Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 2:40 PM EDT
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Mt. Carmel Education Center 
7277 Smith's Mill Road
New Albany, OH 43054

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Heather Benjamin 

The Orthopedic Foundation
Research Day 2019 

The Orthopedic Foundation Research Day” is designed to provide participants with new information about current orthopedic and neurological studies being done at the Orthopedic Foundation.  Research includes topics about ankle instability, hallux valgus, spinal fusion, robotic knee arthroplasty, chronic occipital neuralgia and rotator cuff repair.  Increased clinician awareness of physician management of these conditions will allow the physical therapist to better establish a more knowledgeable plan of care.  Information presented is applicable to the participant’s daily practice in an outpatient orthopedic clinic.


8:00a Welcome
8:10a -10:00a Foot & Ankle Research
10:15a-11:20a Spine Research
11:20a - 11:50a Shoulder and Knee Reserach
11:50a - 12:10p Neuro Research
12:10 - 1:00p Lunch
1:00p - 2:40p Arthritis Case Studies
2:40p Dismissal


  • Discuss the correlation between flatfeet and bunions as they relate to tight calf muscles
  • Describe commonalitites in lateral ankle instability patients
  • Determine foot compensation with lateral ankle sprains
  • Describe the Lapidus Procedure
  • Discuss possible complications from anethesia with foot and ankle surgery
  • Understand the effect of legislation on opiod use with foot & ankle surgery
  • Identify proper technique for the Silfverskold Test
  • Discuss causes of pes planovalgus and midfoot abduction
  • Discuss treatment options for Achilles tendonopathy
  • Describe patient responses post gastrocnemius recession for plantar fasciitis
  • Descibe gastrocnemius recession surgery for plantar fasciitis
  • Discuss the effects of using a cooling blanket with spinal fusion surgery
  • Describe the effectiveness of liposomal bipivacaine in lumbar spine surgery
  • Discuss unicortivcal vs. bicortical C2-translaminar screw fixation
  • Describe mapped-mesh techniques for spinal fixation
  • Identify a pedicle screw fixation, cortical screw fixation, and a hybrid fixation construct in lumbar spine fixation
  • Discuss the use of corical bone stiffness to determine the risk for additional injury
  • Describe the clinical and rediograpghic outcome of repair of large rotator cuff tears wth ECM graft reinforcement.
  • Describe the use of robit assistance with knee arthrplasty
  • Describe optimal cup insertion technique
  • Discuss the use of nerve ablation to treat chronic occipital neuralgia
  • Identify common treatment options for shoulder arthritis
  • Describe severity grades of knee arthritis
  • Discuss treatment options for Hand arthritis
  • Discuss treatment options for spine arthritis
  • Describe ankle arthritis


Dr. Nick Cheney, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Dr. Paul Eichenseer, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Jeffrey Gittins, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Dr. Mark Gittins, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Robert Nowinski, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon
Dr. Scott Stephens, Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon
Dr. Desmond Stutzman, Orthopedic Hand & Elbow Surgeon
Dr. Daryl Sybert, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Dr. Martin Taylor, Neurologist


The Ohio Osteopathic Foundation designates this program for a maximum of 5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

FOR PURPOSES OF RELICENSURE ONLY, the State Medical Board of Ohio hasdetermined that allopathic physicians may claim AMA PRA Category 1 credit forattending CME programs which are acceptable for AOA Category 1-A credit, asoutlined in the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Ohio OsteopathicAssociation (OOA) CME program.RSVP requested

This program has been approved by the Ohio Physical Therapist Association for 5.5 CE credits and would apply towards 5.5 BOC credits for the Athletic Trainer. 

Registration Fee:  $30.00

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  A full refund less 10% will be returned to the participant if registration is cancelled at least 10 days prior to the event.  No refund will be offered for cancellation less than 10 days prior to event.