Management of Hand Fractures Sat, Oct 17 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST

Phalangeal vs. metacarpal fractures, when to pin and plate. K-wires, locking plates, compression screws.

This session will focus on Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum, specifically when to use and when not to use it, and a comparison to percutaneous fasciotomy. Additionally, this session will examine the current role for fasciectomy; and what are the complications.

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

  1. Describe which situations K-wire fixation of hand fractures is preferred to plate fixation.
  2. Outline the risks and benefits of plate fixation for hand fractures.
  3. Identify the nuances involved when treating pediatric hand fractures compared to adult fractures.

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.