Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: It's Not About the Mesh Friday, October 22 Fri, Oct 22
Although Plastic & reconsructive surgery already published a special issue on 'current concepts in abdominal wall reconstruction', it is still a field which is neither very popular nor very familiar to plastic surgeons. New concepts such as chemical component separation using Botox as well as a variety of new bio prosthetic materials available will be worth discussing. Building a collaborative partnership with our colleague general surgeons, and their new perspectives and techniques such as robot-assisted eTEP access will also be covered.
At the end of this activity participants will be able to:
- Explain the role and importance of a multidisciplinary team in abdominal wall reconstruction, and how to start set up one in their practice.
- Describe merits and demerits of different types of synthetic, biologic, or biosynthetic meshes currently available, and choose a right one for their reconstruction.
- Explain the basic concepts and techniques of surgical and chemical component separation.
- Explain the specific roles of plastic surgeons in abdominal wall reconstruction, especially in the era of minimally invasive surgery.
- Identify new areas and challenges in abdominal wall reconstruction such as robot-assisted techniques or abdominal wall transplantation.
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.