STATEMENT OF NEED AND OVERALL GOAL
Orthopaedic surgery is undergoing rapid advances. This meeting is conducted by the NJOS to inform and educate medical specialists treating orthopaedic cases in the State of New Jersey. The meeting focuses on reviewing important topics relating to orthopaedic surgery: elbow hand and wrist injuries and treatment, metastatic disease, evidence based medicine, MOC process, 3D printing for novel treatments and limb salvage of the foot and ankle, ankle instability – evolution of care, AAOS National update as well as an Orthopaedic legislative update. New advances will be presented and participants will be informed about what changes to expect in the near future in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
Orthopaedic surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, Allied Health Professionals and administrators.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
In order to obtain credit for this activity, participants are required to sign in at the Registration Desk, attend the activity, and complete and return the Activity Evaluation. The certificate will be distributed following completion of the Activity Evaluation.
Upon completion of the program participants should be able to:
- Learn the evolution of ankle instability treatments from primary repairs to MIS techniques and secondary surgeries for failed repairs.
- Learn about the benefits and possibilities of 3D printing to allow for limb salvage and unique solutions for foot and ankle conditions.
- Discuss, define and describe management of metastatic disease in orthopaedic patients.
- Discuss, define and describe management of upper extremity injuries.
- Learning MOC process.
- Discuss evidence against evidence based medicine.
- Discuss and illustrate the ways the AAOS is currently advocating for orthopaedic surgeons nationally.
- Discuss current national legislative issues and the potential effect of a new president on health care reform.