Treatment of Facial Paralysis Saturday, September 29 Sat, Sep 29 7:00-9:00 a.m.
This course will review the options for facial reanimation – specifically the restoration of smile – for patients affected by conditions leading to paralysis. Given the breadth of this topic, effort will be made to summarize treatment options for reinnervation by nerve transfers/grafts for patients with short and intermediate term facial function loss. For those with congenital or long-standing paralysis, the techniques of regional muscle transfer and free muscle transfer will be discussed.
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand how timing affects treatment decision making relative to functional loss onset
- Appreciate the technical aspects of the procedure that lead to normalized facial movement
- Understand the limitations of each type of procedure
- Utilize the information presented to make proper selections for individual patient circumstances.
Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.