The medical illustration and production team was busy at work preparing for the course that educates thousands of surgeons worldwide on the art of limb deformity and reconstruction
We kicked off Week 3 at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics with Dr H, Dr Standard and Dr McClure before heading to the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course. Supposedly the clinical schedule was on the “lighter side” in preparation for the course, but Claire and I found no shortage of patients with complex lower limb problems to discuss. Dr Standard walked us through the stages of a tibia hemimelia reconstruction in the OR. Don’t let the picture fool you (if you are focusing on the fluoroscopic image in the background) We completed the OR day with an upper extremity case
We met the whole team at Sinai and learned how each member has a vital role in making the institute so special. This is one of the 3D printers that can create models from a scan.
Dr H took us to the frame “graveyard” and showed us one of the original TSF models. Parts can be recycled for use in various parts of the world to treat children and serve as education tools for trainees.
At the Ponsetti precourse we got to fine tune our casting skills, learn tips for managing atypical clubfeet by watching casting of live patients, listen to the “best of the best” debate how to define and manage the relapsed clubfoot using live patient examples, and discover treatment options for the neglected or untreated clubfoot in older children. It was a great day embracing the history and evolution of the care of children with clubfeet
If you have never been to the BLDC...we highly recommend it! What a great all around learning experience and excellent opportunity to pick the brains of experts in our field
We enjoyed mingling with colleagues and meeting new mentors at the reception overlooking the Harbor...just in time for the bad storms to roll in! The week was exhausting but we both gained new knowledge that we can use in practice to care for our complex limb deformity patients. Special thanks to Dr Herzenberg and Dr Standard for hosting us during such a grueling week. Their commitment to educating young surgeons is truly amazing!