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Joint Replacement vs. Fusion in the Hand Sun, Oct 31 1:30-3:00 p.m. EDT

Fusion remains the standard treatment of traumatic and acquired arthritic conditions of the hand. This point counterpoint discussion will compare established and newer joint replacement techniques with arthrodesis. Complications and avoidance of complications will be discussed.

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

  1. Discuss surgical options for MCP and PIP joint arthroplasty;
  2. Identify patient outcome measurements;
  3. Outline surgical techniques of arthrodesis;
  4. Discuss management of complications of arthroplasties.

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.