I am very pleased to introduce the latest article, “How To Perform The Double Calcaneal Osteotomy,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Within the array of possible treatments for symptomatic flexible flatfoot, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, and Brian D. Neerings, DPM, take a closer look at the double calcaneal osteotomy, a procedure that combines the posterior calcaneal displacement osteotomy (PCDO) and the Evans anterior calcaneal osteotomy. In the article, they discuss key diagnostic essentials and surgical treatment considerations for ensuring a successful outcome.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a nine-question exam. Please mark your responses on the enclosed postcard and return it to NACCME. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 53 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 58. Use the enclosed card provided to submit your answers or fax the form to the NACCME at (610) 560-0502.
ACCREDITATION: NACCME is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by the NACCME are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Drs. Catanzariti, Mendicino and Neerings have disclosed that they have no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by the NACCME. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: December 2004.
EXPIRATION DATE: December 31, 2005.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• recognize the indications for performing the double calcaneal osteotomy;
• discuss key aspects of the clinical exam when evaluating patients with symptomatic flexible flatfoot deformity;
• explain the role of diagnostic imaging in assessing patients with symptomatic flexible flatfoot;
• describe the posterior calcaneal displacement osteotomy; and
• discuss key aspects of the Evans anterior calcaneal osteotomy.
Sponsored by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education.