Conferences

Lower Extremity Amputee Care Best Practices: A Multidisciplinary Approach

10/16/2021 - 10/16/2021

Stephen J. Kovach, MD

COURSE DIRECTOR

Stephen J. Kovach, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will review state-of-the-art amputation care, from preoperative work-up through optimizing post-operative outcomes. The course will review modern techniques of amputations of the lower  extremity with integration of adjunctive therapies. The course will consist of 6 lectures, 20-30 minutes each with 10 minutes of Q&A.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Amputee Care Team

Physicians (Orthopedic, Vascular, Plastic Reconstructive, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management)
Physical and Occupational Therapists
Prosthetists


OCTOBER 16, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT

REGISTER

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/348874357240525328


Sponsored by Checkpoint Surgical, Inc. and Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics

           


AGENDA

8:00 AM―8:10 AM
Stephen Kovach, MD, FACS | Introduction

8:10 AM―8:40 AM |  Jason Souza, MD
Principles of below knee amputation: A sensible, modular, functional approach

8:40 AM―9:00 AM | Stephen Kovach, MD, FACS
Principles of above the knee amputation: Getting the most of a more proximal amputation

9:00 AM―9:15 AM | Q&A

9:15 AM―9:45 AM | Ian Valerio, MD
Surgical approach and management of peripheral nerves at the time of amputation

9:45 AM―10:15 AM | Kyle Eberlin, MD
Management and prevention of post operative neuroma and phantom limb pain

10:15 AM―10:30 AM | Q&A

10:30 AM―11:00 AM | Stephen Kovach, MD, FACS
Management of complications after lower extremity amputation

11:00 AM―11:20 AM | Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD
Integration of post-operative rehabilitation after amputation

11:20 AM―11:40 AM Brian Frasure, CP
Management and preparation of the residual limb and prosthetic choice

11:40 AM―12:00 PM Q&A | Adjourn