Microsurgery in Pediatric Patients Sun, Sep 22 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Pediatric reconstructive microsurgery is challenging and usually performed in pediatric hospitals where there is microsurgical expertise in free tissue transfer. The audience will understand the array of specialized tissue transfers that are well-suited to reconstruct the pediatric extremity as well as head and neck tumors. The pediatric population is most deserving of the reconstructive elevator and in many cases the least morbidity involves complex microsurgical tissue transfer compared with more conventional techniques that often fall short of the reconstructive needs of the child.

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

  1. Understand indications for pediatric free tissue transfer;
  2. Understand organizational principles of a IIIC injury microsurgical team;
  3. Be familiar with nuances of FFMT;
  4. Appreciate the role of free tissue transfer in pediatric extremity in head and neck oncologic conditions.

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.