Surgical Management of Neuroma and Neuropathic Pain Fri, Sep 20 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This program will involve discussion about all aspects of neuroma management in the upper extremity.

It will include discussion of:

  • Diagnosis of neuroma, using history, physical exam, and diagnostic nerve blocks (Dr. Eberlin)
  • Discussion of the totality of operative techniques, including pros/cons, and non-surgical management of neuromas (Dr. Eberlin)
  • Known science of symptomatic neuroma and the efficacy of individual techniques, including relocation nerve grafting (Dr. Moore)
  • Treatment of neuromas in continuity with nerve grafting and reconstruction (Dr. Ducic)
  • Treatment of end neuromas in amputees and non-amputees with targeted muscle reinnervation (Dr. Valerio)
  • Treatment of end neuromas in amputees and non-amputees with regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces (Dr. Cederna)
  • Group discussion about future of neuroma surgery (moderated by Dr. Eberlin)

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

  1. Discuss the various etiologies of symptomatic neuroma and the anatomic locations of these lesions;
  2. Outline the diagnostic workup including history, physical examination, and the role of diagnostic injections;
  3. List the various surgical techniques available and the advantages and disadvantages of each technique;
  4. Discuss the available data supporting each technique, and the technical specifics of each operative technique;
  5. Identify post-operative expectations and pathways for recovery after surgery;

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