Pedicled Flaps: Surgeries for Surgeons Who Don’t Need Microscopes Mon, Sep 23 1:30-3:00 p.m.

The plastic surgeon is often confronted with open wounds that require soft tissue coverage. The etiology, defect characteristics, patient comorbidities, and anatomy are carefully evaluated to find the ideal reconstructive approach. If adequate healthy soft tissue remains adjacent to the defect, a pedicled flap is often the best solution to reliably cover the defect with simple postoperative management and fast recovery for the patient. The planning, design and harvest of the pedicled flap however can be challenging and will be thoroughly discussed in this panel. We will also list different salvaging maneuvers should the flap have signs of vascular compromise.

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

  1. The learner will be able to outline the planning and design of a pedicled flap;
  2. The learner will be able to list the sequential steps on how to raise a pedicled flap;
  3. The learner will be able to identify the pits and pearls on how to transfer the harvested pedicled flap into the recipient site;
  4. The learner will be able to list different approaches to monitor a pedicled flap;
  5. The learner will be able to discuss salvaging maneuvers in case of vascular compromise of the pedicled flap.

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