Prosthetics: State of the Art After Amputation Sun, Sep 22 1:30-2:30 p.m.

There are many new advances in the medical and surgical care of patients with limb loss. However, most plastic surgeons and hand surgeons are not familiar with all of these new approaches that can enhance the functional restoration of patients with limb loss. Through novel ways of managing the peripheral nerves including RPNIs and TMR, we are able to reduce the phantom pain and neuroma pain the patients experience. Using these same approaches, we are also able to provide enhanced prosthetic rehabilitation by providing high fidelity neural signals to control advanced prosthetics. In addition, there are approaches to provide skeletal stability through osseous integration to patients with short residual limbs. In this panel, we will discuss all of the new and novel approaches.

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

  1. Understand the indications, procedure, technique, and outcomes from RPNI surgery
  2. Understand the indications, procedure, technique, and outcomes from TMR surgery
  3. Understand the indications, procedure, technique, and outcomes from AMI surgery
  4. Understand novel approaches to performance of amputations

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.