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TexFix 2025

Fixin' to Be the Biggest and Best Ex Fix Meeting

March 15-16, 2025

UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

TexFix is the rebranding and continuation of UT Health San Antonio's International External Fixation Symposium (IEFS) which was held annually for 15 years. Now, TexFix is bigger and better, just like Texas! TexFix focuses on teaching surgeons of all experience levels the principles of external fixation in the foot and ankle while adding the flavor of the Texas culture. Home of one of the oldest podiatry residencies and fellowships in the US, UT Health San Antonio's expert faculty are renowned for their expertise in Charcot foot reconstruction and management of foot and ankle trauma. TexFix courses contain didactic and practical experiences with cadaveric specimens and are optimal team building exercises.

 

Join us in San Antonio and bring your whole team!

AENS Sponsorship
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Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons - A specialty medical society formed to promote and advance collaborative study, research and development regarding the treatment of extremity nerve disease, trauma and repair.  The association provides cadaveric and didactic education specifically focused on lower extremity nerve procedures which is open to MDs and DPMs.   www.aens.us

Course Description

This year the conference will focus on the fundamentals of lower extremity external fixation mechanics and application. Attendees will learn about the basic principles of external fixation design and application and will have the opportunity to construct devices for several foot and ankle conditions. Day 1 will include lectures and dry lab workshops. Day 2 will focus on external fixation applications on cadaveric leg specimens.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, and fellows who specialize in podiatry and lower extremity external fixation mechanics and application.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe basic external fixation application biomechanical concepts

  • Recognize the external fixator components

  • Describe the safe zones for external fixator wire and pin placement

  • Recognize the surgical indications for foot and ankle external fixation

  • Apply techniques for the assembly of an external fixator and the appropriate application

  • Describe the soft tissue reconstructive ladder

  • Recognize various soft tissue reconstructive procedures for the foot and ankle

  • Understand the basic anatomical basis for foot and ankle flap design

  • Describe surgical indications for foot and ankle plastic surgical techniques

  • Perform skin graft and flap procedures in the cadaver workshop 

Accreditation

PHYSICIANS: UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 17.25AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

PODIATRISTS: The University of Texas Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. The University of Texas Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine has approved this activity for a maximum of 17.25 continuing education contact hours.

COURSE DIRECTORS

Collin E. Pehde, DPM, FASPS

Course Chairman   

Director of the Amputation Prevention and Research Fellowship

Lee J. Sanders Endowed Professor of Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Podiatry

UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Pehde is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Podiatry at UT Health San Antonio.   He serves as the Director of the Amputation Prevention and Research Fellowship.
 

Dr. Pehde graduated with a degree in Health Services Organization and Policy from Wichita State University.  He then attended medical school at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, earning the Graduate with Distinction.   He then completed a podiatric medicine residency at The West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a podiatric surgical residency at West Houston Medical Center in Houston, Texas and a limb deformity internship at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics in Baltimore, Maryland. 
 

Dr. Pehde focuses his practice on the treatment of the diabetic foot. This encompasses preventive high risk diabetic foot care, acute and chronic wound management and advanced foot and ankle orthoplastic reconstructive surgery to prevent major limb amputation.
 

Dr. Pehde is dedicated to teaching the next generation of podiatric physicians, including medical students, residents, and fellows. His research interests include advancements in medical and surgical diabetic foot treatments producing positive patient outcomes and implementing 3D printing techniques for diagnostic and patient care.

Dr. Rogers is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York. He completed a fellowship in Diabetic Limb Salvage and Research at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage, policy and practice, and has delivered more than 500 lectures in all 50 states and over 30 countries.

Dr. Rogers is currently the President of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine where he led the effort to create the certificate of added qualification program and authored the Board’s guidance on hospital and surgical privileges for podiatrists.

Dr. Rogers is the Associate Editor (Diabetic Foot Section) for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He received the Rising Star Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association for outstanding national accomplishments in 2011 and selected by Podiatry Management Magazine as one of the most influential podiatrists in America. He was chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Foot Care Council and Rogers is one of a select few American podiatrists to be honored as a Fellow Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Lee C. Rogers, DPM
DABPM, CAQAP, FACPM, FASPS, FFPM, FFPM RCPS (Gias.)

Chief of Podiatry
Louis T. Bogy Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Associate Professor/Clinical of Orthopaedics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

Chief of Podiatry Dr. Lee C. Rogers shares his vision for the next 50 years of podiatric medicine and surgery at UT Health San Antonio

Location

UT Health San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

Symposium Location

Academic Learning & Teaching Center,  3.304



Cadaver Labs Location

Dental School Anatomy Labs, DTL 1.284T

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