AACPDM
AACPDM

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Please refer to the Final Program for more details.

This course is co-presented with POSNA.

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

AACPDM/POSNA Orthopedic Day Symposium

ORTHOPEDIC DAY SYMPOSIUM: AMBULATORY CEREBRAL PALSY
Ben Shore MD, and Wade Shrader MD, Joshua Hyman MD, James McCarthy MD, Unni Narayanan MD

Target Audience: Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physical Therapists, Physiatrists, Neurologists, Orthotists

Course Summary:  This full day course will focus on indications for surgical procedures aimed at improving gait related function of children with ambulatory cerebral palsy (GMFCS Level I-III).  Specific surgical procedures will be thoroughly discussed, to highlight the indications (intended goals) for the procedure, and the ideal candidate for the procedure based on patient characteristics including history, specific problem list, findings on physical exam and gait assessment, as well as 3-D gait analysis and radiographic imaging.  There will also be a session on 3-D gait analysis of common gait patterns encountered in CP with an emphasis on interpretation and surgical decision making. Broad discussion will be encouraged through case-based discussion, with active participation of the audience facilitated by use of audience response system.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the Pre-Conference Session, participants will become familiar with:

A. Indications for specific surgical procedures for ambulatory children with CP, to preserve or improve gait related functional outcomes, including:

1.     Lengthening of the psoas: For whom, when, and how? What is the evidence?
2.     Knee flexion contracture: What are the treatment options and indications for each?
3.     The Rectus femoris - Transfer or Release. For whom, when, and how? What is the evidence?
4.     Treatment of equinovarus foot deformity: What are the treatment options and indications for each?

B. Interpretation of 3-D gait analysis of common gait patterns in CP and treatment recommendations for specific gait analysis findings.