Hand Therapy Sun, Sep 30 8:00-9:00 a.m.

This session will provide a review and update of the principles of hand therapy following common elective surgical procedures including peripheral nerve decompressions, joint arthroplasties and fusions, and management of traumatic conditions including tendon repairs, tendon and nerve transfers, and fracture fixation.

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

  1. Outline the timing of postoperative hand therapy and mobilization following fracture fixation
  2. Describe the principles of postoperative therapy and motor re-education following tendon and nerve transfers
  3. Discuss the issues of the timing of splinting and mobilization following peripheral nerve decompression
  4. Outline commonly used protocols following tendon repair and tenolysis.
  5. Describe the principles of therapy following joint procedures including fusions, arthroplasties, and capsulotomies.

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.