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Closed Nerve Injuries including Brachial Plexus Mon, Nov 1 8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT

New techniques have allowed for better reconstructive options for brachial plexus injuries. This session will focus on discussing current techniques for reconstruction of closed nerve injuries, including pediatric birth injuries and closed adult brachial plexus injuries using an evidence based approach and through review of cases. It will also describe management of other closed nerve injuries and related decision-making.

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

  1. Discuss appropriate initial management and workup of closed nerve injuries - when to obtain imaging.
  2. Outline timing of EMG in the workup of closed nerve injuries and when to intervene surgically.
  3. Discuss prognostic factors related to recovery in closed nerve injuries.
  4. Discuss indications for operative intervention for exploration, nerve decompression, and/or nerve repair/reconstruction.

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.