2011 Coimbatore Conference

The Advances & Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting, is presented by the Parekh Family Foundation. The aim of this course is to disseminate and share techniques in foot and ankle surgery with surgeons from India, South Asia, and the United States. The first annual meeting was an enormous success. For 2011, we will have live surgeries or technique videos and workshops, followed by didactic sessions.

The 2nd annual meeting will be held on:

January 14 - 16, 2010 in Coimbatore, India


The course will take place at the Ganga Medical Centre. Faculty from both the US and India will participate in the teaching during the workshops and the didactic sessions. This will provide attendees and registrants with a unique perspective on foot and ankle pathologies.

Coimbatore Agenda

***This Agenda is tentative and subject to change.***

Day 1 - Live Surgeries, Sawbones, Technical Videos

Final cases to be announced based on availablilty.  We will try to perform the following surgeries:

  1. Trauma: Calcaneal or Talus Fracture, Malunited Fracture
  2. Arthoscopy Case - Ankle or Subtalar Joint
  3. Flat Foot Reconstruction
  4. Tendon Transfer
  5. Fusion - Ankle, Subtalar, or Triple Arthrodesis
  6. Achilles Tendon Surgery
  7. Nerve Surgery - Tarsal Tunnel Release or Morton's Neuroma Excision
  8. Rheumatoid Foot Reconstruciton
3:00-4:30PM Sawbones: MemoMetal, Inc.
4:30-6:00PM Sawbones: Extremity Medical, Inc.

Day 2

Time Topic
8:50-9:00AM Introduction and Welcome

Foot & Ankle Trauma

9:00-9:10AM Recent Concepts in the Management of Ankle Fractures
9:10-9:20AM Management Algorithm to Pilon Fractures
9:20-9:30AM Approach to Syndesmotic Injuries
9:30-9:40AM Questions
9:40-9:50AM Management Principals and Algorithm of Care for Talar Fractures
9:50-10:00AM Navicular Fractures - Approach and Management
10:00-10:10AM Open Treatment of Calcaneal Fractures - When and How?
10:10-10:20AM Minimally Invasive Surgery Calcaneal Fractures - When and How?
10:20-10:30AM Questions
10:30-10:45AM Tea Break

Foot & Ankle Arthritis

10:45-10:55AM Ankle Arthritis - Nonoperative Approach
10:55-11:05AM Ankle Arthritis - Distraction Arthroplasty
11:05-11:15AM Ankle Arthritis - Fusion (open, arthroscopic, and mini)
11:15-11:25AM Ankle Arthritis - Total Ankle Replacement
11:25-11:35AM Questions
11:35-11:45AM Subtalar/Talonavicular/Calcaneocuboid Arthritis - Nonoperative Approach
11:45-11:55AM Subtalar Arthritis - Open Arthrodesis
11:55AM-12:05PM Subtalar Arthritis - Percutaneous Arthrodesis
12:05-12:15PM Subtalar Arthritis - Distraction Arthrodesis
12:15-12:30PM Questions
12:30-1:30PM Lunch

Foot & Ankle Sports

1:30-1:40PM Approach and Management of Achilles Tedonitis - Noninsertional
1:40-1:50PM Approach and Management of Achilles Tedonitis - Insertional
1:50-2:00PM Haglund's Syndrome Correction by Minimally Invasive Surgery
2:00-2:10PM Approach and Management of Achilles Ruptures
2:10-2:20PM Approach and Management of Peroneal Tendonitis
2:20-2:30PM Approach and Management of Peroneal Tendon Tears
2:30-2:40PM Questions
2:40-2:50PM Ankle Instability - Nonoperative Approach
2:50-3:00PM Ankle Instability - Operative (Primary and Salvage) Techniques
3:00-3:10PM Deltoid Sprains and Tears - Approach and Management
3:10-3:25PM Tea Break

Miscellaneous Foot & Ankle

3:25-3:35PM Approach and Management of Plantar Heel Pain
3:35-3:45PM Approach and Management of Rheumatoid Foot
3:45-3:55PM Approach and Management of Hallux Valgus
3:55-4:05PM Hallux Valgus Correction by Minimally Invasive Surgery
4:05-4:15PM Approach and Management of Claw and Hammer Toes
4:15-4:25PM Questions
4:25-5:00PM Cases

Day 3 

Time Topic
8:50-9:00AM Introduction and Welcome

Foot and Ankle Trauma

9:00-9:10AM Lisfranc Injuries - Diagnostic Dilemma
9:10-9:20AM Management of Open Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
9:20-9:30AM Jones Fractures - When to Operate, When to Cast
9:30-9:40AM Fractures in Diabetics - Approach and Management


9:50-10:00AM Tips and Tricks for Application of Ex-fix for Ankle and Foot Fractures
10:00-10:10AM Nonunions - Nonoperative Approach and Management
10:10-10:20AM Neglected Ankle Fractures - Management and Tips
10:20-10:30AM Nonunions - Operative Techniques and Tips
10:30-10:40AM Questions


Tea Break

Foot & Ankle Arthritis

10:55-11:05AM Double and Triple Arthrodesis - Techniques and Tips
11:05-11:15AM Lisfranc and Midtarsal Arthritis - Nonoperative approach
11:15-11:25AM Lisfranc and Midtarsal Arthrodesis - Techniques and Tips
11:25-11:35AM Hallux Rigidus - Nonoperative Approach and Management
11:35-11:45AM Hallux Rigidus - Operative (Fusion, Soft-tissue Arthroplasty)
11:45AM-11:55AM Pantalar Arthrodesis Using IM nail in Post Traumatic Conditions
11:55-12:05PM Questions
12:05-1:00PM Lunch

Foot & Ankle Sports

1:00-1:10PM Ankle Arthroscopy - Techniques and Tips
1:10-1:20PM Osteochondral Defects - Approach and Management
1:20-1:30PM Posterior Ankle Arthroscopy - Techniques and Tips
1:30-1:40PM Subtalar Arthroscopy - Techniques and Tips
1:40-1:50PM Questions

Neurologic Foot

1:50-2:00PM Midfoot Sprains - Approach and Management
2:00-2:10PM Turf Toe Injuries - Approach and Management
2:10-2:20PM Stress Fractures - Approach and Management
2:20-2:30PM Introduction to Minimally Invasive Surgery in Foot and Ankle
2:30-2:40PM Questions

Miscellaneous Foot & Ankle

2:40-2:50PM Pes Planus Deformity - Approach and Management
2:50-3:00PM Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - Approach and Management
3:00-3:10PM Morton's Neuroma - Approach and Management
3:10-3:20PM Approach and Management of the Neuropathic Foot and Ankle
3:20-3:50PM Negative Pressure Therapy/VAC Applications and Demonstration
3:50-4:00PM Questions and Wrap Up


If you have questions about the conference, please contact us.