Access to the recorded content is available through September 30, 2020.

Please note that depending on when you register, it may take up to 12 hours to provide you with access to the content.
We will send you a follow-up email with log-in information once your registration has been entered into the virtual platform system.

We are excited to have reinvented the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course (BLDC) to an online, virtual BLDC this year. This format will provide our registrants and industry partners an exciting, safe, and convenient web-based platform to learn, exchange ideas, and showcase important developments in the orthopedic subspecialty of limb lengthening deformity correction.

We have developed a syllabus that includes over 25 hours of pre-recorded planning and deformity correction talks/workshops and hardware application videos, in addition to 7 hours of live, interactive sessions for Q&A and case discussions. The virtual course enables surgeons to view the content on their own time and at their own pace. These on-demand videos will be available August 15 through September 30, 2020. Three live virtual sessions occurred on Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, 2020 - all sessions were recorded and are uploaded for viewing.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please address them to Madeline Bacon, mbacon@lifebridgehealth.org.

Thank you, and stay well during these uncertain times.

Welcome!

This course has been the standard in teaching lower extremity alignment for the last 30 years. It is intended for orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists who treat long bone and foot/ankle deformities. No prior experience is required.

The course features lectures, deformity planning sessions, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentations, and an internationally renowned faculty. We will introduce basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts including limb alignment, limb lengthening, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixation.

Attendees of the 2019 Course came from 36 countries and 33 U.S. states.

Course Highlights

  • Pre-recorded planning and deformity correction talks/workshops
  • Hardware application videos
  • 13 hours of interactive sessions for Q&A and case discussions
  • Sessions geared to orthopedists and foot/ankle specialists
  • Dedicated time will be spent using Bone Ninja, an iPad app teaching tool developed by Dr. Shawn Standard and Dr. John Herzenberg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. This app is designed to help surgeons learn to analyze long bone deformities.*
  • Multiplier App for the prediction of values at maturity: upper and lower limb length discrepancy, bone length, lower extremity length, height (for those with and without achondroplasia), etc.
  • Interactive adult, pediatric, and foot case presentation sessions led by attendees
  • The ninth edition of The Art of Limb Alignment is available to purchase on Amazon as a paperback (textbook and combined workbook) and an eBook (textbook only).

*Note: The Bone Ninja app works only on iPad devices.

Course Objectives

Our goals are to introduce basic and advanced concepts in limb alignment, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixation for limb reconstruction, including lengthening and realignment.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Single-level and double-level tibial and femoral deformities
  • Sagittal and oblique plane deformities
  • Rotational deformities
  • Foot and ankle deformities
  • Monolateral/circular external fixation
  • Acute correction techniques
  • Gait implications for angular and rotational deformities
  • Measurement of deformity on digital radiographs
  • Consequences of joint malorientation and malalignment
  • Limb lengthening techniques

Following completion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Describe simple and complex pediatric and adult lower limb deformities
  • Interpret advances in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction
  • Identify optimal location of the osteotomy
  • Recognize the methodology of minimally invasive internal and external fixation
  • Analyze deformities of the lower limb using electronic media technology
  • Formulate treatment decisions that have been proven to yield better clinical outcomes

Accreditation Statement for CME

LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

LifeBridge Health designates this live and enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 40.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Committee Disclosure

The LifeBridge Health Continuing Medical Education Committee members and their spouses/partners have no financial interest or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Course Introduction

What Participants Are Saying About the 2020 Course

“Congratulations to you and your entire team for successfully conducting one of the best online conferences of the year. It has truly been an amazing learning experience.”
from a physician in India

"I have reached session 3, and I found it amazing. You have done a wonderful job."
from a physician in Kenya

"Nice session, well organized. Great teamwork."
from a physician in India

"Great job this weekend! ... The program and presentations were wonderful. The results showed the effort. Hats off to you guys!"
from a physician in the United States

"Thank you very much to you and your amazing team for a most impressive virtual BLDC this year ... perhaps not the 30th birthday party you had always envisioned, but quite an impressive offering! A hearty congratulations, and thank you again!"
from a physician in the United States

“Thank you for the countless hours and so much hard work to make a great virtual meeting take place!! Hoping to see you in Baltimore next year!”
from a physician in the United States

Course Information

*Registrants who live in countries classified as "Low Income" or "Lower-Middle Income" economies by the World Bank are eligible for a discounted registration fee of $250 (Low Income) or $350 (Lower-Middle Income). Click here to see if you qualify for the discounted registration fee. Please email your discount request to Madeline Bacon (mbacon@lifebridgehealth.org) prior to registration, and include either:

  • A letter on official hospital stationery verifying professional affiliation
  • or
  • A link to staff page of hospital/clinic website where name appears

Pre-recorded Lecture Sessions

  • Available August 15 through September 30, 2020
    • On-demand videos covering:
      • Pre-op planning
      • Single- and double-level lower limb deformities
      • Foot and ankle deformities
      • Sagittal and oblique deformities
      • Pediatric orthopedic considerations
      • Virtual labs
      • Surgical procedures
      • Updates in limb deformity correction
      • Special lectures on adversity and resilience

Recorded Interactive Sessions with Faculty and Exhibitors

  • Saturday, August 29, 2020
    • Help Sessions and Case Presentations
  • Sunday, August 30, 2020
    • Adult, pediatric, and foot/ankle breakout sessions
    • Case presentations

Recommended Course Materials

Contact Information

Madeline Bacon
Phone: 1.410.601.9798
Email: mbacon@lifebridgehealth.org

Payment Instructions

  • All credit card charges (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) will appear on your statement as "Baltimore Course Sinai." If there is a problem with processing, you will be notified once you have submitted your online registration. If you are not using your own personal credit card to charge the fees, please download, complete, and fax (+1.410.601.0585) or scan the Third Party/Shipping Credit Card Authorization Form so that we have a valid signature on file.
  • To pay by check, make check payable in US funds to: "Baltimore Limb Deformity Course/Sinai" and mail to:
    • Madeline Bacon
      Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
      Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
      Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
      2401 West Belvedere Avenue
      Baltimore, Maryland 21215 USA
  • Wire transfer information below:
    • M & T Bank
      25 South Charles Street
      Baltimore, MD 21201
      M&T Bank Swift Code: MANTUS33 (for international wire only)
      Account Name: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc.
      Account Number: 17599451
      ABA#: 022000046 (for domestic wire only)
    Please let Madeline Bacon (mbacon@lifebridgehealth.org) know when the wire has been sent so that she can alert the Accounting Department to be on the look-out for it.

American Podiatric Medical Association

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and LifeBridge Health. APMA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. APMA has approved this activity for a maximum of 40.25 continuing education contact hours.