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Hand and Partial Hand Prosthetics: Innovation Sat, Oct 30 8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT

Salvage of the hand affected by trauma or oncologic resection is not always possible. The hand surgeon must work closely with the prosthetist to achieve the best functional outcomes for patients with digit to limb loss. This panel will present surgeon prosthetist teams working together to achieve functional patient outcomes.

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

  1. Identify ways to collaborate with prosthetists for patients with hand and digital amputations.
  2. Discuss optimal management of amputations with regards to future prosthetic use.
  3. Discuss modern prosthetics for the upper extremity.
  4. Discuss complications and failures associated with prosthetic use.

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.