CARE® Course III- Amputation Surgery
The Foundation Upon Which A Successful Prosthetic Rehabilitation Can Be Built!
SIMULATION LAB – No Fee. For surgeons only. Save the date! May 18, 2012.
Presentation held at the Geri Webb Conference Center room of the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, followed by a proctored surgical laboratory demonstration in the LaSR & Douglass Research Center. Contact us at 419-872-7336 with questions.
RSVP your spot and read more about our event by clicking here: CARE Course: Amputation Surgery
Perry Prosthetics is proud to introduce Janos P. Ertl, MD to present the “Ertl Osteomyoplastic Amputation Procedure”. Dr. Ertl is Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Wishard Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been performing primary and secondary amputations for over 30 years utilizing and improving upon this technique. Jan and his two cousins are the third generation of Ertls to promote this technique which was developed by their grandfather in the 1920s. Please join us for this dynamic presentation!
8:30 am • Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am • Osteomyoplastic Amputation Jan Ertl, MD
10:30am • Prosthetic Considerations Chris Perry LP,CP
11:00am • Patient Examination
11:45am • Lunch
12:15pm • Cadaver Clinic of Tranfemoral and Transtibial Amputation Procedure
2:45 pm • Q & A Session
3:00 pm • End
Objectives of CARE® Course III- Amputation Surgery
- Identify the indications for amputation surgery.
- Trace the history of osteomyoplastic reconstruction.
- Illustrate the indications for osteomyoplastic reconstruction.
- Describe preoperative clinical and instrumented evaluation procedures.
- Outline the osteomyoplastic procedure for transtibial and transfemoral amputations.
- Present the results of osteomyoplastic reconstruction for various amputation levels.
Often after significant time, funds and emotions have been invested into salvage of the limb with, both, the patient and surgeon feeling defeated, amputation is viewed as a failure. It is important that we make a paradigm shift that perceives amputation surgery as the very foundation of successful prosthetic rehabilitation. Identifying a detailed amputation procedure or plan will instill confidence in the patient and create a residual limb that is the ideal platform or ‘end organ’ from which a prosthesis can be fit, fabricated and utilized.
Dr. Janos P. Ertl has worked together with his patients and many prosthetists to create preoperative amputation plans. Follow up is a key component to assessing outcomes and applying that information obtained to future planning. Developing a relationship with the prosthetist will allow for better collection of outcome data.
The goal of the osteomyoplastic procedure, for both primary and secondary amputations, is to create a functional active residual extremity based on reestablishing a physiologic, well-balanced environment. The resulting residual limb is stronger and more durable with improved stability and proprioception.