Fillet of Limb Flaps / Spare Parts Surgery Sat, Sep 21 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This course will cover reconstruction for traumatic and oncologic amputation of the upper and lower limbs. The fillet flap is a powerful tool in the reconstructive surgeon’s armamentarium because it provides ample reliable soft tissue coverage and restoration of function while utilizing “spare parts” that would otherwise be discarded. Nuances of the technique will be discussed as well as variations to maximize limb length or restore pelvic stability with bone, such as rotationplasty, tibial turnip-plasty, and tibial and femoral bone flaps. Targeted muscle reinnervation, which is a new concept used to control phantom limb pain, will also be introduced.

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

  1. Harvest fillet of arm and fillet of leg flaps for amputation reconstruction;
  2. Perform limb lengthening surgeries such as rotationplasty and pelvic stabilization with free bone flaps;
  3. Discuss targeted muscle reinnervation and peripheral nerve pain treatment.

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.