2017 Chennai Conference

Parekh Indo-US 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. As always, we will continue the tradition with live surgeries and technique videos, as well as workshops and lectures. However, we will be building on prior successes and add physiotherapy day for the third year, and increase the number of opportunities for faculty to interact with attendees.

The 8th annual meeting will be held on:

January, 6, 7, and 8 2017 in Chennai, India


The course will take place at the Hotel Savera, Chennai. Our faculty from around the globe 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.

Our faculty from around the globe 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.

2017 Chennai Agenda Overview

An overview of the 2017 Chennai Conference is below. Click a section to get more information. To get downloads of the presentations and papers, AFTER the meeting, please sign into the Forum. In addition to the session below, there will be sessions dedicated to case presentations and audience discussions. We suggest that you bring cases on a thumb drive to present at the meeting.

Highlights of the Conference

Foot and Ankle Basics:

  • Physical Examinations and How to Diagnose
  • How to do Imaging – Recent Advances-3D Printing and Demonstration
  • Anesthesia and Positioning
Foot and Ankle Trauma: Concepts, Principles, How to Plan and Perform:
  • Recent Advances in Ankle Fractures - Posterior Malleolus Fractures
  • Recent Concepts in Syndesmotic Injuries
  • Understand injury and deciding approach and implant for Pilon Fractures
  • Talus Fractures - Minimally Invasive – Which screw, From where? Plate?
  • Recent Advances in Calcaneal Fractures - Minimally invasive Approaches
  • Lisfranc – Multiple Metatarsals – Compartment Syndrome and Many More
Tendon Issues: Recent Advances, Principles, Identify Source of Pain:
  • Tendo-Achilles Rupture - Acute and Chronic
  • Achilles Tendonitis and Tendinopathy
  • Peroneal Tendonitis and Tears
  • Anterior Tibial Tendinopathy
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Stage 1, 2, 3 Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Arthritis Issues: Recent Advances, Principles, Identify Source of Pain:
  • Ankle Arthritis - Nonoperative Management
  • Ankle Arthritis - Distraction Arthroplasty
  • Ankle Arthritis - Fusion (open, arthroscopic, and mini)
  • Ankle Arthritis - Total Ankle Replacement
  • Subtalar Arthritis
  • Subtalar Arthritis - Distraction Arthrodesis
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusions
  • Midfoot Arthritis - Nonoperative and Operative Management
  • Delayed Presentation of Lisfranc Injuries and TMT Arthritis - Nonoperative and Operative Approach
Common Foot & Ankle Issues: Concepts, Principles, Management:
  • Claw and Hammer Toes
  • Plantar Heel Pain
  • Neuropathic Foot and Ankle
  • Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
  • Physical Therapy of the Foot and Ankle
  • Equinus Ankle
  • Osteotomies of the Foot and Ankle
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sesamoid Pathologies
  • Common Tumors of the Foot and Ankle
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics and Many More
Ligament & Sports Related Problems: Concepts, Management:
  • Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Acute Ankle Sprains (bracing, PT, medial ankle)
  • Chronic Anterolateral Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Instability
  • Medial Deltoid Ligament Injury and Reconstruction
Surgical Videos/Classes:
  • Recorded Surgical Videos
  • Ask the Experts
  • Live Saw Bone Workshops
  • Live Surgeries

E-Poster Guideline Submission

The Parekh Indo-US Foot and Ankle Course Program Committee would like to obtain disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest from faculty/presenters at the 2017 Annual Meeting. This disclosure information will be required to be part of the ePoster.

  1. Poster presentations will be shown for the entire meeting (3 days).
  2. e-Posters presentations are limited to no more than 12 PowerPoint® slides.
  3. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2016 to be eligible for review by the committee. An abstract is not eligible for consideration if it has been published prior to submission date of November 1, 2016. Notification of acceptance or rejection and all future correspondence will be emailed to the presenter by December 2016.
  4. If your poster is accepted, you MUST register for the meeting.
  5. Your submission must include:
    • Title
    • Abstract
    • Content
    • 1 to 5 keywords
    • List of all authors (Additional authors may not be added after acceptance.)
  6. Email all abstracts for consideration (with all parts listed in step #5) to: fmer001@gmail.com
View E-Submission Guide

2017 Chennai Physical Therapy Conference

As part of the 8th Annual Parekh Foot and Ankle Conference, we will also be offering the 3rd Annual Parekh Foot and Ankle Physiotherapy Day Conference on January 7, 2017. This is a one day, hands-on cadaver workshop for delegates. E- Posters are selected from delegate submissions for Physiotherapy focused on the Foot and Ankle. Registration Required.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

As approved by the Medical Council

Hotel Accommodations

The preferred hotels for the conference are:

Hotel Savera, Chennai

Please see the brochure for details.

Conference Faculty

International Course Chair

Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA

National Course Chair

Rajiv S. Shah, MBBS

Local Course Chairman

Dr. Jeyapaul Parthian


Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Joe Daniel Dr. Sheldon Lin
Dr. Steven J. Lawrence

Parekh Family Resident Scholars

Dr. Matt Crawford
Dr. Amanda Fantry

Physical Therapists

Zankhna S. Parekh, MSPT


Dr. SM Ajoy

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Dr. Malhar Dave

Dr. Kamal Dureja

Dr. Mahendra Kudchadkar

Dr. Pradeep Moonot

Dr. Jeyapaul Parthiban

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Dr. Sampat S. Dumbre Patil

Dr. Nikesh Shah

Dr. Rajesh Simon

Dr. Sundararajan S.R.

Dr. Ajoy Sinha

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Dr. Rajeev Vohra

Dr. Abhishek Kini

Dr. Mandeep Dhillon

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Physical Therapists

Mr. Samson No Photo Taken.