The MIS Academy is designed to guide your journey in MIS foot surgery.
From first steps to mastery, the Academy enables you to learn, practice and refine your expertise with leading MIS surgeons.
Chaired by Mark Blackney and Tim Schneider.
LEVEL 1 MIS INDUCTION
Attendees: anyone that has an interest in learning about MIS foot procedures and/or done <20 MIS foot procedures
Introduction into MIS procedures of the foot
Tips and Tricks for starting MIS bunionettes, joint preparation and varus/valgus ray adjustments
Burr selection & Post-operative care
Training on MIS IP fusion, calcaneal osteotomy, akin, toe corrections and cheilectomies
LEVEL 2 MIS INTERMEDIATE
Attendees: must have performed >20 MIS procedures and routinely use MIS foot procedures including IP fusion, calc osteotomy, akin, toe corrections, cheilectomy
Tips and tricks for IP fusion, calcaneal osteotomy, akin, toe corrections and cheilectomies
Choosing the correct burr for the pathology
Introduction to MIS Bunion and MIS MTP techniques
LEVEL 3 MIS ADVANCED
Attendees: must have attended Level 2 Course and have performed >20 MIS Bunions or MIS MTPs
Journey to an MIS focused approach
Advanced course focusing on refining technique and addressing common complications of MIS techniques
How to manage severe deformities and multiple issues
Developed through a combination of surgical observation and cadaveric training
MBBS BSc. FRACS
Mark's specialty is minimally invasive surgical techniques which have revolutionised the management of foot problems.
Mark's current positions:
Chairman, Foot & Ankle, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
Chairman, Foot & Ankle, St Vincent’s Health, Victoria
Tim is interested in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery with particular interest in 1st MTP joint replacement, ankle arthroscopy, hindfoot reconstruction and forefoot reconstruction.
Tim is a senior consultant at Melbourne Orthopaedic Group.