August 18-21, 2016

Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, IL

Monday, June 28, 2010

Exhibitor: WaterGuard

Have your patients been asking you for a better option to keep their cast dry while showering? WaterGuard is your answer.

The WaterGuard sleeve is slip-on, self sealing protection that fits snug enough to keep water out, while remaining comfortable to the user. It slips over arm, leg and knee injury sites and come in sizes for adults, children and infant.

This product is avaiable for purchase online and in Safeway retail outlets.

Visit them in the exhibit hall, online and tell your patients about them too.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research

The Foundation for Education and Musculoskeletal Research (FEMR) was founded with the mission to become a resource for unbiased information to promote musculoskeletal health and research, prevent fragility fractures and increase awareness of osteoporosis and related bone trauma and disabilities.

Visit the FEMR booth at the exhibit hall to learn more and visit

FEMR also provides daily bone health messages on facebook. Join us.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hands-on Workshop: New Concepts in Cephlomedullary Nailing

The Synthes Titanium Trochanteric Fixation Nail (TFN) is intended to treat stable and unstable pertrochanteric fractures, intertrochanteric fractures, basal neck fractures, and combinations thereof. The Long TFN is additionally indicated for subtrochanteric fractures, pertrochanteric fractures associated with shaft fractures, pathologic fractures of osteoporotic bone (including prophylactic use) in both trochanteric and diaphyseal regions, long subtrochanteric fractures, proximal or distal nonunions, malunions and revisions.

Synthes now is introducing a second option for proximal fixation in the TFN. Surgeons have the ability to use the new Lag Screw or the existing Helical Blade with using the TFN.

For more information, click here for a technique guide.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Everyone enjoys fireworks!

Everyone enjoys fireworks and ferris wheels! Visit Navy Pier, I know every other tourist does but it is enjoyable. There are fireworks on Wednesdays 9:30 pm and Saturdays 10:15 pm every week during the summer.

Get a great view of the Chicago skyline and lake front on the 150 foot-high ferris wheel modeled after the first ferris wheel. The first Ferris wheel was built for Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

This is a great place to take your family. Navy Pier has so much to offer. Visit the website to make the most of your visit.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Orthopaedic Life in Iraq & Afganistan Keynote Address

Join me in first thanking Colonel Colin Miller, MD for his dedication and years of service to the US Army.

Colonel Colin Miller, MD will be presenting a keynote Friday, August 6 on Orthopaedic Life in Iraq & Afganistan. He'll present to you what he experiences during his tours of duty. You'll learn what life on the 'front line' and working in a field hospital is really like. It may make you have second thoughts next time you are frustrated at your hospital.

Colonel Miller is also a talented photographer. He's lecture will be filled with great photography and video. Some of Colonel Miller's photographs were part of the AAOS Wounded in Action art exhibit at the 2010 AAOS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Take a look at his great work, click here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Le Colonial: A Great Dining Option

Now here is a restaurant and dining option you may not have at home...Le Colonial, an upscale French-Vietnamese restaurant. This restaurant serves great food with great atmosphere. I like to say the upstairs has a South Pacific feel for all you musical lovers. This again is a personal favorite of mine. Visit there website to check out the menu and make a reservation.

Visit Le Colonial at 937 N Rush Street or on the web.

Own the Bone

The goal of the Own the Bone program is to close the treatment gap between the repair of a fragility fracture and the prevention of future fractures. By implementing a comprehensive 10-measure program, Own the Bone seeks to:

  • Close the gap documented in the RAND and NCQA studies as it applies to physician treatment recommendations

  • Change physician and patient behavior to reduce incidence of future fractures

  • Develop a turnkey multidisciplinary program that will become incorporated as routine clinical practice

  • Promote osteoporosis treatment and bone health maintenance

  • Reduce the impact of osteoporosis

  • Reduce the risk of mortality after hip fractures

Visit the Own the Bone website to learn more:

We are excited to have Own the Bone at the exhibit hall this year. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about their program. Be sure to take time to visit the booth and learn how you can participate in their program.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Everyone LOVES a good debate!

We've received such great feedback on our past beer & biologics session that we've decided to add a debate topic throughout the course. We've also expanded the scope of our debate only session on Friday afternoon. We've changed the name to "Controversies Over Cocktails". Our knowledgeable, experiences and opinionated faculty will debate each other on the latest techniques and practices. We hope you can join in and spur some heated debates.