Office Efficiencies in Hand Surgery / How To Build an Elective Hand Practice Sun, Sep 30 4:30-5:30 p.m.

This session will discuss issues related to building and sustaining an elective hand surgery practice as a surgeon.

It will focus on:

  1. Scope of practice following residency/fellowship training (i.e. how much "other types of plastic surgery" to do)
  2. Defining oneself as a plastic hand and extremity surgeon (particularly in metropolitan areas)
  3. Carving out one's hand surgery niche in his/her hospital and region
  4. Carrying out an efficient hand surgery practice including the use of ultrasound, office imaging, and injections (trigger finger, CMC arthritis, etc)

This session will be set up as a panel, with brief presentations from each participant followed by high-level discussion among the faculty with time for questions and additional discussion.

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

  1. Define the scope of practice of a plastic hand surgeon.
  2. List the different ways to build durable referral patterns for elective hand surgery.
  3. Incorporate the use of in-office imaging (US, radiology) to one's hand surgery practice.
  4. Discuss the indications and options for performing in-office hand surgery procedures.
  5. Identify opportunities to expand one's elective hand surgery practice (workers' compensation, etc)

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.