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Deformity Pt. 1

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Accreditation Statement: The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:  OTA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • 1) To be able to accurately assess post traumatic deformity with standard radiographic measurements and physical examination techniques and to be able to determine any underlying additional deformities that may impede a successful correction.
  • 2) To be able to accurately plan deformity correction using the osteotomy rules
  • 3) To be able to accurately plan and execute successful deformity correction with a variety of techniques including fixator assisted nailing, plating and external fixator correction.
  • 4) To be able to successfully manage soft tissue and joint problems that arise with post traumatic deformity correction.
  • 5) Learning the basic concepts for successful management of post traumatic limb length discrepancies and segmental bone defects


  • Moderator: Janet Conway, MD
    Michael Assayag, MD, Spence Reid, MD, Joseph Hsu, MD

Original release date: 6/22/2022

Expiration date: 6/22/2025

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour and 30 minute

Statement of Need/Description/or Summary of Gap Analysis

This webinar will provide the skills needed for the orthopaedic traumatologist to successfully take care of deformity that occurs following initial fracture care. 

Instructional Format: Online webcast consisting of slides and audio.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for members to participate in this activity. Non-members must pay $40. To participate in the activity, physicians will be required to take the following steps:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.
  • Participants who successfully complete the evaluation will receive AMA PRA Category 1.5 Credits™.


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In accordance with disclosure policies of OTA and the ACCME, every effort has been made to ensure all CME activities are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. These policies include complying with ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and mitigating all relevant conflicts of interest for all individuals in control of content.  

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Disclaimer: The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the OTA.  In no event will the OTA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support for this activity

Janet Conway, MD (Moderator)

Joseph Hsu, MD

Michael Assayag, MD

Spence Reid, MD


OTA Webinar: Deformity Pt. 1
06/22/2022 at 9:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/23/2022
06/22/2022 at 9:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/23/2022 This 3-hour 2-part webinar is for the orthopaedic traumatologist who is interested in learning the basic concepts involved in successful post traumatic deformity analysis and correction The first part of the series will discuss basic concepts involved in post-traumatic deformity analysis and planning. Standard techniques in radiographic analysis and preoperative planning will be introduced in the first part of the series with case examples to demonstrate concepts. The second part of the series will focus on techniques for deformity correction including fixator assisted plating, fixator assisted nailing and external fixator correction of deformities. Joint contractures and soft tissue considerations in deformity correction will be presented. Additional topics include Basic principles in treating post traumatic limb length discrepancy and segmental bone defects. Case based examples will be used to demonstrate concepts.
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Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available