Foot and ankle region is a complex anatomical structure that comprises of 28 bones (including tibia and fibula), 35 joints and more than 100 ligaments, tendons and nerves. It is important to understand the mechanics of the foot and ankle region as effect on one structure can secondarily alter all the other adjoining parts.
Foot and ankle as a subspecialty is one of the most sought-after branches in the field of orthopedics in the west. Despite being in such demand in the developed nations, the branch is still in infancy in India because of lack of adequate training during the foundation years. The teaching if any, even in the best of the centers in our country is limited to trauma, foot drop and post-polio residual paralysis.
To bridge that gap and improve the awareness of this specialty in the minds of young orthopedic surgeons, we at Conceptual Orthopedics are coming up with a foot and ankle course designed for young orthopedic surgeons including PG and DNB residents.
What differentiates this course from the other courses you might have heard of/attended is that it completely focuses on untouched terrain of “cold/elective foot and ankle topics” that most of the students are generally not taught in their residency period. It will be a 2-day, 4-hour each academic extravaganza on 23rd-24th September 2023.
We will be teaching a multitude of topics in foot and ankle from basics like examination, biomechanics, and radiology to the more core topics like pes planus, ankle sprains and instability, ankle impingement, achilles tendinopathy & plantar fasciitis and diabetic foot & charcot arthropathy.
Apart from this, we are having a special 2-hour session in which one we will be presenting short cases and stimulate exam-based and treatment-based discussion. The faculty of the course are the best in their field from UK and Singapore.
We hope that with this course, we improve your knowledge about the common foot and ankle conditions and help you in managing these patients well in your orthopedic practice.
See you on 23rd and 24th September at the Conceptual Foot and Ankle Course!”