2011 Coimbatore Conference

The Advances & Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting, is presented by the Parekh Family Foundation. The aim of this course is to disseminate and share techniques in foot and ankle surgery with surgeons from India, South Asia, and the United States. The first annual meeting was an enormous success. For 2011, we will have live surgeries or technique videos and workshops, followed by didactic sessions

The 2nd annual meeting will be held on:

January 14 - 16, 2010 in Coimbatore, India


The course will take place at the Ganga Medical Centre. Faculty from both the US and India will participate in the teaching during the workshops and the didactic sessions. This will provide attendees and registrants with a unique perspective on foot and ankle pathologies.

2011 Coimbatore Agenda Overview

***This Agenda is tentative and subject to change.***

Day 1 - Live Surgeries, Sawbones, Technical Videos - Friday, 20 January 2012

Final cases to be announced based on availablilty. We will try to perform the following surgeries:

  1. Trauma: Calcaneal or Talus Fracture, Malunited Fracture
  2. Arthoscopy Case - Ankle or Subtalar Joint
  3. Flat Foot Reconstruction
  4. Tendon Transfer
  5. Fusion - Ankle, Subtalar, or Triple Arthrodesis
  6. Achilles Tendon Surgery
  7. Nerve Surgery - Tarsal Tunnel Release or Morton's Neuroma Excision
  8. Rheumatoid Foot Reconstruciton
3:00-4:30PMSawbones: MemoMetal, Inc. 4:30-6:00PMSawbones: Extremity Medical, Inc.

Day 2

8:50-9:00AM-Introduction and Welcome Foot & Ankle Trauma 9:00-9:10AM-Recent Concepts in the Management of Ankle Fractures 9:10-9:20AM-Management Algorithm to Pilon Fractures 9:20-9:30AM-Approach to Syndesmotic Injuries 9:30-9:40AM-Questions 9:40-9:50AM-Management Principals and Algorithm of Care for Talar Fractures 9:50-10:00AM-Navicular Fractures - Approach and Management 10:00-10:10AM-Open Treatment of Calcaneal Fractures - When and How? 10:10-10:20AM-Minimally Invasive Surgery Calcaneal Fractures - When and How? 10:20-10:30AM-Questions 10:30-10:45AM-Tea Break Foot & Ankle Arthritis 10:45-10:55AM-Ankle Arthritis - Nonoperative Approach 10:55-11:05AM-Ankle Arthritis - Distraction Arthroplasty 11:05-11:15AM-Ankle Arthritis - Fusion (open, arthroscopic, and mini) 11:15-11:25AM-Ankle Arthritis - Total Ankle Replacement 11:25-11:35AM-Questions 11:35-11:45AM-Subtalar/Talonavicular/Calcaneocuboid Arthritis - Nonoperative Approach 11:45-11:55AM-Subtalar Arthritis - Open Arthrodesis 11:55AM-12:05PM-Subtalar Arthritis - Percutaneous Arthrodesis 12:05-12:15PM-Subtalar Arthritis - Distraction Arthrodesis 12:15-12:30PM-Questions 12:30-1:30PM-Lunch Foot & Ankle Sports 1:30-1:40PM-Approach and Management of Achilles Tedonitis - Noninsertional 1:40-1:50PM-Approach and Management of Achilles Tedonitis - Insertional 1:50-2:00PM-Haglund's Syndrome Correction by Minimally Invasive Surgery 2:00-2:10PM-Approach and Management of Achilles Ruptures 2:10-2:20PM-Approach and Management of Peroneal Tendonitis 2:20-2:30PM-Approach and Management of Peroneal Tendon Tears 2:30-2:40PM-Questions 2:40-2:50PM-Ankle Instability - Nonoperative Approach 2:50-3:00PM-Ankle Instability - Operative (Primary and Salvage) Techniques 3:00-3:10PM-Deltoid Sprains and Tears - Approach and Management 3:10-3:25PM-Tea Break Miscellaneous Foot & Ankle 3:25-3:35PM-Approach and Management of Plantar Heel Pain 3:35-3:45PM-Approach and Management of Rheumatoid Foot 3:45-3:55PM-Approach and Management of Hallux Valgus 3:55-4:05PM-Hallux Valgus Correction by Minimally Invasive Surgery 4:05-4:15PM-Approach and Management of Claw and Hammer Toes 4:15-4:25PM-Questions 4:25-5:00PM-Cases

