Monday, August 20, 2018

(Day 2 of this program is on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am in Crystal Ballroom C.)

Orthopaedic Breakout

Presented by the Florida Orthopaedic Society

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Crystal Ballroom C
Convention Level
(Entrance to G2)

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Welcome and Introductions

Fraser Cobbe
Executive Director
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Tampa, FL

8th Annual Florida Orthopaedic Society Injured Workers Inspiration (IWI) Awards – Case Presentations

David Chandler, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Pensacola, FL

The Injured Workers Inspiration (IWI) Awards were created to recognize the achievements of injured workers and their musculoskeletal physicians. Highlighting this year’s most compelling stories of medical innovation and the conquering nature of the human spirit, these case presentations will both inspire and educate. Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of these remarkable patients and recognize the advances of musculoskeletal science.

Patellofemoral Syndrome – Therapy First!

Theodore Evans, MD
South Florida International Orthopaedics
Miami and Homestead, FL

Join Dr. Evans for a comprehensive review of patellofemoral syndrome and the role that therapy can play in recovery. Dr. Evans will review the mechanical and functional problems of the patellofemoral joint of the knee and what clinical indications exist for the use of physical therapy, bracing, and shoe inserts. When are injections and surgery warranted? Primary and secondary causes of patellofemoral syndrome will also be analyzed.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
New Innovations in Treating the Injured Knee: Sub-Chondroplasty to Stem Cell

Brian Reiter, MD
Atlantis Orthopaedics
Atlantis, FL

Calling all innovators? Knee injuries have been around forever – so what is new in treating those injuries that are common in the work place. Learn why injections and arthroscopy are not always successful in relieving pain. Discover how knee specialists are turning to the subchodroplasty procedures to diagnose and treat stress fractures in the knee. And, what about those stem cells? What does the scientific literature say and how are stem cells currently being used in the clinical setting.

How Shocking! The Non-Electro- Diagnostician’s Guide to Understanding EMG/NCS And Electrodiagnostic Tests

David Klein, MD
Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center
Sarasota, FL

Join Dr. Klein as he provides the audience with the workers’ compensation field guide for understanding nerve studies and electrodiagnostic tests. During the presentation, Dr. Kline will clearly define Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS). He will discuss the appropriate indications for ordering nerve studies. What diagnostic information can be learned? And what information can sometimes be missed? How does chronicity and timing of the injury impact treatment decisions? The audience will learn if one EMG/NCS is the same as any other and what bearing the test results will have on treatment and follow-up care.

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Rotator Cuff Injuries: Rehab or Repair

Jonathan Levy, MD
Holy Cross Medical Group
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The capacity to effectively evaluate rotator cuff injuries and differentiate the clinical needs of the injured worker is key for shoulder specialists and the workers’ compensation professionals they work with. During this presentation Dr. Levy will review common evaluation techniques for rotator cuff injuries and how he differentiates which injuries require immediate attention from those that do not. The audience will learn the impact rotator cuff injuries have on functional capacity and timelines for return-to-work for injured workers.

Bundled Payments: Meeting the Triple Aim in Workers’ Compensation

Paul Bruning, DHA
Executive Director Orthopedics
Holy Cross Medical Group
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Is the success of the Medicare bundled payment pilot program transferable to the workers’ compensation arena? Join Paul Bruning as he takes aim at the opportunities available in workers’ compensation through the adoption of bundled payment principles. During the program, Paul will review the current orthopedic bundled payment models and how workers’ compensation can leverage this payment methodology to reduce the cost of care while producing value for employees and employers.