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Care of the musculoskeletal system is a major component of Physical/Occupational Therapy and Primary Care.  This program will cover a full range of upper extremity dysfunction and the latest treatment options.  This conference is designed for Primary Care Providers, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists.

Learning objectives include discussions on:

  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment options for shoulder, elbow and wrist dysfunction and the impact of these decisions on Physical Therapy
  • The indications for traditional versus reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • The indications for arthroscopic intervention at the wrist
  • Surgical intervention for severe UE Trauma (ORIF/external fixation) and its potential impact on patients' functional use of the limb
  • Recognition of common elbow conditions on radiographic studies

The conference will take place on Thursday, October 25th, from 4-8:30 pm at the Creasy Auditorium/Robilotti Conference Rooms at Danbury Hospital.  The fee to attend is $20 and includes all course materials and dinner. Participation in the program offers 3 points of CME credit, 3 PT Contact Hours and 3 OT Contact Hours.

Conference Schedule:

4:15-4:30 pm   Registration

4:30-4:40 pm   Welcome and Introduction, Daniel Fish, MD

4:40-5:00 pm   Rotator Cuff Repair, Ross Henshaw, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

5:00-5:20 pm   Shoulder Instability, Angelo Ciminiello, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

5:20-5:40 pm   Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, Philip Mulieri, MD, PhD, Danbury Orthopedics

5:40-6:10 pm   Discussion

6:10-7:00 pm   Dinner, Robilotti Center

7:00-7:20 pm   Upper Extremity Trauma, Case Presentation, Edward Feliciano, MD

7:20-7:40 pm   Elbow Radiographic Studies, Joseph DiGiovanni, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

7:40-8:00 pm   Wrist Arthroscopy, John Lunt, MD, Danbury Orthopedics

8:00-8:30 pm   Panel Discussion

The conference is presented by the Western Connecticut Health Network and the Danbury Hospital Section of Orthopedics.  Danbury Orthopedics' physicians are pleased to be part of the presenting panel and discuss these important topics related to care of the Upper Extremity.