65th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting

May 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017


The Piedmont Orthopedic Society is a traditional organization of “life-long learners” many of whom, because of their training and experience, are classified as experts. The annual meeting is an opportunity for these learners to conduct peer presentations, as well as review and discuss many different topics.  The 65 year history attests to the continued support of this  notion of the members being  “life-long learners”.  Additionally, through peer solicitation of topics for presentation, other assessment methods are used to discuss the material.  Ongoing clinical and research presentations  traditionally include epidemiological data derived from prevalence of a topic; geographic data based on specific health problems of  regional importance; and morbidity and mortality statistics introduced as complications of specific procedures.  Quality Assurance statistics (QA) and/or Peer Review Data will document the need to address complications of a particular topic.  Non-academic based physicians bring patient care audits for clinical critique.  Because the Society has evolved from Duke University Medical Center trained  orthopedic physicians,  the members who now may or may not be at academic institutions still look to their peers from Duke to provide information in many different areas.


Statement of Need

This meeting has been designed to update the Piedmont Orthopedic Society members’ knowledge and skills in selected areas of orthopedic surgery, and to encourage members to study and analyze their own practices. 


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • To emphasize the use of multiple images of the hand, wrist, and forearm will better delineate the deformity so appropriate management can be performed. To gain knowledge and experience in the use of custom designed implants as well as standard implants and biologic injections for treatment of complex deformities of the humerus and forearm bones.
  • To present and discuss the current state of rotator cuff repair in massive injuries of the cuff and rehabilitation of these repairs, and knee ligament reconstruction. 
  • To describe the projected outcome of the total knee and hip in patients with various preoperative co-morbidities.  In order to decide the most appropriate surgical approach as well as the type of implant and rehabilitation for an optimal outcome in each           individual patient. Also to determine the best method of diminishing postoperative pain in patients with total hip and total knee arthroplasty.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 20.60 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
05/11/2017 - 8:00am EDT
Activity Ends: 
05/14/2017 - 5:00pm EDT
Sea Island
The Cloister
Sea Island, GA
United States

J. Mack Aldridge, III, M.D.
Benjamin A. Alman, M.D.
William C. Andrews, M.D.
Keith R. Berend, M.D.
Daniel J. Blizzard, M.D., M.S.
Michael P. Bolognesi M.D.
Brian E. Brigman, M.D.
William A. Byrd, M.D.
Todd M. Chapman, Jr., M.D.
Matthew D. Crawford, M.D.
Sanjay Desai, M.D.
Robert D. Fitch, M.D.
Langdon A. Hartsock, M.D.
Lloyd A. Hey, M.D.
Shawn B. Hocker, M.D.
Jeffrey T. Hodrick, M.D.
Andrew S. Holmes, M.D.
Elizabeth S. Joneschild, M.D.
Vasili Karas, M.D., M.S.
Lindsay T. Kleeman, M.D.
Tally E. Lassiter, Jr. M.D.
Ralph A. Liebelt, M.D.
Robert E. Lins, M.D.
Thomas M. Loeb, M.D.
Gary M. Lourie, M.D.
Michael C. Maier, M.D.
Gregory A. Mensio, M.D.
Jose J. Monsivais, M.D., FACS
Richard S. Moore, Jr. M.D.
Claude T. Moorman, III, M.D.
Michael P. Morwood, M.D.
Robert L. Murrah, Jr., M.D.
Brian T. Nickel, M.D.
W. Jerry Oakes, M.D.
Todd B. Orvald, M.D.
Loukia K. Papatheodorou, M.D.
Selene G. Parekh, MBA, M.D.
Marc J. Richard, M.D.
Thomas F. Roush, M.D.
James J. Rubano, M.D.
David S. Ruch, M.D.
Dean G. Sotereanos, M.D.
E. Grant Sutter, M.D.
James R. Urganiak, M.D.
David C. Urquia, M.D.
Alexander R. Vap, M.D.
W. Timothy Ward, M.D.
Samuel S. Wellman, M.D.
Jocelyn R. Wittstein, M.D.



Available Credit

  • 20.60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 20.60 Attendance
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