Dr. Laborde is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who practices general orthopedics at Orthopedic Associates of New Orleans and is also the Director of Foot Surgery at LSUHSC. Dr. Laborde developed a successful treatment for diabetic foot problems which could potentially prevent up to 1 million amputations a year worldwide.
Dr. Laborde has more than 40 publications to his credit including 10 publications which deal with the treatment of forefoot ulcers with tendon lengthening.
He will share his techniques for Minimally invasive surgical re-balancing of tendons of the leg and foot for the treatment of foot pain, deformities, and wounds.
He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic training at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He taught Orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical School before returning to New Orleans in 1981, at which time he joined Orthopedic Associates of New Orleans.
Dr. Laborde has received the National United Cerebral Palsy Outstanding Community Service Award in 2000 and was elected president of the American Diabetes Association New Orleans Leadership Council in 2005. He was selected an innovator of the year by City Business Magazine in 2008 and was elected to the honorary American Orthopedic Association in 2010. Dr. Laborde is on the board of advisers of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University and is a board member of the philanthropic Almar Foundation.
Please join us at our scientific conference in New Orleans LA. January 7-9 2016.
Dr. Laborde will be joined by and an international group of highly experienced foot surgeons who will take you step-by-step through minimally invasive treatments for bunions, hammertoes, plantarflexed metatarsals. Heel pain, arthritic joints, bone spurs, tarsal tunnel problems, and other simple and complex foot and ankle deformities.
The conference features a cadaver lab at the Louisiana State University medical school so attendance is limited to 60 doctors.
As always, please bring X-rays of your challenging cased. Members of the Academy will be happy to discuss them with you.
Sheldon Nadal, DPM, Vice President AAFAS
To register or for the agenda of lectures please visit our website: www.aafas.org