Management of Hand Fractures Saturday, October 17 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:
- Describe which situations K-wire fixation of hand fractures is preferred to plate fixation.
- Outline the risks and benefits of plate fixation for hand fractures.
- 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.