Non-Microvascular Reconstruction: A Practical Approach Sun, Sep 30 1:30-3:00 p.m.

This course highlights a non-microvascular, practical approach for lower extremity defects. We will include lectures on simple closure methods, wound healing adjuncts and common local muscle and perforator flaps for the lower extremity. We will discuss free vs. local flaps for certain defects and discuss patient selection, safety, and efficiency in these techniques. In addition, lower extremity cases will be discussed in a panel format.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Identify useful wound healing adjunctive dressings and simple methods to close lower extremity wounds. 2. Discuss common local muscle flaps for hip, knee, leg and foot defects. 3. Identify key surgical steps for performing successful local perforator and propeller flaps for the lower extremity. 4. List common problems and lower extremity defects which are amenable for non- microvascular reconstruction options. 5. Discuss lower extremity cases where both free and local flaps are options for closure.

Program Subject to Change.

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.