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Blitz Sessions Offer Pearls for Everyday Surgical Topics

July 13, 2023

Diverse group of doctors in scrubs and lab coats,

Back by popular demand this year are APMA’s Surgical Blitz sessions, featuring multiple, short presentations on a variety of topics, with practical advice perfect for every foot and ankle surgeon. “The condensed lessons of the Surgical Blitz sessions are to provide DPMs with real world options for surgical care,” said Larissa Schmidt, DPM, one of the track leaders for both sessions. “The short presentations are designed to explore treatment options for the conditions we treat on a daily basis.”

This morning, catch Surgical Blitz—Forefoot, and tomorrow, attend Surgical Blitz—Midfoot and Rearfoot.

Friday’s blitz will cover topics including:

  • Contracture Incisions/V-Y Plasty/Z Plasty
  • Alignment Principles for First Metatarsal Phalangeal Arthrodesis
  • Post-op Dressing Considerations for MIS Bunion
  • Closing Plantar Defects
  • Extensor Digitorum Brevis Transfer to Correct Lesser Digit Multiplanar Deformity
  • Conservative versus Surgical Management of Fifth Metatarsal Diaphyseal Fractures
  • Plantar Plate Dorsal versus Plantar Approach

Saturday’s session will include:

  • Comminuted Metatarsal Fractures
  • Surgical Equinus/Weakening Based on Type of Procedure
  • Cartilage Replacement
  • Lisfranc Hardware Options for Fusion Constructs Available
  • Stress Exam of Syndesmosis
  • A Pearl on Surgical Management of Posterior Heel Pain
  • A Single Surgical Pear for Charcot
  • Peroneal Tendon Pathology

Dr. Schmidt said that the seasoned speakers selected for these tracks will present unique and well-tested approaches to get attendees thinking about these common issues. “The goal is to cover solutions to your everyday problems and optimize efficient care strategies. We are excited to showcase a variety of treatment options that may bend your mind and stretch your capacity of care.”

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