28th Annual Oscar Miller Day Symposium

October 17,2008
The Blake Hotel, Charlotte, NC

On Friday, October 17th, the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) and physicians from OrthoCarolina's Foot & Ankle Institute hosted the 28th Annual Oscar Miller Day Symposium. The purpose of the day was to promote orthopedic education in the Southeast. This program was accredited for 7.0 hours of Continuing Medical Education by Charlotte AHEC.

This year the topic was "Advances in Operative and Non-Operative Treatments of Foot and Ankle Disorders." The keynote speaker was Mark Myerson, M.D., Director of the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center, in Baltimore, MD. Additional guest faculty included: Gregory Berlet, M.D., Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, Columbus, OH; Mark Easley, M.D., Duke University Health System, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Durham, NC; Troy Watson, M.D., Desert Orthopaedic Center, Las Vegas, NV; and Tricia Hubbard, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Kinesiology.

Attendees included 279 healthcare professionals (144 providers and 135 allied health professionals) and 52 sponsor representatives. 

Please click here to view the program.

Kent Ellington, MD (left), a fifth year resident from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC receives the Basil Boyd Resident research award from the Keynote Speaker, Mark S. Myerson, MD (right)

The name of the Basil Boyd Award recipient is engraved on the plaque and platter to commemorate the tradition of this award which began in 1985.

For a full list of the Basil Boyd Resident Research Award winners, please click here.

The OrthoCarolina Research Institute would like to thank the 2008 corporate sponsors of Oscar Miller Day for their support.

Platinum Sponsor
Wright Medical Technologies, Inc

Gold Sponsor
OrthoCarolina, P.A.

Silver Sponsors
dj Orthopedics; Synthes USA; Synthes Trauma; Carolinas HealthCare System

Bronze Sponsors
Biomet; Biomimetic Therapeutics; Depuy; Electro Medical Systems Corp; I-Flow Corporation; Gentiva Health Services; Metrolina Regional Prosthetics; Orthofix; OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc; Roll-A-Bout; Smith & Nephew; Southern Medical Surgical; SouthTech Orthopedics, Inc.; Zimmer; Arthrex, Inc


Oscar Miller Day Program

Session I: Forefoot
Troy S. Watson, MD – Advances in Bunion Surgery: Suture Button Correction

Gregory C. Berlet, MD – Opening Wedge Osteotomy Technique for the Advanced Bunion Deformity (pdf)
Bruce E. Cohen, MD – Hallux Rigidus: Cheilectomy vs. Fusion (pdf

Robert B. Anderson, MD – Tricks for the Failed Hammertoe (pdf

Mark S. Myerson, MD – Second MP Instability and Metatarsalgia (pdf

Mark S. Myerson, MD –Key Note Address- The Current Approach to Managing Ankle Arthritis-Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement (pdf

Session II: Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Robert Anderson, MD –Stress Fractures (pdf

Carroll P. Jones, MD –Lisfranc Injuries (presentation not available) 

W. Hodges Davis, MD –Advances in Repair of the Ruptures Achilles Tendon (pdf)

Session III: Midfoot/Hindfoot, Part I

Robert B. Anderson, MD –Managing the Cavovarus Foot (pdf

Bruce E. Cohen, MD –New Concepts for the Adult Acquired Flatfoot (pdf

Kent Ellington, MD – Basil Boyd Resident Award Paper: Clinical and radiographic review of hallux metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis using dome-shaped reamers and a stainless-steel dorsal plate (pdf

Session III: Midfoot/Hindfoot, Part II

Mark E. Easley, MD –Conventional vs Computer-Assisted Subtalar Arthrodesis: A Cadaveric Study (pdf

W. Hodges Davis, MD – Biologic Adjuncts to Bone Healing (pdf

Troy S. Watson, MD – Insertional Achilles Disorders and Treatment 

Bruce E. Cohen, MD – Minimal Incision Calcaneal Fracture Repair (pdf

Mark S. Myerson, MD –Salvage of the Late Sequalae Calcaneus Fractures (pdf

Jeopardy (Contestants: Mark S. Myerson, MD; W. Hodges Davis, MD; Mark E. Easley, MD) (presentation not available) 

Session IV: Ankle

Mark E. Easley, MD –Ankle Sprains that Won’t Heal (pdf

Gregory C. Berlet, MD –Cartilage Replacement: Other Options for the Talar OCL (presentation not available) 

W. Hodges Davis, MD –Posterior Ankle and Subtalar Arthroscopy: Tricks to the Trade 

Tricia Hubbard, PhD – Mechanical and Sensorimotor Changes in Patients with Ankle Osteoarthritis (pdf)

Carroll P. Jones, MD – Thin-wire Applications for Difficult Foot/Ankle Problems (presentation not available)