|Year : 2019 | Volume
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Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium 2019 Update
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,,,,. Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium 2019 Update. Duke Orthop J 2019;9:0
The eleventh annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS) from April 26-27th focused on innovation and surgical technique in joint replacement surgery. Started in 2009 by brothers Mike Berend, MD'92, HS'92-'98, and Keith Berend, MD'97, HS '97-'02 to honor their mother Emily S. Berend, EBARS is now in its 11th year and has become a highlight of the year for both residents and faculty at Duke and orthopaedic surgeons and other care providers in the adult reconstruction field of orthopaedics from around the country.
Course directors again this year were Michael Bolognesi and Samuel Wellman. Visiting professor Larry Dorr gave a great talk on spinopelvic alignment, one of the areas in which he is a world renowned expert, and shared stories and pictures from his experience with Operation Walk, an organization he founded that provides total joint replacements for people in need around the world. This year's impressive list of guest faculty in adult reconstruction included Aaron Hofmann, Justin Cobb, Stephen Murphy, Matthew Garberina, Chris Christensen, and Tad Gerlinger. Surgical demonstrations took place in the Human Fresh Tissue Lab with interactive discussion, commentary, and question and answers with the main conference in The Great Hall of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education. Demonstrations this year included mobile bearing and fixed bearing unicompartmental knees performed simultaneously bilaterally, bicruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty, revision total knee arthroplasty with mesh reconstruction of extensor mechanism, the mini-posterior approach, hip resurfacing with ceramic on ceramic and all disposable instrumentation, and the Supercap approach with hip sextant using preoperative CT. Duke faculty members from adult reconstruction, sports medicine, and shoulder presented material as part of lively sessions on alternative payment models, various approaches to the hip, implant designs, UKA vs TKA, outpatient arthroplasty, shoulder arthroplasty, gait kinematics, hip preservation and the crowd favorite implant unknown quiz won this year by Keith Berend. The dinner and party at the Bolognesi household is a revered annual tradition with a delicious pig pickin barbeque dinner and drinks with a good time had by all.
The meeting was very well attended by residents who could participate in the symposium free of charge as trainees. Case presentations by Eliana Saltzman, Beau Kildow, Sean Ryan, Gerald Aggrey, Alex Lazarides, Ben Wooster, Colin Penrose, Tyler Vovos and Jonathan Peterson allowed an opportunity for the faculty moderators and the audience to engage in vigorous debate about recommended next steps in management of complex primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty cases. Residents and fellows had the opportunity to assist in the live surgical demos.
We are already looking forward to EBARS 2020, the 12th annual, which will be help April 3-4 with another impressive visiting professor and guest faculty being assembled to discuss innovation and surgical technique in adult reconstruction.
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