69th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting
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 69 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.
- Describe the management options of Dupuytren’s contracture, compare the treatment options for basil thumb arthritis and de-scribe the pathology and management of scapolunate ligament tears.
- Define the newer implants and techniques for reconstruction of a severely injured or arthritic ankle joint.
- Explain how the orthopaedic surgeons will appreciate the benefits and risks associated with these various techniques as well the postoperative management and return to functional activity.
- Identify to the surgeons the importance of having a high clinical index of suspicion about possible vascular injuries in the area of the knee joint.
- Define shoulder CT as a diagnostic modality and as a platform to develop a treatment strategy
- Understand the differential diagnosis of posterior hip pain and therapeutic interventions that may be utilized.
- Understand the nuances of ACL reconstruction in a skeletally immature patient.
- Learn about vertebral body tethering as a nonfusion method to manage progressive juvenile or adolescent scoliosis.
- Learn about enhanced recovery techniques following spinal surgery.
- 24.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 24.00 Attendance
- 24.00 JA Credit - AH
- 24.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™