Mangled Hand: Perspectives in Biologic vs. Bionic Reconstruction Thursday, October 26 Thu, Oct 26 5:00-6:00 p.m. CDT
Mangling hand injuries are challenging for plastic and upper extremity surgeons. Decision-making for these injuries is complex, and it can be challenging to determine when a limb should be salvaged, and when the patient would be better off with prosthetic reconstruction. This session is designed as a point-counterpoint to discuss decision-making and outcomes for these injuries.
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify injury factors that are predictive of successful limb salvage vs. amputation.
- Plan staged surgical intervention to optimize outcomes of biologic reconstruction.
- Discuss the important aspects of prosthetic reconstruction and how to optimize utilization and function with upper extremity prosthetics.
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.
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