Small Joint Arthroscopy / Wrist Arthroscopy Mon, Oct 1 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery can potentially improve surgical outcomes and speed recovery. While orthopedic trained surgeon routinely uses arthroscopic techniques in their practice, arthroscopy is less frequently utilized by the plastic surgeons.

This course will describe both simple and advanced arthroscopic techniques which can be utilized in a hand surgery practice. Arthroscopic techniques will include ligament repair and debridement, drainage of infections and treatment of degenerative conditions of the wrist and digits.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the indications for wrist arthroscopy
  2. Explain the use of arthroscopy in the MCP joint of the thumb and fingers.
  3. Apply arthroscopic techniques for traumatic and acquired conditions of the wrist
  4. Compare arthroscopic and open techniques for Basal joint arthritis of the thumb.
  5. List indications for arthroscopy outside of the wrist and thumb.

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