Extensor Tendon Repair and Management, Including the Relative Motion Splint Concept Sun, Sep 30 4:30-6:00 p.m.

There are 5 important improvable problems in extensor tendon management in 2018.

  1. Many hand surgeons still immobilize hand extensor tendon lacerations with 3 or more weeks of immobilization after surgical repair. This course will help those surgeons transition to safe early protected movement with relative motion extension splinting after extensor tendon repair so many of those patients can safely return to work and looking after their families in a much more function problem in 2018.
  2. Many hand surgeons continue to get terrible or inconsistent results when they manage boutonniere deformities. This course will help those surgeons transition to a much more predictable better outcome of boutonniere management with relative motion flexion splinting.
  3. Many surgeons are not aware that they can get better results with interosseous tears, sagittal band injuries, and other extensor lesions. This course will help them get better results.
  4. There are many hand pain problems that are now beyond solution for many hand surgeons. This course will help the surgeons solve their problems for patients with relative motion splinting.
  5. Many extensor tendon lesions leave patients with PIP extensor lag after surgery. This course will help surgeons use relative motion flexion splints to solve this problem.

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.