Day 3

Time 8:50-9:00AM-Introduction and Welcome Foot and Ankle Trauma 9:00-9:10AM-Lisfranc Injuries - Diagnostic Dilemma 9:10-9:20AM-Management of Open Fractures of the Foot and Ankle 9:20-9:30AM-Jones Fractures - When to Operate, When to Cast 9:30-9:40AM-Fractures in Diabetics - Approach and Management 9:40-9:50AM-Questions 9:50-10:00AM-Tips and Tricks for Application of Ex-fix for Ankle and Foot Fractures 10:00-10:10AM-Nonunions - Nonoperative Approach and Management 10:10-10:20AM-Neglected Ankle Fractures - Management and Tips 10:20-10:30AM-Nonunions - Operative Techniques and Tips 10:30-10:40AM-Questions 10:40-10:55AM-Tea Break Foot & Ankle Arthritis 10:55-11:05AM-Double and Triple Arthrodesis - Techniques and Tips 11:05-11:15AM-Lisfranc and Midtarsal Arthritis - Nonoperative approach 11:15-11:25AM-Lisfranc and Midtarsal Arthrodesis - Techniques and Tips 11:25-11:35AM-Hallux Rigidus - Nonoperative Approach and Management 11:35-11:45AM-Hallux Rigidus - Operative (Fusion, Soft-tissue Arthroplasty) 11:45AM-11:55AM-Pantalar Arthrodesis Using IM nail in Post Traumatic Conditions 11:55-12:05PM-Questions 12:05-1:00PM-Lunch Foot & Ankle Sports 1:00-1:10PM-Ankle Arthroscopy - Techniques and Tips 1:10-1:20PM-Osteochondral Defects - Approach and Management 1:20-1:30PM-Posterior Ankle Arthroscopy - Techniques and Tips 1:30-1:40PM-Subtalar Arthroscopy - Techniques and Tips 1:40-1:50PM-Questions Neurologic Foot 1:50-2:00PM-Midfoot Sprains - Approach and Management 2:00-2:10PM-Turf Toe Injuries - Approach and Management 2:10-2:20PM-Stress Fractures - Approach and Management 2:20-2:30PM-Introduction to Minimally Invasive Surgery in Foot and Ankle 2:30-2:40PM-Questions Miscellaneous Foot & Ankle 2:40-2:50PM-Pes Planus Deformity - Approach and Management 2:50-3:00PM-Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - Approach and Management 3:00-3:10PM-Morton's Neuroma - Approach and Management 3:10-3:20PM-Approach and Management of the Neuropathic Foot and Ankle 3:20-3:50PM-Negative Pressure Therapy/VAC Applications and Demonstration 3:50-4:00PM-Questions and Wrap Up

Conference Faculty

International Course Chair

Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

National Course Chair

Rajiv S. Shah, MBBS

Local Course Chairman

S. Rajasekaran, PhD, MBBS
SR. Sundararajan, MBBS

Course Patron

SKS Marya, MS, DNB, Mch (UK), FICS


Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD

Judith Baumhauer, MD

Rajeev Garapati, MD

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Dr. Malhar Dave

Dr. Nikesh Shah

J. Dheenadhayalan, MBBS

Ram Prabhoo, MD


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Amarnath Surath, MBBS

2011 Coimbatore Sponsors


Parekh Family Foundation


Extremity Medical, Inc.
Memometal, Inc.



Stryker Orthopaedics, Inc.

Coimbatore Gallery