Lower Extremity Management: Micro vs. Non-Micro / Salvage vs. Amputate - You Decide Mon, Sep 23 7:00-8:30 a.m.

This panel will discuss issues with bone and soft tissue reconstruction and whether to salvage a leg or not. We will also discuss the implications of nerve injury and the value (or not) of trauma scoring systems. The application of state-of-the-art prostheses will be discussed as well. Given adequate time, we plan on discussing several cases which are appropriate to this discussion in terms of management and allow plenty of time for questions and discussion with the panelists.

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

  1. Identify in general which limbs should be salvaged and which should be amputated.
  2. Outline appropriate flaps for soft-tissue reconstruction of the lower extremity after trauma.
  3. List the options for bony reconstruction both standard and microsurgical.
  4. Discuss the application of scoring systems to lower extremity trauma to aid in decision making.

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.