receive the Bone Ninja app for free.
Pre-Course: Masters of Disaster: Managing Osteomyelitis in the 21st Century
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Course Times: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Directors: Janet Conway, MD, and Samir Mehta, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 10.25
Registration Fee: $525–$695
- Emerging and resistant pathogens (bacteria, biofilms, fungus, and tuberculosis)
- Assessment, preoperative considerations, and complex case management
- Systemic/local antibiotics and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Cierny-Mader Stage 1: Antibiotic bone cement, bone void fillers, bone graft, and acutely infected fractures
- Cierny-Mader Stage 2: Flap coverage and soft-tissue defects
- Cierny-Mader Stage 3: Femoral and tibial defects and infected nonunions
- Cierny-Mader Stage 4: Which is Best?
- Bone transport
- Vascularized fibula
- Shortening then lengthening
- Case presentations (please bring a case(s) in PowerPoint or Keynote format on USB/flash drive—no personal laptops will be accepted)
Pre-Course: Tibia and Foot Deformity Correction Procedures: Cadaver Lab
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Course Times: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Directors: Noman Siddiqui, DPM, and Christopher Bibbo, DO
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 5.75
Registration Fee: $695
- New this year: All participants will receive Bone Ninja Scrubs and a USB that contains the cadaver lab videos.
- Percutaneous osteotomies (Gigli saw): proximal tibia, midfoot, and supramalleolar
- Multiple drill hole osteotomy: tibia, fibula, and metatarsal
- Baumann and Vulpius procedures
- Peroneal nerve decompression
- Tarsal tunnel decompression
- Plantar fascial release
- Flaps: reverse sural and gastrocnemius
- Safe zones for external fixation wires and pins
Pre-Course: Complex Pediatric Hip/Pelvis Surgery: Cadaver Lab
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Course Times: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Director: Shawn Standard, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 7.0
Registration Fee: $950
- Dr. Standard will lead a small group of participants through a rigorous, hands-on course that will demonstrate advanced surgical reconstruction techniques of the pediatric hip.
- The morning will be dedicated to lectures on surgical techniques.
- The afternoon will be spent performing complex lower limb surgical techniques on cadaveric specimens. For one technique, a sawbone model will be used. Participants will have access to fluoroscopic and surgical equipment throughout the hands-on cadaver and sawbone portions of the lab.
- All participants will receive Bone Ninja Scrubs.
- Techniques will include:
- Surgical hip dislocation: realignment of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) and intra-articular osteotomies for residual deformities secondary to Perthes disease
- Periarticular triple osteotomy for acetabular insufficiency
- Morscher osteotomy of the proximal femur for coxa breva
- External fixation application for hip arthrodiastasis
- Superhip osteotomy and reconstruction for proximal femoral focal deficiency/congenital femoral deficiency (sawbone lab)
Post-Course: Six-Axis External Fixation: To the Tibia and Beyond
Date: Monday, August 29, 2016
Course Times: 7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Directors: John Herzenberg, MD, Janet Conway, MD, Shawn Standard, MD, and Noman Siddiqui, DPM
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 8.0
Registration Fee: $375–$475
- Intensive hands-on sawbone workshops that focus on challenging clinical problems that are best treated with six-axis external fixation
- Morning session: complex tibial frames
- Afternoon breakout sessions:
- Femoral, humeral, and forearm frames
- Complex foot frames
The course venue is the Four Seasons Hotel (200 International Drive) in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The chic hotel is located 20 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and 90 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Our discounted hotel room block at the Four Seasons is now sold-out. The following hotels are within walking distance of the Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel:
For those driving to the Four Seasons Hotel daily, we have arranged for a discounted daytime valet parking rate of $8/day. This rate does not apply to self-park during the day or to overnight parking (currently $40 for valet and $23 for self-park per night).
Please contact Madeline Bacon with any questions about the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.
Mail: Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215, USA
Getting to our Course
American Disabilities Act
If you require special accommodations to attend or to participate, please fax (1.410.601.0585) notification of your needs at least 30 days in advance of your arrival.
Accreditation Statement for CME
LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
LifeBridge Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 47.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
It is the policy of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a LifeBridge Health Center, to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. All faculty participating in sponsored or jointly sponsored programs by Sinai Hospital of Baltimore are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). In accordance with the ACCME requirements on disclosure information, relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the Course.
CME Committee Disclosures
The following LifeBridge Health Continuing Medical Education Committee members and their spouses/partners have no financial interest or affiliation with the manufacturer or distributor of any medical products, devices or services: Madeline Bacon; Eric Buchner, MD; John Cmar, MD; Tina Gionet; Christopher Grove, MD; Mark Katlic, MD; Diane Maloney-Krichmar, PhD; Susan Mani, MD; Wendy Robinson, CHCP; Allan Pristoop, MD; Richard Rohrs, PA-C; Melissa Teply, MD; and Teresa Wilson, CPMSM. However, David Gordon, MD, receives grant/research support, is a consultant, and is on the speaker’s bureau for ACell, Allergan, Astellas; and Asha Thomas, MD, is the primary investigator for Exscel Study/Amylin.
The 2015 Course
The 2015 Course was an extremely successful event with more than 250 attendees from 33 countries and 30 states in the U.S. Our world-renowned faculty conducted hands-on labs and lectured on topics such as lengthening with internal devices, limb alignment, corrective osteotomies, and treatment of Charcot foot. Basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts and surgical procedures were also covered in depth. We thank our corporate sponsors, faculty, Academic and Research Services Department, and volunteers for making this Course possible.
Comments from 2015 Course Participants
"I will highly recommend this course to all residents and orthopaedic surgeons. It should be an essential set of knowledge for all ABOS surgeons. This is the best orthopaedic surgery course I have attended, period."
"Outstanding course. Impressive how the talented faculty can simplify complicated material and present it as simple and easily applicable universal principles. The opportunity to practically apply the material at multiple points during the course reaffirmed the effectiveness of the methods and the ease of their application."
"One of the best courses I have ever attended. Well organized, with great faculty. Highly recommended course for anyone who has an interest in Limb Reconstruction surgery."
"This is an exceptional course that gives the registrants actual skills that they can go home and use appropriately. Fantastic educational experience."
"Excellent course! The best and highest yield course I've attended in my career!"
"Excellent course. Hopefully coming back next year."
We would like to thank these organizations for their support
of the 2015 Baltimore Limb Deformity Course: