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Latin America Lower Extremity Surgical Skills Course
This one-day intensive course focuses on the current challenges orthopaedic surgeons face. Our esteemed faculty will provide didactic presentations, in-depth case discussion, and hands-on cadaveric training focused on complex lower extremity fracture solutions.
This course is aimed toward practicing orthopaedic surgeons from Latin America countries who treat foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. Content is also relevant for traumatologists and generalists looking to learn advanced treatment options for complex foot and ankle fractures.
Foot and Ankle
Participants will learn the latest in the treatment options for foot and ankle trauma and reconstruction. Presenters will cover ankle fractures, ORIF treatments, subtalar and triple arthrodesis, and MIS for ankle fractures.
Participants will gain practical hands-on experience with a cadaver covering suggested treatment options for these challenging indications.
- Ankle Fractures
- LisFranc Fracture Fixation
- Subtalar and Triple Arthrodesis
- Ankle Syndesmosis Repair
- MIS Fibula Fracture Treatments
Cristian Ortiz, MD
Dr. Cristian Ortiz completed his residency in Orthopedics from Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile. He is Professor at Universidad Catolica de Chile from 1995 to 2005. Dr. Ortiz was the Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery from 2005-2018 at Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile. He is currently practicing at Clinica Universidad de Las Andes He is the member of American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society and International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies.
Richard Marks, MD
Richard Marks, MD, FACS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and was most recently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of South Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree at Haverford College and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania. He then completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He followed this with a one-year fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.